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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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.