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 ...
... we could see. Ubeda is another one of those towns where even though it is small and compact you can get utterly lost after two blocks. There are either 38 cathedrals in the town, or we have passed the same one… a lot. I’m kidding of course, but there are, according to the map, at least 50 worthy monuments in this thimble of a pueblo. And they all cost 4e to get into. And each one of them has a gift shop that you have to pass through either on ...
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 are like the two towns that Vandelvira built.
Compared to larger cities, not that many of the Renaissance
buildings in Ubeda are of museum stature that can be visited by the public.
Many now function as buildings for public administration or education and are
only interesting from the outside. There are a couple of note, though,
including the Sacra Capilla del Salvador, a funerary monument to Francisco de
los Cobos, one ...
... to give instructions or order food in English, they all seem to remember "pull down underwear" pretty well.
In the infantil (where the kids who are ages 3-5 are), we did some basic arts and crafts (painting pictures of pumpkins). About half the class said that dressing up is too scary and that they don't want to do it.
All in all, it's been a pretty wild week. I'm quite glad Halloween is over. The only thing ...