The tour we present you consist in passing one and a half days in Úbeda and other one and a half in Baeza. We have started the tour with Úbeda, but you can start with the city you prefer.

 

First day

Morning: Úbeda

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Probably you will arrive to Úbeda with your own car, if so, we recommend that you park on the surroundings of the Wall, this area normally has some places and it is free. Moreover, you can park here for several days. If you come with other transportation, read carefully the section"How to arrive" to find more information about it.

From here, go to the Vázquez de Molina Square, where you can visit the Sacred Chapel of the Saviour and the Collegiate of Saint Mary of the Royal Fortresses. The entrance in most of the buildings isn't for free (for more information consult the section of each place). Due to that, maybe, getting a tourist tour which includes the inside of the monuments would be the best option. Here you will find different enterprises devoted to offer tourist services in Úbeda and Baeza. 

If the Palace of the Dean Ortega, current National Tourist Parador, and the Palace Juan Vázquez de Molina, commonly known as the Palace of the Chains, current City Council of Úbeda, are not monuments you can visit inside, you can look out off their beautiful Renaissance courtyards.

To close the morning, walk along the Walls (Murallas), where you could be fascinated by the "ocean of olive trees" mentioned many times by Antonio Machado and also by the beautiful landscape of Sierra Mágina. Here you can see some of the most important border doors as the Door of Granada or this one of the Losal. 

You can also go to the Valencia street where you will find many places where buying the typical pottery from Úbeda.

The best option to the lunchtime is having some tapas. There are many bars where you will be served for free a little plate with food to accompany your drink. If you don't have it, ask for it. Generally, the tapas are big and with a good quality. Nevertheless, if you decide to eat some dishes or a menu, they aren't so expensive nether. Here, we propose to you a list of bars and restaurants where you can do it.

Afternoon: Úbeda

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During the afternoon, go to the Hospital of Santiago, other of the jewels from the Spanish Civil Renaissance. As there are many shops at the same street where this monument is placed, you can take the most of them and go shopping. Moreover, you can have a cup of coffee, if you want to, with a delicious sweet in any of the cafeterias of the surroundings.

After, move closer to the Church of the Trinity. If you want to visit it inside, you should take into account that this monument only opens from 7 hours in the afternoon. Then, go to the Square of Andalucia and have a look to the Clock Tower, where you can see a commemorative plaque reminding the visits of the King Charles V.

On the left of the tower, you will find the Gradas street, this one which guide you to the Church of Saint Isidore. You can end the afternoon visiting the Palace Vela de los Cobos. Remember you have to make an appointment to visit this monument (more information on the section of the monument). To go to this building we recommend you to pass through the Obispo Copos and Sagasta streets, where you will find the Plaza de Toros (where the bullfight takes place) or Coso of Saint Nicasio, one of the most ancient of Spain. Continue by the Sacramento and Ancha streets, one of the first streets to be done during the XIX century to enlarge the city. These streets are preserved in mint conditions with the typical architecture from the period. Follow the Juan Pasquau street where you can observe several palaces that have changed into hotels as the Palace of the Rambla or the Ordoñez Sandoval, this last already closed. At the end of the street you will find the Real street, a pedestrian one characterized by the countless bars there are and, at the end of the street, there is the Palace Vela de los Cobos.

After you can go to the House of the Towers. You have to take into account that this building is not usually open on weekends, but it is worth to observe its ornamental façade.

As it would be time to eat something or if you prefer to have dinner, we leave you here a list of bars and restaurants where you can do it. After diner time, if you still feel strong enough to continue discovering Úbeda, here, we give you some drink places where you can enjoy of a good ambiance and good music.

 

Second day

Morning: Úbeda

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Start the morning taking a good breakfast based on a toast with oil and tomato. You can take it in one of the many cafeterias we propose to you. You can start your tour in the  Church of Saint Nicolas, even if it is a church that receives not too many visits because it is placed out of the city historical centre,  it is one of the best examples of Gothic style in Andalucia. After, you can visit the Archaeological Museum, where you can see some rests found in Úbeda and surroundings corresponding to the Pre historical Age until the Modern Age. It is said that they belonged to the different settlements that have lived in this area. Next you can visit the Synagogue of the Water, one of the few examples preserved nowadays in Spain as how the Jewish communities used to live.

From there, go to the First of May Square where you can visit the Church of Saint Paul, with free entrance. You have to take into account that this building is only open in the morning of weekends and holidays. Moreover, the beautiful façade of the Music School should be observed, placed in one of the square corner and it was the former Town Hall. Also, you should see the sculpture of Saint Jean of the Cross located in the middle of the square.

Finish your tour in Úbeda at the Museum of Saint John of the Cross; it opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 5 to 7pm. It is closed on Mondays. The visit includes also the inside of the Church of Saint Michael and its oratory.

Afternoon: Baeza

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To go to Baeza you should take the A-316 road, here you will park it on the Julio Burell or Carmen streets. If you cannot find a place to park, go to the surroundings of the Wall (Muralla).

As it is already time to have lunch, we recommend that you stop and relax with some tapas or, if you prefer it, eat something else. Here, we propose to you a list of bars and restaurants where you can do it. As in Úbeda, in Baeza you will taste the tapas or some dishes or menus; those are generally not too expensive.

After lunchtime, you can go for a walk through the Square of Saint Mary, in which you will find a huge and peculiar stone fountain. Here, you can visit the Cathedral. Inside, there is the Processional Monstrance made on 1714, a precious metals work which will surprise you due to its immense beauty. Do not leave the square without seeing the Renaissance courtyard of the Seminary of Saint Philip Neri. Here, you can also visit the Palace of Jabalquinto, current International University of Andalucia (UNIA). Even if it is closed generally during the afternoon, it is worth to observe the extensive decoration of its façade. 

Lose yourself through the narrow streets behind the Cathedral and to arrive at the Wall Walk (Paseo de las Murallas) where you can see the complete landscape of Baeza and the mountains that surround it.

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

After diner time, if you still feel strong enough to continue discovering Baeza, here we give you some drink places where you can enjoy of a good ambiance and good music.

 

Third day

Morning: Baeza

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You can start the morning walking around the Walk of the Constitution. Start the morning taking a good breakfast based on a toast with oil and tomato or, if you prefer it, a typical sweet of the area as the virolos. Along the Walk of the Constitution there are many cafeterias where you  can do it. 

Go to the Square of the Populus where you can see the Fountain of the Lions. Here, there are the Former Butcher's shop (current Courts) and the Civil Courts and the Public Scribes Offices (current Tourist Information Office). Even if we cannot visit those buildings, it is essential to pay attention to their façades.

Next, you can go to the Former University where you can see the Antonio Machado classroom, which has been preserved in mint condition and decorated with the furniture of the period. End your tour visiting the Town Hall, current city Council of Baeza. Remember this building is only open the working day. 

As it will be time to have some tapas or eat something, you can do it in one of the bars or restaurants that we recommend to you here .

Afternoon: Baeza

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You can start your tour with the Church of The Saint Cross, one of the few you will find in Baeza with Romanesque style. After, go to the Parish of Saint Andrew. This church is really beloved by the inhabitants of Baeza because the image of the Virgin of the Alcazar is in here, the patron Saint of the city.

You can finish going shopping. On the Saint Pablo street and surroundings of the Walk of the Constitution you can find clothes, accessories shops or stores with typical products of Baeza. To go to the Saint Pablo street, we recommend you to pass through the Rojo, Matilla, Jurado de la Parra, Concepcion, Corvera and Las Minas streets. Passing through these streets you can contemplate the typical architecture of the city.

 

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