This important town, located on the hills of the same name, is situated in the centre of the province of Jaén, and is the capital of the region known as La Loma.

Surrounded by a landscape of extraordinary natural beauty, in which flat land for cereal cultivation alternates with gentle slopes covered with olive groves, it seems to sum up the essence of the province of Jaén.

Of particular note, within its varied economy, is its craftsmanship, with numerous pottery and ceramics workshops, wrought ironwork, carving, stained glass, tapestries, esparto grass, stonework, etc.

Strolling through its stately streets to admire the monuments, churches, palaces and stately homes, we are virtually transported back to the times of the historical splendour of this city.

Úbeda is known as "the city of the Andalusian Renaissance", both for the quantity and the quality of the monuments of this artistic period.

Together with Baeza, it was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco on 3 July 2003.


Data of interest

Tourist area  Úbeda/Baeza
Distance to the capital (km) 56
Altitude above sea level (m) 757
Extensión (Km2): 404
No. of Inhabitants 34345 
Demonym Ubetenses
Postal Code 23400

Tourist information

Oficina De Turismo De Úbeda
Plaza Andalucía, 5, 23400 Úbeda, Jaén

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Úbeda has a beautiful monumental and cultural heritage that makes it an essential destination for those interested in Renaissance architecture.

Of its heritage, we should highlight the excellent degree of conservation of many of its buildings, which still retain details from the period, such as the nailed wooden doors, the iron knockers, the lanterns and the grilles. 

It contains so many monuments, churches, palaces and stately homes that it would be difficult to list them all here. The most notable monuments in Úbeda include the following:

Historic centre:

  • Plaza Vázquez de Molina
  • Sacred Funerary Chapel of El Salvador del Mundo
  • Basilica of Santa María de los Reales Alcázares.
  • Palace of Deán Ortega. Current Town Hall and houses the Andrés de Vandelvira Interpretation Centre.
  • Hospital de los Honrados Viejos de El Salvador (Hospital of the Honrados Viejos de El Salvador).
  • Palace of the Marquis of Mancera
  • Vela de los Cobos Palace
  • Church of San Pedro
  • Church of San Pablo. Located in the Plaza 1º de Mayo.

Quarter of the Alcázar, San Lorenzo and Santo Domingo:

  • House of Las Torres
  • Palace of the Medinilla family
  • Church of San Lorenzo
  • Church of Santo Do ...

Source of information

Ayuntamiento de Úbeda


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