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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 ...
... best thing in Ubeda is the tapas. Man, this place has got it. We ate local dishes, we ate new cuisine, we ate… a lot. And the wine – wow – local stuff so good and cheap it made me feel like I wanted to move here. But of course one can only eat and drink so much, right?
We saw most of the major attractions on the first afternoon, so we had to find some filler for the next day. I saw this hokey tourist train and thought it would be ...
... correspond to
morning and afternoon as most of us know it. Manana is like the first opening
time of day for businesses and runs until 1:00 or 2:00 P.M. when things break
for a while for lunch and siesta. The tarde runs from around 4:00 or 5:00 to
around 8:00 or 9:00. Anwway, I was in Baeza for the very quiet tarde before
heading back to Jaen for the night. I’m glad I visited Baeza second for ...
... most important men in Ubeda in that era. Also notable is
the collegiate church of Santa Maria de los Reales Alcazares. A couple of the
old palaces can be visited but have such limited weekday hours, in one case one
guided tour each day, that they didn’t fit well into my itinerary. Overall
Ubeda is a pleasant town and evidence that there’s more to interesting
architecture in Andalusia than just the legacy of the Moors.
... Spanish region of Andalusia
alone produces about 10 percent of the world’s olive oil.
Jaen doesn’t rate too highly on most travel itineraries. I
decided to stay for two nights to see what it has to offer and make it a base
for a bus trip to nearby Ubeda and Baeza. Jaen is at the end of local rail line
so practical to get to by an infrequent train from Cordoba but otherwise best
traveled from by bus. ...