Iglesia de San Pablo
Iglesia de San Pablo
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,523 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Not visited as much as the other two religious buildings nearby, the Cathedral and the Basilica, but unlike those it doesn’t charge an entrance fee. There is a box to request for a €1 donation and it is certainly worth that. Unlike many cathedrals where the religion seems to have been lost to commercialism this was undoubtedly still a working church. It is attractive from the outside has a lovely feel about it and some attractive features internally. Worth vis-iting when in the town.
Written October 8, 2021
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ11,825 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This church, which dates back to the 17th century is located adjacent to the public square in charming town of Ubeda, Spain. It is one of the oldest churches in Ubeda and is also one of the best maintained. The exterior façade is ornate in the Renaissance style. Entrance to the church is “free,” though a donation of approximately 2€ is appreciated.

This is a nice place to visit briefly during any walking tour of Ubeda.
Written April 3, 2020
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,733 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
The San Pablo Church is one of the oldest churches in Ubeda, built in the 14th century. It is Gothic Mudejar in style but has elements of the Romanesque original style. The big square has a beautiful statue of St. Paul. The church has three main fronts, a 16th century tower, and a Renaissance fountain. The church has a basilical ground plan with three naves. The original structure was Gothic, but one can find many different styles in the church.

The main facade opens to the plaza and was constructed in 1511. The design is Gothic Isabeline with pointed arches and decoration with vegetal motifs. The tympanum is decorated with the Coronation of the Virgin, surrounded by angels and presided by the Eternal Father. Below is the image of San Pablo. At the end of the 16th century, a gallery was built on top, with Renaissance designs and where church documents were read to the plaza below. This was called El Tabladillo.

There is a facade called the Portada de los Carpinteros that has late Romanesque architecture from the end of the 13th century. The archivolts of the door appear to be decorated with human heads and nails. There is a north facade that is Gothic and constructed in the 15th century. It has three arches. The tower is Plateresque and dates from the 16th century.

The interior of the church is late Gothic in style, with three naves and a polygonal design at the main altar. There are many side chapels that were constructed by noble families of the city to bury their dead. All of them have beautiful Renaissance grills. Among the beautiful chapels are the Capilla de la Encarnacion, Capilla de la Purisima Concepcion, Capilla de San Ildefonso, Capilla del Camarero Vago, and the Capilla de Las Mercedes.
Written April 20, 2012
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Ignacio B
Zaragoza, Spain211 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
Out of the three churches I visited in Ubeda, I liked this one best. The inside and outside decorations, its old and modern history and even the square where it is located, make it a really beautiful and interesting sight you can't miss when you go to Ubeda. A local lady at the entrance gave me lots of interesting information about the church and its restoration in a friendly, informal chat.
There is a €1 admission donation for maintenance costs.
Written May 6, 2015
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,733 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
The San Pablo Church is one of the best churches to see in Ubeda. However you have to check for the times it is open. We had to go twice because the first time it was closed. I have updated the hours in the top question that I wrote about this sight to help people who want to see it. When we were in the church we met an elderly man who explained many things about the church to us. The church asks for a one euro donation from visitors, but it is a small amount to pay to help maintain the church. I especially liked the three stained glass windows I saw in the church.
Written October 14, 2013
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nsander219
Chelmsford, UK621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Very old church and certainly worth visiting. I think it was a donation of 2 Euros for entry. Very simple inside but many (unsure of the words) of the catholic representations that are carried around the town on feast days. Note - you enter from a rear door.
Written July 23, 2019
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NomadicTraveller7
Fuerteventura11,572 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
One of the oldest churches in Ubeda, it is very simple inside but there are some spectacular. Don’t go out of your way – however some of the interior is quite interesting as you will see from the pictures
Written October 23, 2018
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Martin Thurgood T
Ottery St. Mary, UK2,504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Positioned on the NW side of the Plaza de 1st de Mayo, this church is noted for its three entrances in differing styles. There is a chapel by Vandelvira, the stonemason architect responsible for contributions to a number of Ubeda’s finest buildings. Worth a visit if you are in the area and the Plaza is a good place from where to watch the world pass by.
Written July 2, 2018
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nevenjerkovic
Dubrovnik, Croatia2,035 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Together with baeza under UNESCO Protection. In Ubeda you'll find a lot of very interesting buildings and places and wonderfull surroundings. The church is only one among them.
Written May 9, 2018
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Vannegen
Warsaw395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
You needn't pay for the visit, just a free donation, if you like. The very old church is located at the main town's square thus, easily accessible.
Written May 8, 2018
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