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Top Choice Chapel in Úbeda

Sacra Capilla de El Salvador

This famous chapel, built between 1536 and 1559, is the flagship of Úbeda Renaissance architecture. Commissioned by Francisco de los Cobos y Molina as his family's funerary chapel, it presents a marked contrast betw…
Top Choice Andalucian in Úbeda

Cantina La Estación

The charming originality here starts with the design – three rooms with railway themes (the main dining room being the deluxe carriage). It continues with the seasonal array of inspired fusion dishes, such as wild b…
Top Choice Andalucian in Úbeda

Misa de 12

From the tiny cooking station in this little corner bar, a succession of truly succulent platters magically emerges – slices of presa ibérica (a tender cut of Iberian pork) grilled to perfection, juicy fillets of ba…
Top Choice Historic Building 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 Historic Building in Úbeda

Palacio de Vázquez de Molina

Úbeda's ayuntamiento (town hall) is undoubtedly one of, if not the, most beautiful town halls in Spain. It was built by Vandelvira in about 1562 as a mansion for Juan Vázquez de Molina, whose coat of arms surmounts …
Plaza in Úbeda

Plaza Vázquez de Molina

The lovely Plaza Vázquez de Molina is the monumental heart of Úbeda's old town and the perfect place to start exploring. An early case of Andalucian urban redevelopment, the plaza took on its present aspect in the 1…
Museum in Úbeda

Casa Museo 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…
Andalucian in Úbeda

Zeitúm

Zeitúm is housed in a headily historic 14th-century building, where staff will show you the original well, and the stonework and beams bearing Jewish symbols. Olive-oil tastings (selected oils to soak into bread) ar…
Andalucian in Úbeda

Llámame Lola

With an inviting location under the trees near the Sacra Capilla de El Salvador, Lola serves up good, creative andaluz fare with less fanfare than some other places and at slightly lower prices. The solomillo ibéric…
Plaza in Úbeda

Plaza 1˚ de Mayo

Broad Plaza 1º de Mayo was originally Úbeda's market square and bullring. It was also the grisly site of Inquisition burnings, which local bigwigs used to watch from the gallery of the Antiguo Ayuntamiento in the so…