Date(s) - 27/10/2021
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
Ubrique, one of the towns on the Pueblo Blanco Route, It is located at the entrance to the Natural Park of Los Alcornocales and Grazelma. In the eighteenth century several leather factories were founded. This was going to be the beginning of their industry, having now one of the most important leather industries throughout Europe
It is reported that Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes, Chanel & Carolina Herrera use the artisans of Ubrique to make, wallets, handbags and belts and other items.
The leather museum is housed in the beautiful Convento de Capuchinos at the foot of the mediaeval part of the town. Within, around a courtyard, you will find examples of the presses and cutting machines used since the 19th century. In two rooms just off the courtyard is an exhibition of embossed leather panels. On the first floor you will see examples of the hundreds, thousands, of products manufactured from leather. Eerily you will not find one word of explanation in Spanish or any other language in the entire museum – such is the quest for secrecy. (Visit Andalucia)
The towns medieval old quarter consists of narrow streets, picturesque corners, beautiful squares with fountains, such as the Baroque Public Fountain and the Al-Andalus fountain of Los Nueve Caños, as well as fine examples of baroque architecture, including the Churches of San Antonio, San Juan de Letrán and the Capuchinos Convent
Among the monuments that you can visit in this town of Cadiz there are: Fatima castle from the 12th century
Fatima castle from the 12th century
This castle suffered throughout its history many sieges and its present ruins tell about its intense past. Surely its origin is pre-Islamic and it’s a recommended visit when you are in the area.
Fountain of Nine Pipes, of Arabic origin
Pure and clear water that reaches a network of numerous fountains in Ubrique, among which is outstanding in this fountain
Pick up La Cala Ferria Ground 7.30 Fuengirola Ferria 7.45 Arroyo Train Station 8.00 Minerva 8.05 Torremolinos 8.20
There will be a breakfast stop en route (not included) and a comfort stop on the return journey.
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Trip runs subject to numbers and Covid Restrictions