Plaza Vazquez de Molina, Ubeda

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Walk through Plaza Vazquez de Molina, one of the best examples of Renaissance architecture in Spain. The plaza was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, with notable historical buildings giving the space a 16th-century atmosphere. See the Deán Ortega, a Renaissance palace from the 1500s, now one of the oldest hotels in Spain. Next, explore Vázquez de Molina Palace, a Renaissance-style building also known as the Palace of the Chains, due to the decorative chains that once hung from its facade. It currently serves as the seat of Úbeda's municipal government. You can also see Saint Mary of the Royal Alcázares, a church built on the ruins of Moorish Úbeda's mosque. This church is known for incorporating Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles. Finally, the Holy Chapel of the Savior is one of the town's most characteristic architectural monuments, with a sculpted stone facade renowned for its beauty. To find out how to plan a trip to Ubeda, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • In this square are the most interesting monuments of Úbeda, which include Parador de Turismo, Palace, the Town Hall within the Palace Vázquez de Molina, as well as some churches like the Colegiata de Santa María, old mosque, and the sacred Chapel of El Salvador and the Palace of the Marquis of Mancera, old convent of the servants of Mary; the old granary, current Commissioner of the national police; and the prison of the Bishop, headquarters of the courts, these last are not open to visitors but very interesting to see the façades of the buildings.
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  • stroll through its streets is to... walk through the past, all full of old and well preserved buildings. I totally recommend visit Úbeda and surroundings
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  • This square is located in the heart of the old historical city. It is a treasure trove of beautiful buildings. From right to left we see: the palacio Vázquez de Molina (also called palacio de las cadenas, is now the Town Hall), the antiguo Pósito (formerly a grain storage place, now the Police Office), the palacio del Marqués de Mancera (now a monastery), the cárcel del Obisppo (formerly the bishops prison), the casa de Regidor and the iglesia de Santa María de los Reales Alcázares. As a continuation of the square are the Palacio del Dean Ortega (now a parador) and the Capilla del Salvador. From here you can go hiking in this old historical city!
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