Hotel Baeza Monumental
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Still progressing to the next big cities we were trying to enjoy the country side. Unfortunately there was one principle crop along the way. Olive trees as far as the eye can see and not one yellow crested cockatoo or pink and grey galah in sight. Ubeda did have some interesting renaissance buildings but of course ...
... to take a ride, so the next morning we hopped aboard and waited to take off. We were the only ones on the train (it was a Monday) and after a while we asked when we would leave. Our “conductor” sighed, put out his cigarette and started the train up. Now, I suppose, during the busy season this train probably holds around 30 people, so it’s a waste of money to run it for only two folks, but still, we can’t wait all day! The train ...
Like its slightly larger neighbor Ubeda, Baeza as observed
today is largely a product of the Renaissance despite much earlier routes. The
two towns are, in fact, so rich in almost purely Renaissance architecture that
they together constitute a UNESCO World Heritage site.
I visited Baeza in the tarde (afternoon) after spending the
manana (morning) in Ubeda. Manana and tarde in Spain ...
Ubeda and Baeza are two small cities in Jaen Province about
30 miles from Jaen, an easy trip by bus. They have nicknames along the lines of
“The Cradle of the Renaissance in Spain” for having flowered economically in
the 1500s on the wool trade. The wealthy families in both towns built their
palaces and public buildings in the latest style of the time, one imported from
Italy that we now call Renaissance. Although ...
... set up with an account. I should have a debit card and account ready by Monday.
I do not even have a sarcastic comment to try to explain banking here. The level of ridiculous transcends sarcasm. I'm incredibly relieved to have one, but I get the feeling I've been participating in one long ongoing joke that I'm not aware of.
This is all for now. I'm heading to Granada for Saturday and Sunday. Super excited to revisit my favorite city in ...