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About Ubeda

An hour-and-a-half north of Granada, Úbeda and its little sister Baeza are famed for their gorgeous Renaissance architecture. The capital of Andalucía's Jaén region, Úbeda is a small city rich in culture. Surrounded by olive groves, it’s also a favourite amongst outdoorsy explorers. Expect a good selection of accommodation options fit for a range of tastes and budgets. Our pick of the best places to stay in Úbeda, for instance, includes a lovely heritage B&B as well as a hugely indulgent five-star hotel.

Home to over a hundred UNESCO-listed ‘buildings of interest’, Úbeda is an enormously rewarding spot for a stroll. A compact city with winding streets studded with monuments, it’s well worth discovering with an expert guide or self-led walking tour. The Sacra Capilla del Salvador is fabulous, as are the palaces of Vazquez de Molina and Vela de los Cobo. The Casa Museo Art Andalusi is a wonderful private museum and flamenco venue, perfect for catching a live dance performance. Such is the town’s connection to traditional music and dancing that it plays host to an annual summer festival — this is undoubtedly the busiest time to visit!

Whenever you choose to time your holiday, don’t miss savouring regional specialities in lively tapas bars and restaurants, perusing antique shops or venturing out for long hikes and cycles through the olive groves. Lovely Baeza is a short drive — or a 10km hike — away. The best places to stay in Úbeda await!

The Best Places to Stay in Úbeda

For a Heritage B&B

  • Palacio de la Rambla is a lovingly preserved 16th-century palace-turned-maison-d'hôte. Choose one of eight antique-filled rooms set around a cloistered coutryard. A romantic and relaxing B&B with an ivy-clad exterior and charming hosts.

For Families

  • Hotel Puerta de la Luna is nestled in the small town of Baeza. Flexible room options and a refreshing swimming pool, as well as a friendly atmosphere, make this a wonderful choice for families. The lovely restaurant specialising in regional cuisine is a highlight, as is the house's centuries-long history.

For Luxury

  • Palacio de Úbeda has been transformed from an opulent residence into a beautiful five-star hotel. Elegant rooms are understated and soothing, with pale cream tones, four-poster beds and exposed stone walls. Unwind at the serene spa, feast at the two exceptional restaurants and glide around the rooftop pool. Idyllic.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY VILLA

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel information

  • Fly to Granada International Airport, 1.5 hours from Úbeda by road.
  • Andalucía is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit between June and September for temperatures ranging from 24°C - 35°C, but be aware that this is also peak season. For fewer crowds and slightly cooler climes, travel in April, May or late September. Bear in mind that winters can be surprisingly cold!

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Best Hotels in Ubeda

  • Hotel Puerta de la Luna Ubeda (Baeza) 45 rooms from £81

    Local exploring
    Restaurant  -  Popular restaurant specialising in local cuisine. Reputedly one of the best in Andalucia
    Sights nearby  -  Just a stone's throw from Baeza cathedral
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    Nestled in the small town of Baeza in Southern Spain, Hotel Puerta de la Luna has been created from a 17th century townhouse. Beautifully designed bedrooms offer fresh light modern interiors with historic Spanish touches. Relax by the pool or explore the local delights. See More

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  • Palacio de la Rambla Ubeda 8 rooms from £115

    Romantic Break  -  Renaissance style palace with beautiful courtyard garden and charming antique filled suites ideal for a romantic break.
    Great walks  -  Wander the UNESCO World Heritage Site of central Úbeda, filled with historic buildings and churches.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Plaza de Molina Square, a typical example of Renaissance architecture.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    Well-preserved 16th-century palace, now a wonderfully aristocratic maison d'hote. Secluded setting, centred on a cloistered courtyard, furnished with family antiques. Large baronial bedrooms with tasteful decor such as draped fourposter beds and fine wooden wardrobes. An enchanting couples retreat. See More

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  • Palacio de Ubeda Ubeda 37 rooms from £130

    Weddings  -  Attached to a pretty church and boasting stunning event halls this is a truly romantic spot to tie the knot.
    Total relaxation  -  A spoiling spa, exquisite cuisine and excellent service all make for a completely relaxing stay.
    Great walks  -  Take a relaxing walk in the nearby Cañada de las Hazadillas.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the spectacular Jaén Cathedral.
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    A stunning former Palacio turned five star hotel. Beautifully simple rooms are minimalistic in style with white washed walls, exposed stone and parquet flooring. Two exceptional restaurants sit in elegant surrounds. A spoiling spa will aid complete relaxation. The height of luxury. See More

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