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Holy Chapel of the Saviour

565 Reviews

Holy Chapel of the Saviour

565 Reviews
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Úbeda and Baeza tour guided with tickets
US$26.79 per adult
Úbeda guided tour with tickets.
US$16.83 per adult
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Plaza Vazquez de Molina, 23400 Ubeda Spain
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Úbeda and Baeza from Granada
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Úbeda and Baeza from Granada

These are the most famous and historical cities of Jaen’s province,<br>located in the south-east area of Andalusia. Come to know these two<br>Reneissance jewels declared World Heritage by Unesco.<br>Ubeda and Baeza are two important World Heritage cities and<br>they host an impressive collection of historical buildings. Baeza<br>is a wonderful monumental city of quiet and stove pavement<br>streets, with a wild range of artistic and historical monuments.<br>Very close to it, there is Úbeda, where walking around its<br>streets we will discover that there is a rich renaissance<br>architecture that honour the city with beautiful buildings and<br>an elegant historical center.
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jonahNJ wrote a review Apr. 2020
Pennington, New Jersey10,779 contributions515 helpful votes
This iconic structure in the heart of Ubeda is known as the Holy Chapel of the Saviour or Chapel of El Salvador. However, during my visit I learned that this building is not a church at all. It is actually a mausoleum built between 1536 and 1559. It was commissioned by Francisco de los Cobos y Molina to be used as his family's mausoleum. Because this was so out of the norms of propriety, de los Cobos was required to pay the Pope. The Pope also required that de los Cobos would have to allow the public to enter the building. The interior of the building as gilded and absolutely magnificent! I can only the wealth of a family that afford to build this structure AND pay the Pope in order to obtain permission to construct this building. The detailed work throughout is world class. Unfortunately much of the building was damaged by the civil war and had to be reconstructed by artists and artisans of Ubeda. The front of the interior is the crypt area. At the entrance to this area is a gate topped with four medallions which signify the virtues needed to enter—justice, charity, faith and hope.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Janet S wrote a review Jan. 2020
Florida1,133 contributions434 helpful votes
An early morning visit on a Saturday, found the church nearly empty. We thought the price was a bit high and would have liked to see more of a senior discount. It is an ornate church with a lot of gold. The audio guide was very informative though perhaps includes a few more details than most people want. It was nice to be able to move about the church, sit down, and listen to the commentary. It would have been nice if the nativity scene had been better illuminated and displayed.
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Date of experience: December 2019
749David wrote a review Aug. 2019
New York City, New York598 contributions205 helpful votes
It's in the main square of the Centro Historico, next to the Ubeda Paradore. Just think of the wealth of the Catholic Church. This is one small town of 25,000 inhabitants, 250 miles from Madrid in the middle of nowhere, and the inside of this Renaissance church is amazing. The Altar piece, the art work, the side chapel, the ceiling/roof - it's just all wonderful. I ignored the audio tour and just took it all in. An hour very well spent.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Robyn_Morgan wrote a review Jul. 2019
Hove, United Kingdom42 contributions15 helpful votes
Unless you were a Renaissance expert, the interior will come as a stunning surprise. The audio guide is perhaps a little verbose but you will learn a lot about the interior and exterior and the people who designed, built and funded it. I'm sure a visit when the restored organ is being played would be an additional treat for music fans. Not to be missed!
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Date of experience: July 2019
nsander219 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Chelmsford, United Kingdom499 contributions169 helpful votes
The audio tour is verbose but take it for information purposed as there is much to see inside here. You can jump about with the audio guide tracks and sit somewhere quiet and take it all in (by all I mean the church!). Some of the stonework, wood carving and metalwork are of the highest quality. We managed to visit early one morning and it was very quiet. Lovely place.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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