Free Tour Úbeda, Jewel of the Andalusian Renaissance

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Guru: Josué
Quality Verified Registered on February 03, 2020

Hi everyone! My name is Josué and I'm an Official Tour Guide from the city of Linares (Jaén). I have a full tourism formation and experience achieved during the last 10 years, working as an entertainer and tour guide. I truly love to share with people experiences as well as to show around different places, spots and landmarks that belong to my own land where all my roots start. Recently I moved to the city of Baeza where I prepare a brand new adventure within the Tourism World and... what's better than showing visitors around all the different jewels of your province? If you want to have a real fulfilling experience and find out something more about the history of our villages and cities and all the richness they hold, please, you're welcome to come by anytime and I'll be more than pleased to show you around. I'll be waiting for you all, see u soon! Josué

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Tour description

Very good to all of you!!!

I am Josué and I welcome you to the beautiful Renaissance city of Úbeda , where I invite you to discover this Renaissance gem in the province of Jaén and twinned with the city of Baeza, sharing the title of World Heritage Site with it since 2003.

On this occasion, we will have the opportunity to visit the city that has the square that houses the most monuments per square meter in Europe, and we are not only talking about their number, but also about the architectural beauty that they have as well as their originality, personality and history printed in each of its buildings. We start from the Mirador de El Salvador where we will learn about the origins of the city, marveling at the majestic Guadalquivir Valley and trying not to get lost in "Those Hills of Úbeda...", we will make a magical journey that will take us through the narrow streets of the historic center of the city, knowing some of the ins and outs that happened in the Gradeta de Sto. Tomás, along with the vicissitudes that led San Juan De la Cruz to find his bones in the Convent of the Discalced Carmelites of San Miguel. We will stop at the Plaza del 1º de Mayo , where the first Market Square was located and the meeting point of Ubetense society. Upon our return, we will pass through the emblematic Calle Real and finally we will end up in the monumental Plaza de Vazquez De Molina , the authentic Olympus of Ubet's patrons, among whom we find Francisco de los Cobos y Molina, secretary of state of the Emperor Carlos V and one of the great responsible for endowing the splendor that the city knew during the s. XVI and that is still evident in its numerous constructions.  

This tour consists of the following stops:

- Walk to the Rotunda de los Miradores (Mirador del Salvador).
- Hospital de los Honrados Viejos del Salvador.
- Plaza Vázquez De Molina - Claro del Salvador (Chapel of Salvador and Palace of Deán Ortega).
- Palace of Francisco de los Cobos.
- Gradeta de Sto. Tomás
(Ruins of Santo. Tomás and Jewish Houses).
- Convent of San Miguel (Church of San Miguel and Oratory of San Juan De la Cruz).
- Plaza 1º de Mayo (Church of San Pablo and Town Hall).
- Royal Street (Vela de los Cobos Palace)
- Vázquez De Molina Square - Claro de Sta. María (Vázquez De Molina Palace and Sta. María de los Reales Alcázares).
- Vázquez De Molina Square - Claro de Sta María 2 (Bishop's Jail, Pósito and Palace of the Marqués de Mancera).

IMPORTANT: For the tour to take place, it will be necessary for 2 walkers to attend it. If the agreed minimum is not reached, it will be canceled at most one hour before the start of the event.

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  • Meeting point:
    C. Redonda de Miradores, 1, 23400 Úbe...
    C. Redonda de Miradores, 1, 23400 Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
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    You will find me at the Mirador del Salvador (C\ Redonda de Miradores), with my qualification as Official Guide of the Junta de Andalucía.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Cris... 24 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Tour muy recomendable de la mano de Josué para conocer la historia de esta ciudad
Maria 23 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Buen profesional, con muchos conocimientos, pero poca flexibilidad para adaptar itinerario a las preferencias del grupo.
Eva ... 21 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
La visita guiada de Josué nos encanto, muy agradable y profesional
Javier 13 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Estuvimos encantado con la visita y con Josué. Muy buenas explicaciones y recorrido por la historia de la ciudad. Además, Josué lo hace muy ameno. ¡Repetiríamos sin duda!
Ana ... 10 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
EL tour esta fenomenal y en dos horas y media Josue no los puede exprimir más, da muchísima información. Primaría recorrer más la ciudad (no solo la zona más centrica con los grandes monumentos) y quizás reducir un poco la información de carácter histórico y cultural. Las anécdotas que cuenta son curiosas y se te quedan para siempre. Esta super preparado y se conoce muy bien la historia de la ciudad.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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