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Úbeda Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The Plaza Vázquez de Molina, in the heart of the casco antiguo, is the site of this building, which is photographed so often that it's become the city's unofficial symbol. It was built by Vandelvira, but he based his design on some 1536 plans by Diego de Siloé, architect of Granada's cathedral. Considered one of the masterpieces of Spanish Renaissance religious art, the chapel was sacked in the frenzy of church burnings at the outbreak of the civil war, but it retains its ornate western facade and altarpiece, which has a rare Berruguete sculpture.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Pl. Vázquez de Molina
Úbeda, Andalusia  23400, Spain


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Rate Includes: €5 (free Mon.–Sat. 9:30–10, Sun. 6–7)

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