Úbeda

 

The Pago de los Centenarios extra virgin olive oil has a very strong bond with Úbeda; it’s the nearest town to the estate and it is closely related to our family. Úbeda is also responsible for all the activities, production and packaging of our oil.

Úbeda is in the district of Jaen, Andalusia. The UNESCO declared the town as a world heritage on the 3rd of July 2003, due to its quality and excellent conditions of their numerous Renaissance buildings.

                      Mapa          Úbeda 

Its economic system is based on the tertiary sector and agriculture, where the olive represents the town’s core business, one of the biggest and most important olive producers in Jaen.

Hospital de Santiago

We can also mention its tourism, due to its great cultural interest. It has many churches, palaces and houses which belong to noble families. The Arab “Ubbadat” was founded in the 9th century, period in which the walls were built to protect the city.

It’s intense commercial activity and because of its extraordinary craftsmanship, made Úbeda one of the most important cities of Al-Andalus. After several frustrated Christian attempts to regain power of the city, it was definitely conquered by Fernando III el Santo in 1234.

The city became very popular in the 15th and 16th century, moment in which several aristocratic families decided to move and settle down in the city. They left behind a big amount of emblazoned houses and palaces which are perfectly conserved and which make of Úbeda, the greatest renaissance city of Andalusia.


We can highlight the following architectonic elements:

  1. The sacred chapel of El Salvador, 16th Century.
    Santa María
  2. Condestable Dávalos palace, turned into a parador.
  3. The adjacent Palacio de las Cadenas, Town Hall.
  4. Santa María de los Reales Alcázares church, built on an old Arab mosque, built originally in the 13th century in a gothic style and remodelled years after. It has five auditoriums, several chapels and a 17th century cloister.
  5. Saint Paul’s church, with a gothic style and with Romanesque touches.
  6. The Santiago’s hospital, considered as the “Andalusian Escorial”.




As you can see, there are many reasons to visit the estate and the city. It would be a great pleasure for Pago de los Centenarios to show you around Úbeda, and if you contract the services of the estates visit, we recommend you also visit Úbeda town centre.