Things to see and do - Jaén
Unmissable tourist sites
Jaén Travel guide
Jaén : Michelin's recommendations
On an undulating plain covered with olive groves, Jaén, the largest producer of olives in Spain, extends around the foot of the Santa Catalina hill, half encircled to the southwest by the foothills of the Sierra de Jabalcuz. The town boasts a rich artistic heritage with a number of Moorish remains and Renaissance buildings, particularly in the districts of La Magdalena, San Juan and Santa María. Jaén’s Holy Week celebrations and excellent local cuisine are also worthy of note.
Tourist attractions Jaén : Things to see and do
pl. Santa María, s/n E - 23002 Jaén
Built between the mid 16C and the late 17C according to plans by Vandelvira, this is one of the finest examples of Andalucian Renaissance architecture. The extraordinary main façade is palatial in appearance. The interior is striking, particularly th..
E - 23004 Jaén
Rediscovered in 1913 beneath the Palacio de Villardompardo, and unearthed over the course of several campaigns, which were completed in 1984, these baths date from the 11C. Superb restoration work has highlighted their architectural perfection. The f..
pl. de Santa Luisa de Marillac E - 23004 Jaén
Known simply as the "Arab baths", this elegant 16C building was the home of Fernando de Torres y Portugal, Viceroy of Peru and Count of Villardompardo. Behind the simple façade, there is an arcaded patio leading to several rooms. The palace..
Plaza de Belen, 1 E - 23003 Jaén
This modern hotel is located in the city centre of Jaén and features a terrace with views over the cathedral. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a TV and private bathroom. The central location of the Europa allows guests to explore t..
Plaza Dean Mazas, 3 E - 23001 Jaén
Situated in Jaén's historic and commercial centre, Hotel Xauen features a rooftop sun terrace with loungers, and panoramic views of the cathedral, old town and mountains. Free Wi-Fi is offered. A buffet breakfast is included for all guests. There is..
Castillo Santa Catalina, s/n E - 23001 Jaén
On top of the Santa Catalina hill, this 18th-century castle has been beautifully renovated keeping its huge stone walls and many historical features to make for an authentic stay in Jaén. Inside the Parador Jaén, you can travel back in time to the 1..
Oeste: 4,5 km E - 23001 Jaén
carret. al Castillo E - 23001 Jaén
Chalet situated in a solitary spot among pine trees. Its welcoming room, classical and decorated with good furniture, is complemented by a pleasant outside terrace.
Nueva 12 E - 23001 Jaén
Boasts an inn along modern lines, where a daily set menu, tapas and snacks are served. There is a classical style dining room and various private rooms on the upper floor.
Cristo Rey 3 E - 23002 Jaén
Tapas bar at the entrance, plus a bullfighting inspired dining room with a multitude of paintings, photos and a few bulls' heads. Cuisine with a regional flavour.
av. de Madrid E - 23009 Jaén
Fermín Palma 3 E - 23008 Jaén
Modern decoration in bright colours, quality furniture, adequate table service and great professionalism in this modern cuisine restaurant. Recommendable in the area.