Ubeda is a sleepy hamlet belonging to the municipality of Pinoso in the province of Alicante within the region of Valencia and is located about 8 km northeast of Pinoso.
In 2010, the village had 146 inhabitants and at its centre you’ll find the small chapel of Santa Barbara which dates back to 1696.
Yet, Ubeda really comes to life with its fiestas that are held throughout the year inviting visitors from far and wide.
The main village fiestas are held during the second week of August in honour of St. Barbara, Patron Saint of Ubeda.
Ubeda is located just 10 minutes from the local town of Pinoso which is just 8.4 km away and 52.7 km from Alicante, approximately 40 minutes from the coast and 45 minutes from Alicante Airport.
The nearest hospital, mainline train station and indeed access to the fast A30 Highway are all approximately 20-25 minutes away to the east in the city of Elda.
Spain’s capital city Madrid is just 4 hours’ away by road. Other interesting local towns nearby include Monovar (famous for its wine), Novelda, La Romana, the Hondons, Salinas and Sax.
Pinoso is a traditional town which is approximately 10 minutes from Ubeda and 45 minutes’ drive inland from Alicante airport and the coast.
Pinoso used to be an agricultural town, wine being the main product of the area. Both Spanish and Valencian were the only languages used only a few years ago, however this has been changing.
In recent years, the town had seen a big shift in tourism and immigration, with many people moving inland into the province which has become a very popular area for British, German and other European nationals.
There is a sizeable English expat community in the area, although the friendly town still manages to retain its authenticity.
Pinoso is a traditional town that is renowned for the production of fine wines, rock salt and marble. With a population of 7,300, Pinoso is about 10 minutes’ drive from Yecla and has its own selection of supermarkets, shops, schools, restaurants, bars, cafes and banks, a medical centre, a petrol station, a veterinary practice, a library, a Town Hall, a police station, a theatre, a swimming pool and sports centre, gymnasium, a cultural centre and much more.
Within 20 – 25 minutes of Pinoso are the local towns of Yecla, Fortuna (famous for its natural salt baths and health spas) and Jumilla (well known around the world for its quality grapes and wines).
Local activities nearby include:
Cycling, Swimming, Horse Riding, Mountain Climbing, Yoga, Health Spas, Painting and Art, Nature Trails, Wine Tasting, Fitness Classes, Walking, Pottery, Spanish Language Classes, Petanque and much more.
The busy cities of Alicante and Murcia are about 45 and 60 mins away respectively.
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