Plaza Vazquez de Molina
Plaza Vazquez de Molina
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,733 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
The most impressive square in Ubeda is the Plaza Vazquez de Molina, a huge square framed by impressive churches and palaces. This square is one of the most beautiful in Spain. At one end is the Cathedral, the Church of Santa Maria de los Reales Alcazares. This church was built on top of the Moorish mosque at the site. The style of the church is Gothic-Mudejar, and it was built in the 13th century, after the Christian conquest of the city. Later on it was reformed in the 16th century and the main entrance is in the Renaissance style. Currently the church is closed for reforms. This has been going on for the last 25 years and no one knows when the church will reopen.
Written April 20, 2012
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Dalmik
Vilnius, Lithuania378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Plaza Vazquez de Molina is surrounded by Renaissance style buildings: Palacio del Dean Ortega (there is hotel now), Palacio Vazquez de Molina (there is Town Hall now), Palacio del Marques de Mancera, Basilica de Santa María de los Reales Alcazares, Sacra Capilla del Salvador. The most of them were designed or their construction were carried out by the Spanish architect Andres de Vandelvira. All facades of the palaces have strict forms of classical Renaissance style but are very majestic at the same time, and Sacra Capilla del Salvador has exceptionally beautiful exterior as well as interior. If anyone doubts whether it is worthwhile to see the interior of this chapel, at first can visit the exhibition in the basement of Town Hall.
Written September 26, 2017
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Axel G
London, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Some people may choose to skip Baeza and/or Ubeda on their tour through Andalucia. This would be a real mistake. Both cities are a definite must see. They are much quieter than any of the other tourist highlights in Andalucia but that in particular makes staying here so enjoyable.
Written September 3, 2015
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Pilar F
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
If you have time, you can go and have a look. It is a square all surrounded by buildings of the renaissance perfectly conserved. You have to keep the car in the andalucia plaza parking and walk down about 5/10 minutes through nice narrow streets to go there.
Written August 20, 2015
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,733 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
The Vazquez de Molina Palace is also known as the Palace of Las Cadenas, which is now the city hall. The architect was Andres de Vandelvira, an architect who built many of the churches and palaces in the city. Nearby is a statue in his honor. The style of this palace is Renaissance and it was ordered built by Juan Vazquez de Molina, who was the secretary of state of King Felipe II and the nephew of Francisco de los Cobos. The palace was finished in 1568. Vazquez de Molina had no descendants, so he gave part of the palace to the Dominican nuns.

The facade has three horizontal floors and seven vertical parts. The first floor has Corinthian columns, the second has Ionic columns, and the third has caryatides and atlantes. The facade has a very symmetrical and beautiful look. The ground floor has windows, the second floor has seven balconies with pediments, and the third floor has portholes. There are two thin and graceful lanterns, one at each end of the roof. The design of the palace looks very Italian. The patio is huge and has one central fountain, and a double arcade with arches that have a Mudejar design and the marble columns have capitals that are Corinthian. The salons of the city hall are decorated with many important paintings, some by the artist from Ubeda by the name of Jose Tamayo. There is a painting of San Francisco by Blas Muñoz and a painting of Isabel II by Esquivel. There is also 16th century furniture. There is an important Historic Archive with very old documents and the coffered ceiling is impressive.
Written April 20, 2012
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Martin Thurgood T
Ottery St. Mary, UK2,504 contributions
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Jun 2018 • Couples
This plaza is the historic centre of Ubeda and is surrounded by a most impressive range of classical renaissance churches and palaces. A UNESCO World heritage site, it is the sparkling jewel in the crown of Ubeda. Much of what you see is the result of the work of the mason architect, Vandelvira. An exhibition of his work can be found in the basement of the Palacio de las Cadenas (Correct June 2018).
Written July 2, 2018
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DavidRRyan
Mairangi Bay, New Zealand269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
We stayed at the Parador that forms one wall of the Vazquez de Molina Square so we stepped out each day into Renaissance history. In the square are to be found the Saviour Chapel (Capilla del Salvador), The Hospital de Santiago now a local council building completes the three sides. NB The Police station on the corner also looks Renaissance! The overwhelming effect is of a warm honey coloured stone plaza, quite lovely at all times. Hedges and gardens line the open side.
Written August 4, 2015
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logan03
Oakland, CA157 contributions
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May 2014 • Couples
Quite a bit to see in a relatively small area: two historical palaces, along with one grand old church and also a chapel - all incorporating the beautiful Renaissance architectural style. One old palace is now a Parador hotel, the other is now a municipal government office. There are also some notable statues, sculptures & fountains in the area.
Written April 29, 2015
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,799 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
You can't miss it, and nor you should since it is one of the most beautiful spots in the region, and in the city itself of course
Written June 16, 2023
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Janet S
Williamsburg, VA1,111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Plaza is really lovely. It is surrounded by golden stone buildings. Make sure to try to visit both in daylight for the details and in the dark for the glow. When we were there, it was quiet and uncrowded - like having a private oasis.
Written January 3, 2020
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