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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 ...
... supporting an olive tree or in the shade of one. Even as we climbed the torturous mountains of the Sierra Nevada, the trees marched right up the side. I can’t imagine how the fruit is harvested – for that matter, I can’t imagine how someone stands upright at that slant! We have been told that there are over 400k trees in this area and it is responsible for 25% of the Worlds olive oil. I think I believe it.
We arrived by bus ...
... particular reason because I found it even more attractive than Ubeda with a
center of public buildings including its Cathedral and old university almost
completely built in light colored stone in a very harmonious style. Although it
wasn’t apparent that I climbed quite a lot the ridge top location and 2,700
foot (800 meter) elevation of both Baeza and Ubeda make for a quite appealing
... 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.
... and Juliet would roll past at any moment. We were sad that we had not stayed here as the hotels are gorgeous (getting here by train is complicated by the fact that the nearest station is 20kms away).
We we had a lovely lunch for a fraction of the price of yesterday's abomination and spent a happy (if rather hot) afternoon wandering happily around taking photos. Before we were ready it ...