Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Casa de las torres, Ubeda, Spain

Climbing back to the upper part of the Plaza de San Lorenzo, you’ll encounter the Casa de las Torres, an impressive mansion and the oldest one of its kind in Úbeda (16th Century, Plateresque). The building has been restored and is now home to the local Art College and their lucky students. 

Casa de las torres, Ubeda, Spain

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Plaza de San Lorenzo and Iglesia de San Lorenzo, Ubeda, Spain

It’s worth heading down to the Plaza de San Lorenzo in Ubeda, which is dominated by the beautiful ruins of the Iglesia de San Lorenzo (16th Century, Renaissance) with its tower half overgrown with ivy overlooking the square. Just by the church is a little alleyway that heads out of the old town and straight to the countryside, as steep slope means further construction is difficult there. There are thus lovely views over rolling olive groves and hills in the distance, while along the town walls we can see the Puerta de Granada, another gateway to Úbeda. 

Iglesia de San Lorenzo, Ubeda, Spain

Monday, 1 February 2016

Ubeda tourist office in Ubeda, Spain

Leaving Plaza del Ayuntamiento via the Calle Corazón de Jesús, you’ll find the Iglesia de Santo Domingo (16th Century, Gothic-Mudéjar and Renaissance) just round the corner from the Palacio Marqués del Contadero, where Ubeda Tourist Office is now housed. They’ll provide you with lots of info on Úbeda, Baeza and the surrounding area, so you should definitely pop in there and browse, even if it’s just to check out the frequent concerts, exhibitions and events that you might be able to attend during your stay.