The city of Úbeda is surrounded by the valleys of Guadalquivir and Guadalima. This city is also characteristic for having a beautiful natural environment and storing several Renaissance jewels; for this reason, it was granted with the Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Úbeda is full of history as well as Muslim and Jewish influence on its architecture. Over the centuries, several emblematic buildings were built and can now be seen in the long and narrow streets of this town. If you want to enjoy an unforgettable getaway with your kids, friends or as a couple, do not miss the opportunity to visit Úbeda. You will be amazed by the olive tree fields and the breathtaking architectural monuments.
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Úbeda is a referent of the Andalusian Renaissance due to its proliferation of churches, palaces, temples, convents and homes.
Begin to discover this beautiful city from its acclaimed old town full of historical buildings; it will make you want to come and visit it again. We suggest you to go to the Vázquez de Molina square and the Collegiate Church of Santa María. On the outside of the church, you can admire the two belfries: La Consolada (a side door) and a wonderful cloister with Gothic-style arches. These arches will lead you into a breathtaking temple with beautiful ceramic floors and wooden roofs.
Nearby you can visit the Sacred Chapel of Salvador and admire its main altar made by Berruguete. In this same area, there are several monuments worth visiting: the Palace of Deán Ortega, the Juan Vázquez de Molina Palace, the Condestable Dávalos Palace or the Palace of the Marquis of Mancera.
If you like museums, you have many options to choose from inside an old Mudéjar house. Here you can find the Archaeological Museum and discover prehistoric remains; the Paco Tito Pottery Museum, where you can see botijos (clay containers for water), casseroles, oilers and other traditional kitchen tools; and Casa Andalusí, here you can find objects from Jewish, Arab and Christian cultures. Lastly, you cannot miss going to the Centro de Interpretación del Olivar y el Aceite (Olive and Oil Interpretation Centre) and take a tasting workshop that will be definitely worth it.
To finish your day, we recommend you to go to La Redonda de Miradores, located just behind the Plaza Vázquez de Molina. From here, you will have a fabulous panoramic view of the Sierra Mágina and the Guadalquivir basin.
After a long day discovering this beautiful city, we are sure you will want to relax and rest in a comfortable accommodation. If you happen to be visiting the city during the summer, we recommend you book with Sercotel Hotels at any of ourhotels in Úbeda with swimming pool. Refresh yourself after a long day exploring this beautiful city.
The province of Jaén is fortunate to have many protected areas of great natural value such as the Despeñaperros park, the Sierra de Andújar, the Sierra de Cazorla or the Sierra del Segura (a mountain range). You can visit numerous hiking trails, natural areas like the Cañada Real de El Paso or do outdoor activities. Also, a few kilometres from Úbeda you have another Renaissance jewel to be discovered, the city of Baeza.
The favourite ingredients in Jaén’s kitchen are the olive oil and olives. They are usually crushed and mixed with seasonings or spices of all kinds. Also, we cannot forget to mention its delicious legumes, vegetables, and cereals.
Do not leave without trying the typical andrajos (a stew made of a vegetable sauce with fish or meat); the pickled partridge, the bread with olive oil, the pipirrana (a salad made of onion, tomato, pepper, and cucumber), the marinated loin, and the famous blood sausage.
Start planning your getaway to this beautiful city and book your stay with Sercotel Hotels at any of our hotels in Úbeda with spa. Relax and enjoy from the best amenities while you pamper yourself. You will feel at home!