Úbeda Travel Guide

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Úbeda Things to Do

  • Hospital de Santiago

    Built between 1562 and 1575, designed by Pedro de Vandelvira, died when he was beginning to open up the foundation and continued by his son Andrew of Vandelvira, is considered one of the best works of these architects and one of the great works of Renaissance civil Spain. It was built Don Diego de los Cobos, Bishop of Jaen, as a hospital for poor...

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  • Iglesia Santa Maria de los Reales...

    Is settled down on an archeological site of the Bronza Age. It´s a sacred place since time immemorial. It was built over the ruins of the old mosque and transformed into a Christian church after the conquest of the city in 1233 by Ferdinand III, the Saint. The Church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption with the patronage of the royal...

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  • Sacra Capilla del Salvador

    Temple built under the patronage of Francisco de los Cobos as a pantheon of his palace in Ubeda in the Plaza Vázquez de Molina. Ordered built in 1536, was part of a comprehensive program designed to elevate artistic fame, fortune and personal glory that had reached the personal secretary of Charles V, for so he turned to first-class artists.Templo...

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  • Palacio Vazquez de Molina

    The Palace Vázquez de Molina, also known as Palacio de las Cadenas is a National Monument, which is now the Town Hall. Attributed also to Vandelvira (1509-c. 1575). It was built Juan Vázquez de Molina, a nephew of Francisco de los Cobos, and Secretary of State of Philip II.It has chains that line the strip of the front, and which perhaps owes its...

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  • Antiguas Casas Consistoriales

    Host the Old Town Hall, is a wonderful example of civil architecture of a public nature, which is modeled examples of Italian Renaissance, with dual front portico.The upper balcony was function, from which council members attended the celebrations developed in the square, while the bottom served as a meeting place citizens under cover, following...

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  • Palacio del Deán Orgega

    It is one one of the Spanish-Renaissance palaces most important city. Declared of cultural interest, and within the World Heritage site, is the current State-run hotel. The palace has been recently musealized to facilitate his historic visit. This palace was founded and raising by Fernando Ortega Salido, Dean of the Cathedral of Malaga and Cantor...

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  • Convento de la Concepcion

    This convent was founded at the initiative of Mrs. Enriquez de Carvajal Jerónima in March of 1595 being his first Reverend Mother Prioress Anne of the Incarnation, partner of St. Teresa. In 1608 the Community is moved to its present location of the street Montiel, comenzándose the reconstruction of the primitive and modest building in 1665, to be...

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  • Puerta del Losal

    This door Mudejar style is a great example of form and construction techniques that continue to use Muslim after the Christian conquest. It consists of a double pointed horseshoe arch, supported by octagonal columns, preceded by an outside arch connecting the stretch of the wall with the tower that defended it.In the space Inside is a wooden beam...

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  • Museo de San Juan de la Cruz

    The museum exhibits various objects related to the life and work of St. John of the Cross, among which include:Two manuscripts on the process of beatification and canonization of the saint, started in Ubeda in 1617.Wood carving of St. Michael, Joseph's Laughing-seventeenth century.Christ Fallen by Juan de Mesa-seventeenth century.Terracotta model...

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  • Iglesia de San Pablo

    It is located in the Plaza May Day, Old Market Square.Built on a mosque, the church was destroyed during the struggles of succession of the kingdom of Castile. Thus, the present building is later than 1368.It is a Gothic building, but with later additions. The main entrance, located in the aisle is of 1511, the flamboyant Gothic style. The cover at...

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  • Archaeological Museum

    Located in a fourteenth-century Moorish house, the museum has been operating since 1973.Pick up the findings of the Iberian and Roman times found in the deposits of Ubeda. Among other pieces, you can see lions, Roman tombstones or large Iberian mills. In Room Iberian votive offerings include ceramic Santa Elena and Castellar.Situado en una casa...

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  • Sinagoga del Agua

    A few years ago, Fernando Crespo, a developer and builder with his partners bought three buildings adjacent to reform them and make them apartments, shops and parking. As work began on demolition and debris began to appear arches, capitals, wrought precious jars which made him think he was unexpectedly faced with something really important. He...

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  • Deán Ortega Palace

    The Deán Ortega Palace is a Renaissance palace designed by the Spanish architect Andrés de Vandelvira in the 16th century. Now, it is a Parador Nacional (State ruled hotel).

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  • Palacio de las cadenas

    Vázquez de Molina Palace is named Chains’ Palace for the decorative chains which once hung from the facade. This renaissance building was designed by Andrés de Vandelvira in the 16th century. It was ordered to build by Juan Vázquez de Molina, Felipe II’s Secretary of State. Nowadays it houses the Town Hall of Úbeda.

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  • Santa María de los Reales Alcázares

    Santa María de los Reales Alcázares is a church built on the ruins of the ancient Úbeda’s mosque. Several architectural styles are represented: Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. It was seriously damaged during the Spanish Civil War. Nowadays it is closed by restorations’ works.

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  • Capilla del Salvador

    Francisco de los Cobos, Carlos I’s Secretary, ordered to build the Sacred Chapel of El Salvador as his own pantheon. It was designed by the architect Diego de Siloé. Andrés de Vandelvira also took place in its construction. The façade outstands, sculpted in stone by Esteban Jamete.

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  • Iglesia de San Pablo

    This is one of the oldest churches in Ubeda, possibly built in the Visigoth period. One of the fronts (on Cervantes st.) is Romanesque and the other (Plaza 1 de Mayo) is Isabeline Gothic. The tower is Renaissance. There is a Renaissance fountain attached to the apse.Inside, the predominant style is late Gothic and outstand the Plateresque grillwork...

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  • San Lorenzo

    The espadaña (bell wall) of San Lorenzo church is covered by ivy. As there is no worship we couldn’t see the interior of this church.

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  • Casa de las Torres

    The house of the Towers is a civil palace that was rebuilt ca. 1520. It seems a medieval castle flanked by towers but the façade is fully Renaissance style. Today it houses the School of Arts.

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  • Museo arqueológico

    The museum occupies a Mudéjar house. There are findings from the prehistory, the Agaric culture, Iberian and Roman periods and Visigoth and Muslim times. For me, the most interesting was the museum itself: the patio and the upper gallery of this nice mudéjar house.

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  • Palacio de Don Luis de la Cueva

    It has been restored recently. Belonging to the Municipality, it is used as a venue for conferences, concerts, exhibitions and other events.

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Úbeda Hotels

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Úbeda Restaurants

  • nice place

    Nice place situated close to El Salvador Church and The View Point. Good prices, good food and good service.Excelente cafetería situada cerca de la iglesia de El Salvador y de los Miradores. Buenos precios, buena comida y bebida y sobre todo buen servicio y personal.

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  • good pizza

    We were tired so we decided to buy a pizza and take it to the appartment where we had it. We bought the 4 stazione pizza and it was delicious. We saw the place and it´s nice for eating there.Tienen pizzas para llevar por lo que lo hicimos porque estabamos muy cansadas, encargamos una pizza 4 estaciones por 8 euros creo recordar y estaba deliciosa

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  • Best lunch ever

    The turistic train guy recommended this place for lunch and we had a good time there. We chose the 12.95 dalily menu where you can choose between some dishes. The menu include 1 drink and after desserts they offer you a non alcoholic shot and a small cakeEl chico del tren turistico nos recomendó este sitio para almorzar y comimos la mar de agusto....

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Úbeda Transportation

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    Bus station - Estaci��n de autobuses

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

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    There are buses from the city of Jaén and from other towns in Jaén province, Andalusia and Spain. Check the website for schedules and rates.

    Hay autobuses desde la ciudad de Jaén y desde otras ciudades de la provincia, de Andalucía y de España. Consulta la web para ver los horarios y tarifas.

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Úbeda Local Customs

  • Renaissance party - Fiesta del...

    Úbeda comes back to the 16th century one week of June per year to commemorate the best cultural times in the history of town. There are theater and dance plays, exhibitions, conferences, Renaissance music and food... Úbeda vuelve al siglo XVI una de semana de junio al año para conmemorar los mejores momentos culturales en la historia de la ciudad....

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  • Holy Week - Semana Santa

    There are lost of Brotherhoods in Úbeda, as in any Spanish city, which take their images out of the churches during the Holy Week to commemorate the Passion of Christ. They are processions where all the brothers are dressed with tuniscs and they have their head covered with a mask while going with the images of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Hay...

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  • International Festival of music and...

    From the 24th April till the 5th of June is the festival international de musica y danza Ciudad de Ubeda.All the auditoriums of the city have their moment, music from the flamenco to classical can be seen here. International dance groups come to Ubeda to join the festival tooIs the 8th year that this festival takes place.

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Úbeda Off The Beaten Path

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    by Aitana Written Mar 29, 2009

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    Ubeda and Baeza are the best known monumental cities, but also Sabiote is interesting to visit. It is a medieval village, 10 km from Ubeda.

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Úbeda Favorites

  • Olive trees everywhere

    The olive culture provides the main agricultural production in the province of Jaén. No matter where you go, looking around in any direction you will see a sea of olive trees.Where had I the same feeling?... In Crete Island!

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  • Very quiet city - Ciudad tranquila

    People in the province of Jaen is very kind with tourist. It happens in all Spain, but this area is particularly tourist free, so local people are very happy to help visitors. Maybe, the main problem could be that lots of them can speak in a foreign language, but if you search for the youngers one they could speak with you better. On the other hand...

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  • Monumental Buildings

    What makes special to Ubeda is the monumental of its buildings. You can find an incredible facade in every corner. We got this one just in front of the Palace of the Rambla.It says that’s the business that was founded on 1889 or something similar.

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