Top Choice Palace in Baeza

Palacio de Jabalquinto

Baeza’s most flamboyant palace was probably built in the late 15th century for a member of the noble Benavides clan. Its chief glory is the spectacular facade in decorative Isabelline Gothic style, with a strange ar…
Top Choice Museum in Úbeda

Casa Museo Arte Andalusí

This fascinating private museum comprises a 16th-century house that was inhabited by conversos (Jews who converted to Christianity) and a huge, diverse collection of antiques assembled by owner Paco Castro. The info…
Top Choice Mansion in Úbeda

Palacio de Vázquez de Molina

Lucky Úbeda functionaries – the building where they push their pens has to be the most beautiful ayuntamiento (town hall) in Spain. It was built by Vandelvira in about 1562 as a mansion for Juan Vázquez de Molina, w…
Top Choice Cathedral in Baeza

Catedral de Baeza

As was the case in much of Andalucía, the Reconquista destroyed Baeza's mosque and in its place built a cathedral. This was the first step towards the town’s transformation into a Castilian gem. The cathedral is a s…
Top Choice Park in Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar

Top Choice Chapel in Úbeda

Sacra Capilla de El Salvador

The purity of Renaissance lines is best expressed in this famous chapel, built between 1536 and 1559. The first of many works executed in Úbeda by Andrés de Vandelvira, it was commissioned by Francisco de los Cobos …
Top Choice Museum in Úbeda

Sinagoga del Agua

The medieval Sinagoga del Agua was discovered in 2006 by a refreshingly ethical property developer who intended to build apartments here, only to discover that every swing of the pickaxe revealed some tantalising pi…
Top Choice Ruins in Rodalquilar

Gold Mines

There is something very evocative about the old gold mines, which were at their peak of activity in the mid-20th century; a fascinating bit of industrial wreckage in a barren red-rock landscape. Stop first at La Cas…
Top Choice Castle in Segura de la Sierra

Castillo de Segura

This lofty castle dates from Moorish times but was rebuilt after the Christian conquest in the 13th century. Abandoned in the 17th century, it was restored in the 1960s and has now become a 'frontier territory ' int…
Top Choice Olive Oil in Baeza

Oleícola San Francisco

These fascinating tours of a working oil mill near Baeza will teach you all you could want to know about the process of turning olives into oil, how the best oil is made and what distinguishes extra virgin from the …