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Úbeda Hospital–Sight

Sometimes jokingly called the Escorial of Andalusia (in allusion to Felipe II's monolithic palace and monastery outside Madrid), this is a huge, angular building in the modern section of town and yet another one of Vandelvira's masterpieces in Úbeda. The plain facade is adorned with ceramic medallions, and over the main entrance is a carving of Santiago Matamoros (St. James the Moorslayer) in his traditional horseback pose. Inside are an arcaded patio and a grand staircase. Now a cultural center, it holds some of the events at the International Spring Dance and Music Festival (v30528155 festivaldeubeda.com).

Hospital–Sight

Quick Facts

Av. Cristo Rey
Úbeda, Andalusia  23400, Spain

953-750842

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed Sun. in July, and weekends in Aug.

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