Tourist zone: Sierra de Cádiz/Pueblos Blancos
Distance from the capital (km): 118
Altitude above sea level (m): 330
Area (Km2): 69.75
Nº of inhabitants: 16859
Name for people: Ubriqueños
Postal code: 11600
Ubrique is situated at the point where the Natural Parks of Grazalema and Los Alcornocales meet. The town has been declared a Historical Site. Its Roman origins are revealed by the stretch of old Roman Road between Ubrique and Benaocaz and, in particular, by the valuable archaeological site of Ocuri, a Columbarium, of which there are few similar examples in the Iberian Peninsula. Examples of Muslim culture that have stood the test of time include the remains of the Cardela Fortress, also known as the Fátima Castle (12th Century). 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. Ubrique complements its recreational offer with hiking routes, idyllic spots for fishing, hunting or bird-watching and the exciting Subida a Ubrique “Ubrique Legítimo” Rally.
The Capital of Leather
Ubrique is famous for its leather craftwork, which combines tradition and new techniques to perfection, and enjoys international renown and prestige.
Interesting web pages with more information on this place:http://www.sierradecadiz.com/
Web of information of the Sierra de Cádiz http://www.ayuntamientoubrique.es/
Official Web of Ubrique