The Essential
This small town 9km northeast of Úbeda has preserved fine seigniorial mansions bearing coats of arms on their façades. These include the residences of the Mendoza, Melgarejo and Higuera Sabater families, all of which were designed by the famous locally born architect Andrés de Vandelvira (1509-76). Admire also the monumental 15C church of San Pedro Apóstol (St Peter the Apostle), and a castle built by Vandelvira on the ruins of a Moorish fortress.