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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
Paseo de la Estación 27 E - 23004 Jaén
The seat of the provincial assembly is a former Franciscan convent by Vandelvira. Inside, the pretty patio has a double gallery with columns.
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 ..
E - 23002 Jaén
This simple neo-classical church stands against the cathedral and its architecture contrasts with the rich main retable, an 18C baroque masterpiece.
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..
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..
Paseo de la Estación, 32 E - 23008 Jaén
Prix Prices from : 62 €
Situated next to the Jaen Museum, on Jaén's main avenue, the classic-style Condestable Iranzo offers free Wi-Fi access throughout. It features an on-site disco and a large bingo hall. The attractive rooms at Hotel Condestable Iranzo feature air cond..
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.
Teodoro Calvache 25 E - 23001 Jaén
Aesthetics based on a typical old tavern. Retains typical traditions such as scribbling the bill directly on the marble bar.
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.
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.
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.
Oeste : 4,5 km E - 23001 Jaén