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Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 9th century
Date of Inscription: 2003
Location: Europe, Spain, Province of Jaen, Autonomous Community of Andalusia
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Description: The two small cities’ of Úbeda and Baeza in southern Spain form of settlement and formation date back to the Moorish 9th century and to the Reconquista in the 13th century. In the 16th century the cities experienced an important development, when they underwent renovation in proportion to the budding Renaissance. This planning intervention contributed to the new humanistic idea introduction into Spain from Italy, which went on to have a profound influence on Latin American architecture. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Úbeda (IPA: ['uβeða]) is a town in the province of Jaén in Spain's autonomous community of Andalusia. It had about 36,000 inhabitants in 2003. It is best known for its association with the writer Antonio Muñoz Molina and the singer Joaquín Sabina. Despite opposition from the ICOMOS, UNESCO declared its Renaissance monuments a World Heritage Site in a cultural unity with Baeza in 2003. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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