Jaén City

The city of Jaen is rich in history with impressive monuments © Michelle Chaplow
The city of Jaen is rich in history, with impressive monuments such as the Cathedral.

Overview of Jaén City

Jaén is a city that every lover of Andalucia should visit, enjoy and - if possible - spend a good deal of time getting to know. Not only does the city have an ancient and fascinating history, but the castle that towers over its winding streets offers some of the most quintessentially Andalusian views there are to be had.

Jaén is a city that every lover of Andalucia should visit, enjoy and - if possible - spend a good deal of time getting to know. Not only does the city have an ancient and fascinating history, but… More →

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The capital city of north-eastern Andalucia, whose name is derived from the Arabic for 'crossroads of caravans,' Jaen has recently had a spurt in growth of tourism. Known for being the world… More →

Jaen capital is yet another Andalusian city that has a certified "Fiesta of National Touristic Interest" and as in every other corner of the province, jinienses (residents of Jaen) believe their… More →

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The least-known of Andalucia's provincial capitals, Jaen is a historic city which is famous for its superb olive oil, grown in the rolling fields which surround this ciudad dating back to Moorish… More →

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Stand at a prime lookout point at the top of the Santa Catalina castle and you will look down on a charming provincial capital that drapes over hills thus sending streets winding up and down steep inclines. From here you'll also enjoy the towns architecture and monuments. Fields and olive groves sweep out beyond the town and as you turn to the south and southeast, the spectacular peaks of the Sierra de Jaen and Jabalcuz rise and fall in the castle's backdrop. And if you find these views too breathtaking to enjoy for only a few moments, stop in at the Parador. There may be a castle room with a view just waiting for you.

But wait! Before you jet off to Jaen to see it for yourself, we have plenty more information that will ensure you thoroughly enjoy this splendid Andalusian experience...

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