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  • 1 Plaza Vázquez de Molina Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza Vázquez de Molina E - 23400 Úbeda

    This large monumental square in the heart of Úbeda takes visitors back to Spain's Golden Age. Buildings such as the House of Chains, Chapel of El Salvador, Church of Santa María de los Alcázares, House of the Dean Ortega, the bishop's prison, where n..

  • 2 Chapel of the Saviour Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    E - 23400 Úbeda

    Designed by Diego de Siloé and built by Vandelvira, this is one of the finest examples of Andalucian religious architecture from the Renaissance period. Behind the main façade decorated with relief work and statues is the sumptuous interior. The vaul..

  • 3 House of Chains or Vàzquez de Molina Palace Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza Vázquez de Molina E - 23400 Úbeda

    The 16C palace built by Andrés de Vandelvira for José Vázquez de Molina owes its name to the chains between the columns on the forecourt. First a convent, then a prison and finally a town hall, it has a beautiful emblazoned façade on which the decora..

  • 4 Church of Santa María de los Alcázares Interesting

    Religious buildings

    E - 23400 Úbeda

    This 13C church built on the ruins of a mosque has two tall bell towers that lend the square a touch of originality. The 16C main door and the Puerta de la Consolada (on the left) are quite remarkable. Inside, the chapels have fine railings. Among th..

  • 5 St Paul's Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    E - 23400 Úbeda

    The Gothic west door contrasts with the Isabelline and highly decorated south door, while the bell-tower is Plateresque and even more profusely decorated! Inside is the superb Capilla de las Calaveras (Chapel of the Skulls), the third chapel on the r..

  • 6 Tower House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza San Lorenzo, s/n E - 23400 Úbeda

    The mansion once belonged to High Constable Dávalos. With its two monumental towers, Gothic gargoyles on the cornice and delicately carved relief work on the façade, it is a very handsome building. It houses a school of applied arts.

  • 7 Dean Ortega's House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 23400 Úbeda

    The 16C Renaissance building, in which the architect Vandelvira had a hand, has been converted into a parador. The austere façade belies the delightful patio inside.

  • 8 House of Savages

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 23400 Úbeda

    The 16C Renaissance building, also known as the house of Chamberlain Vago - an officer in the service of the bishop - is called the House of Savages because two "savages" in animal skins feature on the façade, holding the crest of Cardinal ..

  • 9 Plaza del Primero de Mayo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza del Primero de Mayo E - 23400 Úbeda

    The square, also known as Plaza del Mercado (Market Square) was where the town's important events, such as bullfights, plays, autos-da-fé and executions took place. Today, the former town hall and Iglesia de San Pablo stand as testimonies to that par..

  • 10 Former Town Hall (Conservatoire of Music)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 23400 Úbeda

    Dating from the 17C, and clearly Palladian in style (the name derives from the Italian architect Andrea Palladio), the former town hall is on two levels. The ground floor has a portico with three arches. The balcony on the upper floor with its six se..

  • 11 St John of the Cross Museum

    Religious buildings

    calle Carmen 13 E - 23400 Úbeda

    St John of the Cross, the famous mystic and poet, died in Úbeda in 1591. In the Convento de San Miguel where his Baroque oratorio is kept, you can have a guided tour retracing the last days of his life.

  • 12 House of the Bishop Basket Weaver

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 23400 Úbeda

    The 15C Mudéjar mansion - built in the Arab tradition - stands near Puerto del Losal and once formed part of the fortified walls at the entrance to the San Millán district. It owes its name to the Plateresque decoration on the façade where numerous r..

  • 13 Calle Montiel Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Montiel E - 23400 Úbeda

    The palace is one of the best examples of the early Plateresque style, a style that became influential at the beginning of the 16C and owes its name to the delicacy of the decoration, reminiscent of silverwork (platero means silversmith). The badly d..

  • 14 Casa Mudéjar - Museo Arqueológico

    Museums and art

    calle Cervantes 6 E - 23400 Úbeda

    This 14C house is Mudéjar in style, in other words built and decorated by Muslim craftsmen living in Christian lands after the Reconquest. It has been restored and now houses the archaeology museum, displaying a range of objects found in the region, ..

  • 15 Palace of the Count of Guadiana

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    E - 23400 Úbeda

    Built in the early 17C, the palace stands out on account of its attractive tower with corner balconies and its galleries on the third floor.

  • 16 Vela de los Cobos Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Juan de Montilla E - 23400 Úbeda

    Andrés de Vandelvira built this Renaissance palace for the town steward, Francisco Vela de los Cobos, in the mid-16C. Note the elegant arched gallery crowning the building, which is extended by corner balconies with unusual white marble columns.

  • 17 Calle Real

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    calle Real E - 23400 Úbeda

    Úbeda's most elegant street crosses the old part of town. With its monuments, palaces, traditional shops and refined architectural details it takes you back to the time of Charles V, when the town was at its cultural and economic height. This is wher..

  • 18 Plaza de Santo Domingo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Plaza de Santo Domingo E - 23400 Úbeda

    On the peaceful square you can see the Plateresque façade of the Iglesia de Santo Domingo with its finely carved decoration. There is also the Casa de los Morales, a sufficiently representative building to have a replica built in Barcelona at the Pob..

  • 19 St Lawrence's Church

    Religious buildings

    pl. de San Lorenzo, s/n E - 23400 Úbeda

    Perhaps not an unforgettable church, but its façade rising above the sentry walk on the old walls near the Puerta de Granada gives it a certain charm.

  • 20 La Rambla Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. del Marqués 1 E - 23400 Úbeda

    The palace gives onto an elegant square. Its façade is decorated with two impressive life-size figures of warriors bearing the owners' coat of arms.

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