Free Tour: Essential Úbeda. Renaissance and celebrities of the 16th century

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Celia
Quality Verified Registered on March 14, 2022
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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

On this visit we will get to know all the most important places and neighborhoods of this Renaissance jewel. I will tell you the history of Úbeda as we all like it: Those gossip and historical gossip that ran through the streets of the city, back in the 16th century, with "celebrities of the time" that loaded the city with scandals, such as the famous Beltraneja, or the excessive ambition of the secretary of Carlos V (Francisco de los Cobos), without forgetting the audacity that our beloved maiden from Ubet, María de Molina, had with King Louis XIV of France. We will also mention that scandal involving a neighbor from the San Lorenzo neighborhood and that CIA agent who came to the city to live in the 1960s, or Andrés de Vandelvira and his anarchic architecture in the Vázquez de Molina palace in the midst of the Renaissance! go crazy! But it is that the fuss that was mounted with the body of San Juan de la Cruz is already to be astonished.

If you are a curious person, and you like history and architecture, this is your free tour.


  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Clock tower
  • Trail Tower
  • Knights Tower
  • Medieval tower of the Santo Cristo gate
  • Palace of the Medinilla
  • House of the Towers
  • Church of San Lorenzo
  • “The hills of Úbeda”
  • Granada Gate
  • Basilica of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares
  • Palace of the Marquis of Mancera
  • The Bishop's Jail
  • Vazquez de Molina Palace
  • Palace of Dean Ortega
  • Chapel of the Savior of the World
  • Palace of Francisco de los Cobos
  • San Miguel's Church
  • St. Paul's Church

Our visit will begin in the Church of the Trinity, and will end in the Plaza Primero de Mayo.

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  • Meeting point:
    Corre. San Fernando, 1, 23400 Úbeda, ...
    Corre. San Fernando, 1, 23400 Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
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    You will find me next to the slope that gives access to the Church of the Holy Trinity

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).

Tour opinions

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Javier 01 Jul 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Nos ha resuelto muchas dudas que hemos tenido durante el tour y nos ha invitado a entrar a ciertos lugares abiertos al público. Es súper maja! Muy recomendable.

Encarna 27 Jun 2022
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Travelled in family - Jun 2022

Celia es un encanto. Nos cautivó con sus explicaciines. Llevabamos una adolescente y se lo pasó muy bien. Celia hizo que nuestro tour nos pareciera corto. Gracias, Ce...

Joaquina 26 Jun 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Nos ha encantado el tour. Celia lo hace muy ameno, alterna datos históricos con leyendas populares consiguiendo mantener el interés durante toda la visita. Sabe adapta...

José 25 Jun 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Gracias a su excelente explicación, nos hemos llevado una idea general y con gran conocimiento cultural de Ubeda.

Manuel 23 Jun 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Celia es una persona muy profesional, que le gusta lo que hace y se preocupa por explicárle a las personas con las que va en el grupo todo lo relativo a los monumento...

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Who is this tour for?

Non 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 5 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.
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