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Úbeda, Free Tour of the Andalusian Renaissance
Hi everyone!!! My name is Josué and I am an Official Tour Guide from the old mining town of Linares (Jaén). I have a full tourism formation and experience achieved during the last 11 years, working as an entertainer and a 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 beautiful region where all my roots are. A few years ago I moved to the wonderful village of Baeza where I prepared a brand new adventure within the Tourism World and... what's better than showing around the different jewels that your whole region own? If you want to have a real fulfilling experience and find out something more about the history of our beautiful Renaissance cities and all the richness they both 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!!! Best regards Josué
Very good to all!!!
I am Josué and I welcome you to the beautiful Renaissance city of Úbeda , where I invite you to discover this Renaissance gem of 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 they have as well as their originality, personality and history imprinted in each of its buildings. We depart 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 take 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 Saint John of the Cross 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 and meeting point of Ubetense society was located. On 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 the Ubetense patrons among whom we find Francisco de los Cobos y Molina, secretary of state of the Emperor Charles V and one of the great people responsible for providing the splendor that the city knew during the 19th century. XVI and that is still evident in its numerous buildings.
This tour consists of the following stops:
- Paseo de la Rotunda de los Miradores (Mirador del Salvador).
- Hospital of the Honored Old Men of Salvador.
- Plaza Vázquez De Molina -1st Part- (Chapel of Salvador and Palace of Dean Ortega).
- Francisco de los Cobos Palace.
- Gradeta de Santo 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 Halls).
- Calle Real (Vela de los Cobos Palace)
- Vázquez De Molina Square -2nd Part- (Vázquez De Molina Palace, Santa María de los Reales Alcázares).
- Plaza Vázquez De Molina -3rd Part- (Bishop's Prison, Pósito and Palace of the Marquis of Mancera).
IMPORTANT: For the tour to take place, 5 walkers must attend. If the agreed minimum is not reached, it may be canceled at most 1 hour in advance prior to the start of the event.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:C. Redonda de Miradores, 1, 23400 Úbe...C. Redonda de Miradores, 1, 23400 Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
You will find me at the Mirador del Salvador (C\ Redonda de Miradores), with my qualification as an Official Guide of the Junta de Andalucía.
1Outside visitSacra Capilla del Salvador
2Outside visitPalacio del Deán Ortega
3Outside visitPalacio de Francisco de los Cobos
4Outside visitOratorio de San Juan de la Cruz
5Outside visitIglesia de San Pablo
6Outside visitPalacio de las Cadenas
7Outside visitBasílica de Santa María de los Reales Alcázares
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).