Parador de Ubeda
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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. ...
... a 45 minute loop around town – is usually accompanied by a verbal description given by the driver in Spanish, of the sights. I guess our guy decided to take a break and not even give us the tourist version. The ride was so bumpy and uncomfortable that I began to wish I had worn a sports bra. Enough said. By the time we were almost back I was embarrassed to be on the thing – and imagined that everyone we passed seemed to snarl at us with ...
... 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 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 ...
... that can be viewed from outside but not many real sights.
The major exception to that is the city’s extraordinary
Renaissance style cathedral, designed by architect Andres de Vandelvira in the
1500s, the same architect responsible for the prominent buildings in the nearby
UNESCO World Heritage towns of Ubeda and Baeza. I view the Renaissance as
having been a time of learning and light, but the cathedral is ...