Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Ubeda
El Salvador View slideshowThe town of Úbeda, the Moorish Obdah, lies near the upper Guadalquivir amid extensive olive plantations. Its numerous Renaissance buildings, forming a remarkably unified and harmonious whole, have earned it the name of the "Andalusian Salamanca". After its reconquest by Christian forces in 1234 Úbeda became one of the main bases in the fight to recover Andalusia from the Moors.
Plaza de Vázquez Molina
The magnificent central feature of Úbeda is the long Plaza de Vázquez Molina, surrounded by remarkable Renaissance buildings.
Casa de los Cadenas
On the right hand side of the Plaza de Vázquez Molina in Úbeda are the Parador Nacional Condestable Dávalos, in an old noble mansion, and the Casa de los Cadenas, now the Town Hall, which was designed by Vandelvira; over the entrance is a coat of arms supported by two lions.
Palacio de Mancera
Diagonally opposite Úbeda's Town Hall, on the left hand side of the southeastern part of the Plaza de Vázquez Molina, is a 16th century palace built by the Marqués de Mancera, Viceroy of Peru.
Cárcel del Obispo
On the left of the Santa María de los Reales Alcázares can be seen the old Cárcel del Obispo, the Bishop's Prison.
Hospital de Santiago
In Calle del Obispo Cobos, in the western part of Úbeda, is the Hospital de Santiago, a long range of buildings designed by Vandelvira (1587). A walk round the town will reveal many other old mansions, usually bearing the coat of arms of the family.
Address: Calle Obispo Cobos, E-23400 Úbeda, Spain
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