Discover Úbeda and Baeza

Photography Antonio Pérez

48 hour guide in Úbeda and Baeza.

If you start with Baeza

The route that we present to you is distributed one day in Baeza and another in Úbeda.

First day: Baeza

Morning of the first day

You will probably arrive in Baeza by private vehicle, if so, we recommend that you park it on Julio Burell, del Carmen streets or around the Wall, in this area there is usually parking and this is free. You can also leave your vehicle parked there for several days without problems. If you come by other means of transport, read the section “How to get there” to find more information about it.

The entrance to most of the buildings is not free (for more information consult the section of each monument), for this reason it may be 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.

If you decide to go on your own, we suggest the following route:

Head to the Plaza de Santa Cruz, where you can visit the Church of Santa Cruz, one of the few Romanesque-style that you will find in Baeza. In front of it is the Jabalquinto Palace, current headquarters of the International University of Andalusia (UNIA). It is worth taking a closer look at the numerous decoration on its façade and entering its interior. Here it is worth paying attention to the Renaissance patio and its majestic baroque staircase of a monumental type.

Then go to the Plaza de Santa María, which houses a very large and peculiar stone fountain, and look at the San Felipe Neri Seminary where you can see a small Renaissance-style patio. You cannot leave the square without first entering the Cathedral, a monument worth seeing for its beauty. It is sure to impress you.

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.

Afternoon of the first day

To get off the food, walk along the Paseo de la Constitución. 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.

Next, you can go to the Old University where you can see the Antonio Machado Classroom, which is preserved in perfect condition and is decorated with the furniture of the time.

Continue your route in the Museum of Baeza, it is interesting that you visit it, since through its collection you will be able to know the history of the city, from Prehistory to Modernity. You can end the afternoon by walking along the Wall, from which you can have a complete view of the surroundings of Baeza, as well as the mountains that surround it.

Finish your tour by visiting the Town Hall, current City Hall of Baeza. It is generally open in the afternoons, although it was not like that, it is worth looking at its facade.

Finally, if you want to do some shopping, go to Calle San Pablo, where you will find many shops.

Here we leave you a list of cafes, bars, restaurants and places to drink in Baeza where you can continue the night.

Second day: Úbeda

Morning of the second day

To go to Úbeda by car, take the A-316 road, here you can 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.

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 monument).

Although the Palacio del Deán Ortega, current National Tourism Parador, and the Palacio Juan Vázquez de Molina, current Úbeda Town Hall, are not monuments that can be visited, you can look out over their beautiful Renaissance courtyards.

Next you can visit the Palacio Vela de los Cobos. Remember that to see this building you have to make an appointment (more information in the monument section).

Then go to the Church of the Trinity. If you want to see its interior, you have to bear in mind that this church opens very early around 9 o’clock and closes at mid-morning. Then stop by the Plaza de Andalucía and look at the Clock Tower, where you can see a commemorative plaque that remembers one of the visits of King Carlos V.

You can finish the morning by visiting the Hospital de Santiago. As there are numerous shops on the street where this building is located, you can take the opportunity to do some shopping.

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.

Afternoon of the second day

Start your tour at the Museum of San Juan de la Cruz, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5 to 7 in the afternoon, on Mondays it is closed. The visit also includes the interior of the Church of San Miguel and its oratory.

Then go to the Plaza Primero de Mayo, here you can visit the Church of San Pablo, whose entrance is free. You have to bear in mind that this building usually opens from 7 in the afternoon. In addition, it is worth observing 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 it.

You can make a stop on the way and have a coffee in the Plaza Primero de Mayo, in Calle Real or in its surroundings.

Then you can visit the Casa de las Torres, you have to bear in mind that it is not open on weekends. To finish your tour, take a walk through the extensive Walls, where you can be fascinated by the “sea of ​​olive trees” that Antonio Machado spoke so much about, as well as the beautiful landscape of Sierra Mágina. Here you can visit some of the most important border gates such as Puerta de Granada or Puerta del Losal.

If you want to have a drink or dinner, we propose here a list of bars and restaurants where you can do it.

If after dinner you still have the strength to continue discovering Úbeda, we suggest some places for drinks where you can enjoy a good atmosphere accompanied by the best music.

If you start in Úbeda

The route that we present to you is distributed one day in Úbeda and another in Baeza.

First day: Úbeda

Morning of the first day

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. You can also leave your vehicle parked there for several days without problems. If you come by another means of transport, read the section “How to get there” to find more information about it.

The entrance to most of the buildings is not free (for more information consult the section of each place), for this reason it may be 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.

If you decide to go on your own, we suggest the following route:

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. Although the Palacio del Deán Ortega, current National Tourism Parador, and the Palacio Juan Vázquez de Molina or popularly known as the Palacio de las Cadenas, current City Hall of Úbeda, are not monuments that can be visited, you can peek into their beautiful Renaissance courtyards.

Next you can visit the Palacio Vela de los Cobos. Remember that to see this building you have to make an appointment (more information in the monument section).

Then go to the Church of the Trinity. If you want to see its interior, you have to bear in mind that this church opens very early around 9 o’clock and closes at mid-morning. Then stop by the Plaza de Andalucía and look at the Clock Tower, where you can see a commemorative plaque that recalls one of the visits of King Carlos V.

You can finish the morning by visiting the Hospital de Santiago. As there are numerous shops on the street where this monument is located, you can take the opportunity to make some purchases.

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.

Afternoon of the first day

Start your tour at the Museum of San Juan de la Cruz, it is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 5 to 7 in the afternoon, on Mondays it is closed. The visit also includes the interior of the Church of San Miguel and its oratory.

Then go to the Plaza Primero de Mayo, here you can visit the Church of San Pablo, whose entrance is free. You have to bear in mind that this building usually opens from 7 in the afternoon. In addition, it is worth observing 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 it.

You can make a stop on the way and have a coffee with a typical sweet of the area in Plaza Primero de Mayo, in Calle Real or in its surroundings.

Then you can visit the Casa de las Torres, you have to bear in mind that it is not usually open on weekends, but it is worth observing its ornamental facade. To end your tour, take a walk through the extensive Walls, where you can be fascinated by the “sea of ​​olive trees” that Antonio Machado wrote so much about, as well as the beautiful landscape of Sierra Mágina. Here you can visit some of the most important border gates that are preserved today, such as Puerta de Granada or Puerta del Losal.

If you want to have a drink or dinner, we propose here a list of bars and restaurants where you can do it.

If after dinner you still have the strength to continue discovering Úbeda, here we propose some places for drinks where you can enjoy a good atmosphere and good music.

Second day: Baeza

Morning of the second day

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. If you come by another means of transport, read the section “How to get there” to find more information about it.

Head to the Plaza de Santa Cruz, where you can visit the Church of Santa Cruz, one of the few Romanesque-style that you will find in Baeza. In front of it is the Jabalquinto Palace, current headquarters of the International University of Andalusia (UNIA). It is worth taking a closer look at the numerous decoration on its façade and entering its interior. Here it is worth paying attention to the Renaissance patio and its majestic baroque staircase of a monumental type.

Then go to the Plaza de Santa María, which houses a very large and peculiar stone fountain, and look at the San Felipe Neri Seminary where you can see a small Renaissance-style patio. You cannot leave the square without first entering the Cathedral, a monument that is worth seeing for its great beauty. It is sure to impress you.

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.

Afternoon of the second day

To get off the food, walk along the Paseo de la Constitución. 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.

Next, you can go to the Old University where you can see the Antonio Machado Classroom, which is preserved in perfect condition and is decorated with period furniture.

Continue your route in the Museum of Baeza, it is interesting that you visit it, since through its collection you will be able to know the history of the city, from Prehistory to Modernity. You can end the afternoon by walking along the Wall, from which you can have a complete view of the surroundings of Baeza, as well as the mountains that surround it.

Finish your tour by visiting the Town Hall, current City Hall of Baeza. Although it is not a building that can be visited, it is worth looking at its exterior.

Finally, if you want to do some shopping, go to Calle San Pablo, where you will find many shops.

Here we leave you a list of cafes, bars, restaurants and places to drink in Baeza where you can continue the night.

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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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