Hotel La Finca Mercedes
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... opening hours always catch us out. Even tourist offices seem to have very varied hours sometimes closing 11 to 5 sometimes only open 10 to 2. Pat is finding the way in which he should ask for a beer is also highly varied from person to person.. Sometimes there is one late lisp, one early lisp or two lisps in the word. ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... on top of a hill overlooking olive groves as far as the eye can see, has very narrow streets and an old castle dating back to the 13th century. We had a Gin and Tonic in town with the locals watching bullfighting on TV and a couple of young people arrived on horseback and got served their drinks and Tapas on horseback before riding off. We stayed at the Hotel Palacio de las Manillas with it's stone walls and courtyard where we ate dinner and ...