Discover Úbeda and Baeza

Photography Antonio Pérez

24 hour guide in Úbeda and Baeza.

If you start with Baeza

Morning: Baeza

You will probably arrive in Baeza by private vehicle, if so, we recommend that you park it in Julio Burell or del Carmen streets, if you cannot find parking, park around the Wall. If you come by other means of transport, read the section “How to get there” to find more information about it.

Head to the Plaza de Santa María, where you can visit the Cathedral. Take a picture next to the huge Santa María Fountain and look at the San Felipe Neri Seminary and the Jabalquinto Palace, current headquarters of the International University of Andalusia (UNIA). You can also enter the Church of Santa Cruz, one of the few that you will find in Baeza in the Romanesque style. This usually opens from 11.30 in the morning.

The entrance to most of the buildings is not free (for more information consult the section of each monument), therefore perhaps it is worth hiring a tourist tour that includes visits to the interior of the monuments. Here you can find the different companies that are dedicated to offering tourist services in Úbeda and Baeza.

We recommend that you get lost in the starry streets behind the Cathedral and that you reach the Paseo de las Murallas, from which you can have a complete view of the surroundings of Baeza, as well as the mountains that surround it.

Then, go to the Plaza del Pópulo where you can see the Fountain of the Lions. Here are the Old Butchery (current seat of the Courts) and the Civil Court and Public Notaries (current Tourist Office), although they are not visitable monuments, it is worth, at least, that you pay attention to their beautiful facades.

Finish your tour at Paseo de la Constitución where you can taste a good tapa in some of its exquisite bars and restaurants. Here we propose a list of catering establishments. Also if you want to buy a gift you can do it in the stores that are in the arcades of the Paseo or in San Pablo street, which is at the end of it.

Afternoon: Úbeda

To go to Úbeda take the A-316 road, here you can park around the Wall, in this area there is usually parking and this is free.

From there, head to Plaza Vázquez de Molina, where you can visit the Sacra Capilla del Salvador and the Collegiate Church of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares. In the square you will also find the Palace of Deán Ortega, current National Parador, and the Juan Vázquez de Molina Palace, current City Hall of Úbeda. These are not monuments that can be visited, however you will be able to look out over their extremely beautiful Renaissance courtyards.

From there, go to the Plaza Primero de Mayo, here you can visit the Church of San Pablo, whose visit is free. Keep in mind that this monument is only open from 7 in the afternoon. In addition, it is worth seeing the beautiful facade of the Conservatory, which is located in a corner of the square, since it was the old Town Hall, and the statue of San Juan de la Cruz that is in the center of the square.

Take Calle Real, a street that stands out for having numerous tapas bars, and reaches Plaza de Andalucía. Here it is recommended that you observe the Clock Tower, where you can see a commemorative plaque that recalls one of the visits of King Charles V. To the right of the square you will find the Church of the Trinity. You have to keep in mind that this church opens from 7 in the afternoon.

After visiting the Iglesia de la Trinidad, take Obispo Cobos street. Here you can use it to do some shopping, since there you will find many stores of all kinds. Then head to the Hospital de Santiago, another of the jewels of the Spanish Civil Renaissance.

After this walk, we recommend that you have a coffee with a typical sweet of the area. Here we leave you a list of cafes, bars and restaurants where you can have a drink or, if you feel like it, have dinner.

To return to the car, we recommend that you do it through Corredera de San Fernando street. According to legend, King Fernando III “El Santo” crossed this street after reconquering the city of Úbeda from the Muslims in 1234, hence the name of the road. At the end of this street you will find the Wall. If you follow the route of this you will reach your vehicle. During your walk you will find one of the border gates, Puerta del Losal, which shelters the image of the Virgen de la Soledad. You will also be able to observe the “sea of ​​olive trees” that Antonio Machado talked about so much, as well as Sierra Mágina.

It starts with Úbeda

Morning: Úbeda

You will probably arrive in Úbeda by private vehicle, if so, we recommend that you park it around the Wall, in this area there is usually parking and this is free. If you come by another means of transport, we recommend that you read the “How to get there” section to find more information about it.
From there, head to Plaza Vázquez de Molina, where you can visit the Sacra Capilla del Salvador and the Collegiate Church of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares. The entrance to these buildings is not free (for more information go to the section of each place), for this reason, perhaps, it is worth hiring a tourist tour that includes visits to the interior of the monuments. Here you can find the different companies that are dedicated to offering tourist services in Úbeda and Baeza.
However, if you decide to go on your own, we suggest that you continue your tour of the Plaza Vázquez de Molina and that you look at the Renaissance courtyards of the Palacio del Deán Ortega, current National Tourism Parador, and the Palacio Juan Vázquez de Molina or popularly known as Palacio de las Cadenas, current City Hall of Úbeda, which are extremely beautiful. These buildings are not visitable monuments.
From there, go to the Plaza Primero de Mayo, here you can visit the Church of San Pablo, whose visit is free. Keep in mind that this monument is only open in the morning on Sundays and holidays from 11 am. In addition, it is worth noting the beautiful facade of the Conservatory, which is located in a corner of the square, since It was the old Town Hall, and the statue of San Juan de la Cruz that is located in the center of the square.
Take Calle Real, a street that stands out for having numerous tapas bars, and reaches Plaza de Andalucía. Here it is recommended that you observe the Clock Tower, where you can see a commemorative plaque that recalls one of the visits of King Charles V. To the right of the square you will find the Church of the Trinity. Keep in mind that this church usually opens very early around 9 a.m. and closes at mid-morning.
After visiting the Iglesia de la Trinidad take Obispo Cobos street. Here you can take the opportunity to do some shopping, since there you will find numerous stores of all kinds. Then head to the Hospital de Santiago, another of the jewels of the Spanish Civil Renaissance.
After this walk, we recommend that you stop along the way to have some tapas, or if you feel like it, eat. Here we propose a list of bars and restaurants where you can do it.
To return to the car, we recommend that you do it through Corredera de San Fernando street. According to legend, King Fernado III “El Santo” crossed this street after reconquering the city of Úbeda from the Muslims in 1234, hence the name of the road. At the end of this street you will find the Wall. If you follow the route of this you will reach your vehicle. During your walk you will find one of the border gates that are preserved, Puerta del Losal, and you will be able to observe the “sea of ​​olive trees” about which Antonio Machado wrote so much, as well as Sierra Mágina.

Afternoon: Baeza

To go to Baeza take the A-316 road, here you can park in Julio Burell or del Carmen streets, if you cannot find parking, park around the Wall.
Head to the Plaza de Santa María, where you can visit the Cathedral. Take a picture next to the huge Fountain of Santa María and look out over the Renaissance courtyard of the Seminario de San Felipe Neri. The Jabalquinto Palace, current headquarters of the International University of Andalusia (UNIA), is usually closed in the afternoons, but it is worth taking a close look at its beautiful façade, which stands out for its numerous ornamentation. You can also enter the Church of Santa Cruz, one of the few that you will find in Baeza in the Romanesque style. This usually opens very early from 4 to 6 in the afternoon.
Get lost in the narrow streets behind the Cathedral and reach the Paseo de las Murallas, from which you can have a complete view of the surroundings of Baeza, as well as the mountains that surround it.
Then, go to the Plaza del Pópulo where you can see the Fountain of the Lions. Here are the Old Butchery (current seat of the Courts) and the Civil Court and Public Notaries (current Tourist Office), although they are not visitable monuments, it is worth, at least, that you pay attention to their beautiful facades.
Finish your tour at the Paseo de la Constitución and have a typical sweet of the area in the many coffee shops that you can find on your way. Here we leave you a list of cafes, bars and restaurants in Baeza where you can have a drink or, if you prefer, have dinner. Also if you want to buy a gift you can do it in the stores that are in the arcades of the Paseo or in San Pablo street, which is at the end of it.
If after dinner you still have the strength to continue discovering Baeza, here we propose some places for drinks where you can enjoy a good atmosphere and good music.

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Dos Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad

Ubicadas al sureste de Andalucía, se las compara con ciudades italianas porque cuentan con un espléndido conjunto monumental compuesto a base de palacios e iglesias renacentistas del siglo XVI y XVII.

Oficinas de Turismo

Úbeda

Dirección: Calle Baja del Marqués, s/n y Plaza de Andalucía, 5 Teléfonos: 953779204, 953779205 / 953769450. Ext. 1148, 1151, 1152

Baeza

Dirección: Plaza del Pópulo, s/n Teléfonos: 953779982, 600140682
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