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“Impressive Towers”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa de las Torres

Casa de las Torres
Ranked #22 of 38 things to do in Ubeda
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Malaga, Spain
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3,501 reviews
3,118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,083 helpful votes
“Impressive Towers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The Casa de las Torres has two very impressive towers that call attention to the building. That is why it is one of the landmarks of Ubeda. The façade of the building has the Plateresque design and this also calls attention.

Visited October 2013
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“a splendid corner of Ubeda”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Just near this "Casa" is the ruined church of San Lorenzo (16th C) which was effectively 'emptied' after the Civil War and is now on the danger list for final total ruin. Locals are trying to save it from complete collapse. Nearby on the other side of this church ruin is a nice Mirador viewpoint over the valley.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful Architecture”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

The Casa de las Torres (House of Towers) was constructed in 1520 for Andres Davalos, Knight Commander of the Order of Saint James and Governor of Ubeda. It has one of the most beautiful Plateresque facades of any building in Andalusia and was also the first urban palace constructed in Ubeda. The facade has the figures of savages holding in their hands the coat of arms of the Davalos Family. The square patio is an elegant Renaissance construction with arcades on both floors, with many slender columns that are very elegant and support arches. The upper gallery is decorated with sixteen medallions that have the figures of eleven men and five women. The two towers that flank the entrance were a sign of prestige for the owner when they were constructed. The palace has been a National Monument since 1921. Today the palace is occupied by the School of Art. When the towers were constructed, Ubeda still had dangers for rich families because of insecurity, and the towers had a defensive mission also, besides being a sign of prestige.

Visited July 2011
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