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Ubeda

Palacio de las Cadenas and Capilla del Salvador in Plaza de Vazquez de Molina. © Michelle Chaplow .
Palacio de las Cadenas and Capilla del Salvador in Plaza de Vazquez de Molina.

Ubeda

Ubeda (pronounced OO-bay-da), with its wealth of Renaissance palaces and churches, has much in common with its counterpart Baeza.

The outstanding feature is the monumental square, the Plaza de Vázquez de Molina, surrounded with imposing buildings such as the Palacio de las Cadenas (so named for the decorative chains which once hung from the façade).

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This romantic hotel in a converted Renaissance palace boasts an impressive façade with a famous tower, and equally beautiful interiors. The main patio has marble columns and a wooden first-floor… More →

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Ubeda boasts a wealth of Renaissance palaces and churches. © Michelle Chaplow .
Ubeda boasts a wealth of Renaissance palaces and churches.

The Capilla del Salvador also has a chapel screen by the ironworker Bartolomé de Jaen. The Hospital de Santiago, designed by Vandelvira in the late 16th century, with its square bell towers and graceful Renaissance courtyard, is now the home of the town's Conference Hall. Ubeda has a Parador, housed in a 16th century palace which was the residence of a high-ranking churchman of the period.

Úbeda and Baeza tour guided

Úbeda and Baeza tour guided Úbeda and Baeza tour guided

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Both towns, Ubeda and Baeza, have a distinctly Castillian severity, with their granite buildings and plazas, as opposed to the white walls and flower-fill courtyards of Andalucia proper, and in many ways they resemble Segovia and Avila more than Cordoba or Seville. Poetry lovers will be interested to know that the 16th century mystic Saint John of the Cross died in a monastery in Ubeda.

Hotels

Parador de Ubeda is a 16th century rennaisance palace in the heart of Úbeda. A lovely way to enjoy an inland city full of monuments.

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Hotel Ordóñez Sandoval is set in Úbeda and features a garden. With a shared lounge, the 2-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom.

At the hotel all rooms are equipped with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV.

Hotel Ordóñez Sandoval offers a continental or buffet breakfast.

Hotel Arcco Ubeda features rooms in Úbeda. With a shared lounge, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a tour desk and luggage storage for guests.

 

Ceramics in Úbeda © Michelle Chaplow .
Ceramics in Úbeda

One of the main seasonal attractions of the town is the annual music and dance festival which is held in May and includes opera, jazz, flamenco, chamber music, symphony orchestra and dance.

Just south east of the town lies the nature park of Sierras de Cazorla.

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