Our travel guide to Ubrique

Ubrique, one of the most important villages in the Sierra de Cádiz, is known worldwide for its artisan leather industry. It is located at the convergence of the natural parks of Grazalema and Los Alcornocales, in the middle of the Route of the White Villages. Delicious cuisine, interesting routes and active tourism activities. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Ubrique you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Its Roman origin is attested by the ancient Roman road between Ubrique and Benaocaz and, above all, by the valuable site of Ocuri. The remains of the Cardela Fortress or Castle of Fatima (12th century) have endured from Muslim culture.

Its historical centre of medieval layout presents narrow streets, picturesque spots and beautiful squares with fountains such as the Baroque Fuente Pública and the Moorish Fuente de los Nueve Caños. It also has good examples of Baroque style, such as the churches of San Antonio, San Juan de Letrán and the Capuchin Convent.

Ubrique becomes a claim for those tourists who come to these destinations attracted to their natural and cultural environment. In addition, they can learn about the leather industry tradition that Ubrique has for centuries.

Its old town, the route of the Miradores, its delicious cuisine, trails and emblematic popular festivals (such as the Crujía de los Gamones) don’t go unnoticed by those who seek the traditional and peculiar as a base to enjoy an unrepeatable trip.

Main Activities: Nature, Crafts, Culture.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Ubrique

Ubrique, one of the most important villages in the Sierra de Cádiz, is known worldwide for its artisan leather industry. It is located at the convergence of the natural parks of Grazalema and Los Alcornocales, in the middle of the Route of the White Villages. Delicious cuisine, interesting routes and active tourism activities. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Ubrique you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

Its Roman origin is attested by the ancient Roman road between Ubrique and Benaocaz and, above all, by the valuable site of Ocuri. The remains of the Cardela Fortress or Castle of Fatima (12th century) have endured from Muslim culture.

Its historical centre of medieval layout presents narrow streets, picturesque spots and beautiful squares with fountains such as the Baroque Fuente Pública and the Moorish Fuente de los Nueve Caños. It also has good examples of Baroque style, such as the churches of San Antonio, San Juan de Letrán and the Capuchin Convent.

Ubrique becomes a claim for those tourists who come to these destinations attracted to their natural and cultural environment. In addition, they can learn about the leather industry tradition that Ubrique has for centuries.

Its old town, the route of the Miradores, its delicious cuisine, trails and emblematic popular festivals (such as the Crujía de los Gamones) don’t go unnoticed by those who seek the traditional and peculiar as a base to enjoy an unrepeatable trip.

Main Activities: Nature, Crafts, Culture.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Ermita del Calvario
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Ermita del Calvario

Ermita del Calvario is a chapel founded by Fray Buenaventura in 1700. It is small and simple, but it shines high above Ubrique (Spain). It is easily accessible, and even if you have to climb up...
Ermita del Calvario is a chapel founded by Fray Buenaventura in 1700. It is small and simple, but it shines...
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Ermita del Calvario


Ermita del Calvario, Vía Crucis, Ubrique, España
Ermita del Calvario is a chapel founded by Fray Buenaventura in 1700. It is small and simple, but it shines high above Ubrique (Spain). It is easily accessible, and even if you have to climb up hundred steps, the beautiful views are worth it. As we climb, we go through the different stations of the...
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Restaurante La Herradura
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Restaurante La Herradura

If there is a place to feel at home away from home, that place is Restaurante La Herradura. You will find it in Ubrique, one of the villages that are part of the Route of the White Villages of the...
If there is a place to feel at home away from home, that place is Restaurante La Herradura. You will find it...
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Restaurante La Herradura


Bar La Herradura, Avenida de la Diputación, Ubrique, España
If there is a place to feel at home away from home, that place is Restaurante La Herradura. You will find it in Ubrique, one of the villages that are part of the Route of the White Villages of the Sierra de Cádiz. Whether you are just passing through this town or staying a few...
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Los Alcornocales

Los Alcornocales

With 170,000 hectares, Los Alcornocales Natural Park is crowned as the best preserved nature treasure in the province of Cádiz. Its enormous extension covers 16 municipalities of Cadiz; such as...
With 170,000 hectares, Los Alcornocales Natural Park is crowned as the best preserved nature treasure in the...
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Los Alcornocales


Los Alcornocales, España
With 170,000 hectares, Los Alcornocales Natural Park is crowned as the best preserved nature treasure in the province of Cádiz. Its enormous extension covers 16 municipalities of Cadiz; such as Arcos de la Frontera, Tarifa, Medina Sidonia, Ubrique, Los Barrios, Jimena de la Frontera and Jerez de la Frontera. Its name refers to the park’s...
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Interpretive Centre of the History of Ubrique

Interpretive Centre of the History of Ubrique

The Interpretive Centre of the History of Ubrique (Centro de Interpretación de la Historia de Ubrique) is located in the San Juan de Letrán Hermitage. It dates back from the 17th century and with a...
The Interpretive Centre of the History of Ubrique (Centro de Interpretación de la Historia de Ubrique) is...
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Interpretive Centre of the History of Ubrique


Centro De Interpretacion (Historia De Ubrique), Calle Higueral, Ubrique, España
The Interpretive Centre of the History of Ubrique (Centro de Interpretación de la Historia de Ubrique) is located in the San Juan de Letrán Hermitage. It dates back from the 17th century and with a curious octagonal plant. Go inside the history of Ubrique from Prehistory to the Second Republic without forgetting tradition and crafts....
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Ocuri Archaeological Site
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Ocuri Archaeological Site

The Ocuri Archaeological Site, in Ubrique, reflects the importance of this Roman village. This is so because it is strategically located on top of the so called Salto de la Mora. There are many ruins...
The Ocuri Archaeological Site, in Ubrique, reflects the importance of this Roman village. This is so because...
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Ocuri Archaeological Site


YACIMIENTO ARQUEOLÓGICO OCURI (Ubrique), Carretera Ubrique - Benaocaz, Ubrique, España
The Ocuri Archaeological Site, in Ubrique, reflects the importance of this Roman village. This is so because it is strategically located on top of the so called Salto de la Mora. There are many ruins that have been preserved to are day and age. The most important ones are the “columbrado” (Mausoleum), the Cyclopean walls,...
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Ermita de San Antonio

Ermita de San Antonio

From the Nasrid period (XIV-XV century), the Ermita de San Antonio (Hermitage of San Antonio) welcomes us as soon as we arrive in Ubrique (Spain). Surrounded by narrow white streets, its large clock...
From the Nasrid period (XIV-XV century), the Ermita de San Antonio (Hermitage of San Antonio) welcomes us as...
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Ermita de San Antonio


Ermita de San Antonio, Calle la Torre, Ubrique, España
From the Nasrid period (XIV-XV century), the Ermita de San Antonio (Hermitage of San Antonio) welcomes us as soon as we arrive in Ubrique (Spain). Surrounded by narrow white streets, its large clock marks the hours for all locals. A few metres away from the Peñón de la Becerra, it offers one of the best...
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Route of the White Villages

Route of the White Villages

The Route of the White Villages (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) connects different municipilaties in the Sierra de Cadiz. Whitewashed façades, a fascinating history with a past marked by the Moorish...
The Route of the White Villages (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) connects different municipilaties in the Sierra...
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Route of the White Villages


Arcos de la Frontera, España
The Route of the White Villages (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) connects different municipilaties in the Sierra de Cadiz. Whitewashed façades, a fascinating history with a past marked by the Moorish period, arts and crafts and spectacular cuisine. The 19 villages that compose it deserve to be enjoyed calmly, so we have decided to divide...
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Convento de Capuchinos

Convento de Capuchinos

The Convento de Capuchinos (“Capuchin Convent”) keeps crafts, history and legends of Ubrique (province of Cadiz) among its walls. It is next to the old tanneries where leather was tanned...
The Convento de Capuchinos (“Capuchin Convent”) keeps crafts, history and legends of Ubrique...
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Convento de Capuchinos


Convento de Capuchinos, Avenida de Miguel Reguera, Ubrique, España
The Convento de Capuchinos (“Capuchin Convent”) keeps crafts, history and legends of Ubrique (province of Cadiz) among its walls. It is next to the old tanneries where leather was tanned and with stunning views of the old town. The Capuchin Convent is a 17th-century building. The area dedicated to the cloister and cells of the...
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Sierra de Grazalema

Sierra de Grazalema

The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, which has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is one of the places with the greatest ecological value in Andalusia. This natural park, which records the...
The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, which has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is one of the...
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Sierra de Grazalema


Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Calle Empedrada, Grazalema, España
The Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, which has been declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is one of the places with the greatest ecological value in Andalusia. This natural park, which records the highest rainfall rates in Spain, presents an indigenous fauna and flora of incalculable wealth. Its caves and gorges will delight lovers of...
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Asador Gastrobar El Laurel
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Asador Gastrobar El Laurel

If you visit the Sierra de Cadiz and stop in Ubrique, go to Asador Gastrobar El Laurel. It is the perfect choice for having breakfast, lunch, a tapa or snack, something sweet, a nice dinner or a...
If you visit the Sierra de Cadiz and stop in Ubrique, go to Asador Gastrobar El Laurel. It is the perfect...
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Asador Gastrobar El Laurel


C/ San juan Bautistan nº 16 11600 Ubrique Cádiz Ubrique 11600
If you visit the Sierra de Cadiz and stop in Ubrique, go to Asador Gastrobar El Laurel. It is the perfect choice for having breakfast, lunch, a tapa or snack, something sweet, a nice dinner or a drink. On the menu you will find an interesting and delicious offer of spectacular bruschettas (tostas) with country...
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