Hotel RL Ciudad de Ubeda
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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 ...
... am not kidding! After a while of this we became a bit paranoid.
One of the highlights of this town, and of our trip so far, was a visit we paid to the Synagogue of Water. This was no ordinary place. The site has only been open to the public for about 5 years and was “discovered” by a prominent real estate developer as he was breaking ground on a parking lot. One thing lead to another and this magnificent place was resurrected from the ...
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 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 ...
... I find
myself sucked into it. After a multicourse midday meal, though, I often don’t
feel in the mood for much of a dinner, something that doesn’t usually happen until
around 10:00 P.M. in Spain.
After my siesta (one which involved some very wild dreams about
hiking seashore cliffs amid massive waves and issues with my recently deceased
father, indicating I actually did sleep) I felt the energy to head out ...