Designed by Andrés de Vandelvira, this splendid parador is in a 16th-century ducal palace in a prime location on the Plaza Vázquez de Molina, next to the Capilla del Salvador. Guests are led to their rooms—which have tile floors, lofty ceilings, Castilian-style furniture, four-poster beds, and modern bathrooms—up a grand stairway decked with tapestries and suits of armor. The dining room, specializing in regional dishes, serves some of the best food in Úbeda—try
the typical andrajos soup with noodles, cod, and prawns. A three-course menú del día is available, or you can dine à la carte. There's a bar in the vaulted basement. Reservations are essential on weekends and in Spring.