Sunday, January 28, 2007

Jaen, Ubeda and Baeza are the destinations of our three day trip scheduled for Tuesday March 27th.
Jaen was a strategic stop on the moors caravan route from Castille to Andalusia. The old part of the town has the cathedral and the Barrio San Juan with the houses of the gentry in long winding streets. Smart shops are in the city centre where the narrow streets near the Plaza de la Constución also house the tapas bars and are wonderful for people watching.
The real jewels though are Ubeda and Baeza, both World Heritage sites. Although both towns have a rich Roman, Visigoth and Moorish history (conquered by Castille in 1226) it is as Renaissance towns they they are celebrated. You will see magnificent houses, palaces and churches built with the spoils of Empire by one of Italy's greatest architects Andrés de Valdevera.
The cost of the trip will be 280 euros.

We are booking well for the trip to Motril and Salobrena which goes on February 22nd. Further details of both trips can be had from our desk.

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