4-star Hotel / Parador
HUBD2, Ubeda and Baeza, Andalucia
Parador de Ubeda
The Parador of Ubeda, in the old quarter of this lovely World Heritage City is housed in a 16th-century palace. Its original, classical-style interior d?cor has been kept and all rooms are spacious, with high ceilings and equipped with modern facilities.
It features an extremely beautiful interior courtyard and some of the rooms offer a spectacular view of the square.
It is just a short stroll from some of the loveliest buildings in Ubeda where architecture will remind you of an Italian Renaissance city mixed with the charming and traditional Andalusian atmosphere.
36 rooms including doubles, Junior suites and one room prepared for people with mobility issues.
All rooms have en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite TV and telephone and minibar.
Shared lounge are and enclosed patio
Safety deposit box
24-hour front desk
Cozy restaurant (open to the public) located beside an interior courtyard. It offers traditional, rural-style Andalusian cuisine with innovative touches.
Hotel Facilities24 Hour Reception
WiFi all areas
No smoking in hotel
Room facilities (all rooms)En-suite bathroom
Fridge / Minibar
Safe deposit box
DiningRestaurant, open to the public
Bistro serving lighter meals
Bar, open to the public, serving drinks and light snacks
AccessibilityFacilities adapted for guests with reduced mobility
Public parking nearby (pay locally)
Set in what is now a sleepy, agricultural corner of Andalucia among the mountains and the olive groves, Ubeda, and its sister town Baeza, can come as quite a surprise.
Here you will find a spectacular treasure trove of Renaissance art and architecture belying the glorious past of these two towns which reached their heyday in the aftermath of the Reconquista as the riches of the Americas flooded up the Guadalquivir river.
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 Ubeda alone holds 48 monuments 9 of which of national interest including the magnificent Capilla de San Salvador, Palacio de las Cadenas and the Hospital de Santiago as well as numerous other palaces and works by architects such as Andres Vandelvira.
There's a thriving local pottery tradition dating back to Arab times, typically with a deep green colour and fine lattice-work.
Nearby you can wander in the Olive groves or visit the Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Nature Park, Spain's largest nature reserve with many unique species, home to the source, at over 1300m, of the Guadalquivir.
- In Ubeda visit Plaza de las Molinas, Capilla de San Salvador, Palacio de las Cadenas and the Hospital de Santiago.
- In Baeza the Town Hall, Plaza del Populo & the Old University.
- Wander round or take a walking tour, don't miss the smaller palaces.
- Visit the Sierra de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Nature Park
- Browse the many local antique and pottery shops
- Go to the source of the Guadalquivir river
- Wander among the olive groves or visit a press.
- Take e a trip to Jaen watched over by the imposing Santa Catalina castle.