Nasrid route 7 – Úbeda / Baeza / Ubeda
October 7, 2011 in We hike ..!
No, I had not forgotten the Nasrid route . Today we continue the trip leaving the mountains and deer.Today our destination is Úbeda, next stage of the Route Nazari. In fact It is a double stage because the parador is located in Úbeda, but actually this is a dual destination Ubeda and Baeza.
That day we learned that:
In Andalucia the GPS does not work, they told us several times.
My advice, in Andalusia, once you get to a city, immediately turn off the GPS.
Well, as always, the Parador great virtue is that they are a safe bet. there all will be well, almost.
Being located in the center of town makes it difficult to park your car and carry bags.
Because to get to the hotel you have to cross a cobbled square and the entrance of the hotel stairs. For us thisdid not pose a serious problem but for many of the guests of the hotel, especially a large group of retirees that we saw during the dinner, these stairs pose was an insurmountable barrier.
In this case, I believe that would be a good idea someone to look after the luggage to the hotel entrance
We settled in a room, curiously, adapted for disabled guests, or so intended. The room was huge you could almost make racing wheelchair. Proportionally, the bathroom was even greater, but had a problem, luckily not for us.
I do not know who advised the hotel management on the issue of adaptation to the disabled. The toilet had sidebars. But the sink was placed at the normal height. That means from a wheelchair, the tap is at the height of the front and the mirror it is an impossible goal. But the stupidest thing was in the shower, there was only bath without any element that would facilitate the access.
Otherwise the meal was good and breakfast, since in all Paradores have tomato and ham I am already happy.
Undoubtedly the best was the hotel staff, friendly to a fault, thanks to them we were able to Baeza smoothly and of course without using GPS.
We left the car in a parking lot. I remember that the car was parked there for over three hours, I paid 1 euro and even change back. perhaps I’d better not say how much it costs to park in Barcelona
Baeza excited me, with all due respect to Úbeda, Baeza wins by a landslide.
Facing the Palace of Jabalquinto is the church of the Holy Cross, a Romanesque rarity that someone left there in Andalucia.
This church is the headquarters of the Venerable and Illustrious Brotherhood of Santa Vera Cruz. I want to congratulate those responsible for their website full of information both in terms of their religious activities asthe building they occupy. Below you will find the link.
I do not know if it’s because the weather or olilve oil, but I doubt it’s a coincidence. But there in the church we went back to savor again the exquisite kindness of the people who inhabit those lands. The kindness and his way of speaking, completely away from the Andalusian topic, I would call it a musical Castilian.
We spent more curious things in Baeza, but as they get out about the subject ”trips and getaways” Maybe I leave them for another day.
For now and as always, I leave here a little video with some of the photos I took there, the music gets by JordiSavall.
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