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Free Tour Úbeda: Center and historic center

1. Free Tour Úbeda: Center and historic center

On this visit they will discover the essential places of the center and the historic center of the city. They will know the most emblematic monuments, the most traditional neighborhoods and the most legendary customs. Itinerary: - Clock tower - Rastro Torreón - Torre de los Caballeros - Medieval Torreón del Portillo del Santo Cristo - Palacio de los Medinilla - Casa de las Torres - Church of San Lorenzo - "The hills of Úbeda" - Graná Puerta - Basilica of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares - Palacio del Marqués de Mancera - Vázquez de Molina Palace - Palacio del Deán Ortega - Chapel of the Savior of the World - Francisco de los Cobos Palace - Church of San Pablo Our visit will begin in the Plaza de Andalucía, and will end in the first of May.

Úbeda: City Highlights Walking Tour in Spanish

2. 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, the Old Palace of Fancisco de los Cobos. Then, make your way to the Plaza Vázquez de Molina, where a host of buildings rich in history are located, all of which your expert guide will explain in detail. Gaze at the stunning Sacra Capilla del Salvador, a famous chapel built between 1536 and 1559 and the flagship of the Úbeda Renaissance architecture. Then take in the equally stunning Palace del Deán Ortega, the Old Pósito, or the old public granary, the Palace of the Marquis of Mancera, the Basilica of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares, and the Vázquez de Molina Palace. End your tour at the Plaza de Ayuntamiento by visiting the Palacio Vela de los Cobos, giving you a unique insight into how Spanish aristocracy lived back in its heyday.

Úbeda and Baeza Combo Tour in Spanish

3. 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

Úbeda: Holy Chapel of the Savior Entry Ticket

4. Úbeda: Holy Chapel of the Savior Entry Ticket

Admire the Sacra Capilla del Salvador (Holy Chapel of the Savior) in Úbeda with this ticket. Take in the style of this free-standing chapel. Take in this masterpiece by Diego de Siloé which was designed in 1536 as the funerary temple of the secretary of Emperor Carlos V, Francisco de los Cobos. Enter this monumental complex where the urban transformation of the city of began in the only open space inherited from the medieval city, the Plain of Santa Maria. See for yourself how the chapel embodies the full funerary symbolism of the rotunda as an evocation of the Holy Sepulcher. View how Siloé's design was executed elegantly by Andrés de Vandelvira, who crafted the entire Sacristy. The result is a key monument in Spanish Renaissance architecture.  Visit the esplanade which was created at the beginning of the 16th century and became one of the most singular and prodigious Renaissance complexes in Spain. The plaza is the central piece of the declaration of Úbeda and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be awed by this monumental space that is presided over by the Sacred Chapel of the Savior, which was built by the Imperial Secretary and his relatives and works as an urban setting and is known today as Plaza Vázquez de Molina.

Úbeda: Historic Walking Tour ESP

5. Úbeda: Historic Walking Tour ESP

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.

Úbeda or Baeza: Tours & Entry Tickets 7-Day Tourist Pass

6. Úbeda or Baeza: Tours & Entry Tickets 7-Day Tourist Pass

The Tourist Pass is valid for 7 days and includes guided tours, entry tickets, and an olive oil tasting. Take advantage of discounts on numerous landmarks. Enjoy the flexibility to visit these World Heritage cities at your own pace.   The Úbeda & Baeza Tourist Pass includes: - Úbeda Guided Walking Tour (2 hours and 15 minutes) - Baeza Guided Walking Tour (2 hours and 15 minutes) - Capilla de El Salvador Entry Ticket - Sinagoga del Agua Entry Ticket - Catedral de Baeza Entry Ticket - Palacio del Deán Ortega Entry Ticket- Palacio Vázquez de Molina Entry Ticket - Antigua Universidad, Aula de Antonio Machado, Paraninfo, Palacio de Jabalquinto, Iglesia de Santa Cruz Entry Ticket - Baeza Extra Virgen Olive Oil tasting The pass offers as well discounts on:  - Santa María de los Reales Alcázares 1,00€ (audio guide included) - Museo Cultura del Olivo (2 entry tickets for the price of 1) - Oratorio San Juan de la Cruz 1,00€ - Úbeda Turistic Tren 1,00€ - Baeza Turistic Tren 1,00€ - Centro de Interpretación La Baeza Medieval - Museo Ciudad de Baeza - Castillo de Sabiote 1,00€ (guided tour included)

Valencia: Authentic Food Tour with Paella Valenciana

7. Valencia: Authentic Food Tour with Paella Valenciana

Embark on a culinary journey through Valencia's vibrant food scene. Sample local sweet, almuerzo, savory treats and enjoy a delicious paella on this guided tour. Meet your guide and set off on a 3-hour food tour of Valencia. Visit 5 stops within the city center, including the emblematic Central Market where you will try the best fresh products of the city. Sample local dishes such as “Horchata”, special café and “bocadillos", sweets tasting, olive oil, cheese, cured ham and the most authentic Paella for the end of your adventure. Uncover the mysteries and anecdotes behind the captivating story of Paella Valenciana. Dive into the tasting of this globally renowned dish while exploring its fascinating origins. End your tour with a delicious authentic paella in a unique place highly favored by locals and away from tourist trails.

Úbeda: Highlights Walking Tour + Vela de los Cobos Palace

8. Úbeda: Highlights Walking Tour + Vela de los Cobos Palace

Join a guided walking tour and see the most important attractions in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Úbeda. Set out in the early evening just as the sun begins to set and avoid the summer heat. Meet your guide and make your way to your first stop on the city sightseeing tour, Palacio Vela de los Cobos. Visit the palace interior, marvel at the impressive art collection, and see the palace library, considered one of the best private libraries in Andalusia. Emerge from the palace after sunset and take advantage of the cooler weather to explore the rest of the city. Head to Plaza Primero de Mayo, the heart of Úbeda's medieval city center. Admire the Old Town Hall and the Church of San Pablo, one of the oldest churches in the city. Next, visit Vázquez de Molina Square and discover some of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in Spain. See the Holy Chapel of El Salvador, known locally as the Pantheon, and the Vázquez de Molina Palace. Your walking tour comes to an end at the nearby Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the perfect spot from which to continue exploring on your own or grab a bite to eat.

Úbeda: Historic Walking Tour in English/French

9. Úbeda: Historic Walking Tour in English/French

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, see 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.

From Jaen: Day Trip to Ubeda and Baeza

10. From Jaen: Day Trip to Ubeda and Baeza

Explore two impressive collections of historical buildings on this tour of Ubeda and Baeza from Jaen. Learn about the civil, military, and religious symbolism in the architecture from your guide. Begin with a trip to Baeza, a town of quiet streets and golden stone. Explore the town and see its impressive collection of buildings built in the Italian Renaissance style.   Next, visit Úbeda and continue your journey in the fascinating world of Renaissance architecture. Admire the old buildings as they mix with examples of more modern architectural styles. Take part in some local traditions at certain times of the year. Easter week is a quiet and solemn visit in Baeza and intensely colorful in Ubeda. In Autumn, the San Miguel Fair comes to Ubeda while the Yedra pilgrimage takes place in Baeza. 

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What people are saying about Úbeda

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Adrian was an excellent guide through the unique and fascinating history of Ubeda. The route was well paced and rich with detail and context. Adrian expertly wove historic strands that tied the whole experience together while connecting Ubeda,’s history to that of Spain, Europe and the Americas. He answered what we thought were challenging questions with ease. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone.

Adrian was an amazing guide. He was able to find the balance between telling us about the history without bombarding us with too much information. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and with excellent English. The only thing I would improve is the description of the experience on the site.

Our guide Celia gave us a very interesting tour. She also gave us a list of interesting sights in the area and the best bars and restaurants.

Very competent guiding with lots of interesting stories! Showed us small fascinating details.

Fantastic guide! .very entertaining informatie and perfect english