Palacio Las Manillas
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... 8217; s a fun area to explore anyways. Part of the castle has been turned into a hotel and the preserved part is closed off at the moment. But I don’t let that bother me—castles usually look nicer from the outside anyways. And the view of this castle perched on a thin rocky ridge with a steep drop on either side makes for one of my best castle clips to date. And you can follow this ridge to the very edge where there’s a large ...
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 ...
... Tours are every half hour and always with a guide – Spanish speaking only – but it wouldn’t matter, the place speaks for itself. Once inside you can feel the richness. I mean spiritual richness. Unlike most of the other places we visited, this place – a small place for worship, a courtyard, a sacred bath and a cellar – felt alive. Full. Echoes of the people who passed through here – seeking refuge, giving worship – ...
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 ...