Arriving at Úbeda is pretty uninspiring, a sprawling modern town it seems. But persevere, head for Ppublico signs, and you´ll be guided to a car park underneath a large and pleasant plaza. This is about the nearest (it´s not far) to the medieval World Heritage Úbeda. Once a walled city, the town named Betula by the Romans became an important exporter of textile. The Esparto grass and green-glazed pottery trade still abound; the pottery is everywhere and very reasonably priced.
There are so many awe-inspiring buildings, this needs at least a 1-night stopover. It's a visit I keep repeating, and the best stopping point for coffee or a cold beer is the 16th-century Parador. You can go in just to see th...Read More