Ubrique a charming tourist town

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If you are looking for a tourist town to enjoy your vacations or simply escape from the routine, you cannot miss visiting Ubrique land of contrasts and beauty, where history blends with modernity and nature makes its way through the streets, it is also an ideal destination to enjoy culture and gastronomy.

Ubrique is one of the most beautiful places in the Sierra de Cádiz, a tourist town famous for its leather industry and for its historical heritage. Its old town has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and preserves the flavor of the old Andalusian towns, with its whitewashed houses, its narrow streets and its squares full of life. Among its monuments are the Church of Nuestra Señora de la O, the Castle of Fátima, the Capuchin Convent and the Leather Museum.

The best places in the tourist town of Ubrique


Cultural Highlights


The first thing that catches your eye when you arrive at the tourist town of Ubrique is its old town, declared a Historic-Artistic Site. Here you can walk through its narrow and steep streets, admire its whitewashed houses and flower-filled balconies, and discover its most emblematic corners. That is why some of the places you cannot miss are:

– Town Hall Square:

It is the heart of this beautiful city, where you can enjoy the historic architecture, local culture and festive atmosphere. The square is surrounded by emblematic buildings, such as the Town Hall, the Church of San Juan de Letrán and the Capuchin Convent.

– The Capuchin Convent:

This 17th-century building was built by the Capuchin friars and is preserved in perfect condition. You will be able to admire its architecture, its paintings, its gardens and its impressive view of the mountains. The Capuchin Convent is a hidden treasure that will surprise you and make you fall in love.

-Aznalmara Castle:

Situated on top of a hill and dating from the 13th century. From there, you will be able to contemplate spectacular views of the city and the surrounding mountains. In addition, during the summer months, nocturnal visits to the castle are organized, where you can enjoy a magical and charming atmosphere.

– The Leather Museum:

Located in the former convent of Capuchins in Ubrique, Spain. Here you can admire a large collection of leather pieces from different periods and styles, from bags and suitcases to fans and gloves. You will also be able to learn about the tanning and leather-making process, and see how local artisans work. The Leather Museum is a unique place that will surprise you and make you appreciate the value of this versatile and elegant material.

-Vegetable Square:

Here you can find all kinds of fresh and local products, from fruits and vegetables to cheeses and sausages. Enjoy the lively and colorful atmosphere, and take the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of this white town in the Sierra de Cádiz. The Plaza de la Verdura is an ideal place to spend a fun and tasty morning.

-The Ubrique History Interpretation Center:

A space dedicated to spreading the cultural, natural and ethnographic heritage of this town. There you can see exhibitions, models, audiovisuals and objects that will make you travel back in time and discover the origins, traditions and curiosities of Ubrique. The Ubrique History Interpretation Center is an essential visit for lovers of culture and nature.

Natural Features

But the tourist town of Ubrique not only has cultural attractions, but also natural ones. Ubrique is surrounded by a privileged environment, ideal for lovers of hiking and nature. Some of the routes you can do are:

-The Salto del Cabrero route:

One of the most impressive in the Sierra de Grazalema. This route will take you along a path that borders an impressive gorge more than 80 meters deep, where you can contemplate the beauty of nature and feel the adrenaline of being on the edge of the abyss.

El Salto del Cabrero is a rock formation that owes its name to the legend that a goatherd jumped from one side to another to escape the wolves. Today, it is an ideal place for hiking, climbing or simply admiring the landscape. The route starts from the town of Ubrique, in the province of Cádiz, and is about 12 kilometers long, with a moderate unevenness. It can be done in about 4 hours, always with caution and respect for the environment.

The Calvary route:

The Calvario route is one of the options to enjoy the nature and culture of Ubrique. The route starts from the Ubrique Alto Viewpoint, near the Hermitage of Calvario, a small 18th-century building that offers panoramic views of the town. The trail crosses steep and rocky terrain, within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, until reaching Sierra Baja and El Saltadero, where you can appreciate the beauty of the mountain landscape.

The Ubrique River route:

One of the most beautiful and surprising in Spain. You will be able to enjoy spectacular landscapes, waterfalls, Roman bridges and water mills, while you walk along the bed of the river that gives its name to this charming town in Cádiz

The Enchanted Forest route:

It is a path that will take you through the most beautiful and mysterious corners of Ubrique, in Spain. You will be able to enjoy spectacular landscapes, waterfalls, caves and hundred-year-old trees that seem to come out of a fairy tale. In addition, you will be able to learn about the history and culture of this Andalusian town, famous for its leather crafts and its traditions. The Enchanted Forest route is a unique experience that you will not forget.

-Sierra of Grazalema Natural Park

It is a place full of beauty and biodiversity in the south of Spain. Here you can enjoy spectacular landscapes, such as the Salto del Cabrero, the green throat or the Spanish fir. You can also walk trails of different levels of difficulty, explore caves such as El Hundidero or La Pileta, and admire the views from viewpoints such as El Boyar or Los Alamillos.

Cat Cave:

It is an impressive rock formation that houses the source of the Guadiaro river. Its name is due to the shape of its entrance, which is reminiscent of the face of a feline. Inside are hidden galleries, lakes and stalactites that will take your breath away. In addition, the cave has been inhabited since prehistoric times and preserves cave paintings and archaeological remains. La Cueva del Gato is an ideal place for hiking, caving, climbing or simply enjoying the scenery.

Gastronomy and nightlife

When talking about the gastronomy of the tourist town of Ubrique, you cannot stop trying the typical dishes of the area, such as Andalusian gazpacho, chicharrón or the famous cheese payoya goat. In Ubrique you will find a wide gastronomic offer where you can enjoy traditional Andalusian cuisine with an innovative and modern touch.

But if what you want is to party and enjoy the city’s nightlife, the tourist town of Ubrique also offers you a wide variety of options. From tapas bars and breweries to pubs and discos, you will find the environment that best suits your tastes and preferences.

In short, the tourist town of Ubrique is a place that will make you fall in love with its beauty, its history and its culture. An ideal destination to enjoy an unforgettable vacation, where you can get to know the essence of Andalusia and let yourself be seduced by its charm. That is why if you are looking for a place to disconnect and enjoy life, do not hesitate and book your stay now at Rural Housing Casa Sofia, your best rural lodging in Ubrique Cadiz.