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Interesting Old Town

A myriad of narrow cobbled streets, some of which are traffic free, interspersed with many... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
GrahamR242
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Baza, Spain
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Wander around for a few hours

This is a smaller city with not as many tourists as nearby Cordoba or Seville. Nice to wander... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Soulefulltraveler
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Sun City West, Arizona
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

A myriad of narrow cobbled streets, some of which are traffic free, interspersed with many buildings of architectural interest, leading to the impressive Plaza de Vazquez Molino lined by 16th Century palaces and churches. Despite concessions to modern day life many of the buildings maintain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a smaller city with not as many tourists as nearby Cordoba or Seville. Nice to wander around the old town and admire the architecture and take in some of the local history.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

The Plaza Vazquez de Molina is the heart of this the historic town and is surrounded by a most impressive range of classical renaissance churches and palaces. A UNESCO World heritage site, it is the sparkling jewel in the crown of Ubeda. Much of what...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

To even touch the surface of the many places of interest in the historic centre of Ubeda you need quite a lot of time. We did not manage to do justice to more than three sites during a morning visit, having spent quite a time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

As we ran out of things to do in Cordoba we decided on a day trip to Ubeda and Baeza - are we ever glad we did. Ubeda's historical district is stunning - narrow alleys and roads that eventually lead to the magnificent Vázquez de...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

We have been in many Centro Historicos all around Spain. This would not be in the top ten, but it was still very nice. There were some attractive Renaissance buildings and three fine plazas. The major drawback for us, and as a Unesco World Heritage...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

We learned that the town of Ubeda goes way, way back to pre-historic times and has had Roman, Muslim, and Christian domination through the centuries. Because the 1500's and 1600's were so prosperous for Spain, much money went into the buildings during the period of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank VWriter
Reviewed November 17, 2017

I know its a bit hokey, but the tourist train does an excellent job and taking you around the historic area and the many backstreets. Even if you don't understand Spanish, just the 45 minute ride is interesting and worth the 4.50 euro.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank EstherP1882
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Besides the large Andalusian towns, Ubeda and Baeza are certainly worthwhile to visit. The collection of renaissance buildings is amazing. And in October there are few visitors so we could take all our time to admire the many treasures that these little towns contain.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Roger D
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Definitely worth stopping on route to other larger Andalucia towns. The historical centre is lovely to wander around.

Date of experience: October 2017
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