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1. Úbeda and Baeza Combo Tour in Spanish
Stroll the beautiful streets of Úbeda and Baeza on the same day, or on different days if you prefer, on a combined sightseeing tour with a Spanish-speaking guide. Discover fine examples of Renaissance architecture in the narrow alleys and wide squares, and learn the still-present multi-faith history of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian settlers. Enter Baeza Cathedral, nominated as one of the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007. Learn its fascinating history alternating as a mosque and church in the Middle Ages. Go to the historic El Salvador Chapel in Úbeda and hear about the artistic legacy of the great architect Andres de Vandelvira. Enjoy impressive views of the sea of olive trees of Jaén from different viewpoints in both cities, and taste the local olive oil at a free oil tasting. To cap things off, you'll also visit the Vela de los Cobos Palace in Úbeda
2. Úbeda: Historic Walking Tour
Úbeda’s history comes to life with the help of a Spanish-speaking guide who takes the group through the historic city center. Enter the Capilla de El Salvador, visit the Palace of Francisco de los Cobos, and the Church of Santa Maria de los Reales Alcázares before strolling through the Plaza 1º de Mayo to see the Church of Saint Paul and Monument to San Juan de la Cruz. After viewing the Marqués de Mancera Palace, enjoy views of the Guadalquivir River and explore the walls, tower, and fortress built under Muslim rule.
3. Úbeda: City Highlights Walking Tour in Spanish
Get an insider’s view of Úbeda's most historic neighborhoods on a small-group walking tour of the Plaza Primero de Mayo, the Old Town Hall, the Church of San Pablo, and more. Begin your urban walking adventure of this UNESCO World Heritage Site by meeting your Spanish-speaking guide at the supplier's office in the city center. Move across to the Plaza Primero de Mayo, a historic square that has hosted the city's main market for centuries. Find yourself marvelling at the Old Town Hall, and the monument to San Juan de la Cruz — the revered saint of the city — as your guide explains in detail their historical context. Then, stroll over to the part of town steeped in religious history to visit the Church of San Pablo and the Convent of San Miguel. Marvel at the architecture of one of the most exclusive landmarks of the city, and the last great inhabited Renaissance palace in the province,...
4. From Granada: Úbeda and Baeza Day Trip
Explore these two impressive collections of historical buildings on this tour. Throughout this tour, your guide will highlight many details of civil, military and religious symbolism as the region is rich with magnificent examples. Beginning with a trip to Baeza a magnificent monumental town of quiet streets and golden stone, with a wonderful collection of exquisite artistic and historical context. Úbeda offers up a profusion of Renaissance architecture comparable to the Italian counterpart. Wonder about the town comparing the beautiful classic buildings in perfect harmony with occasional modern architecture styles. Taking tradition and celebration seriously, these towns maintain festive occasions that draw in tourists from all corners. Easter week is an intimate visit to Baeza or intensely colorful in Úbeda. Autumn is the San Miguel Fair in Úbeda, and the Yedra pilgrimage in Baeza.
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