It’s situated about 35 miles (56 kilometers) away from Granada and about 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Marbella.
Public squares are the ideal locations to experience the more relaxed side of a city, and these much-loved squares in Jaen are some of those special places. The most visited of these are Plaza de la Constitucion and of course Plaza Santa Maria. Vacationers looking for even more great opportunities to meet locals can also check out Plaza de la Corredera and Plaza de Los Leones.
Some of the most viewed historical sites in Jaen are the places of worship that have been standing here for generations. Learn about the original construction methods of the Jaen Cathedral and the Baeza Cathedral as you inspect the old structures.
In this culture-rich city, be sure to investigate the engaging exhibit spaces, including the Museo Provincial, where families can get inspired. Wander the halls, lose yourself in the exhibits, and then ask for tips from the locals to locate some of the smaller museums in town.
Get close to the most glamorous and influential families of bygone days within the halls and grounds of Jaen’s most stately residence. Historic Palacio de las Cadenas is a wonderful time capsule, containing the very highest standards in architecture and design of its era.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the local city also has a few larger nature reserves which offer beautiful scenery and local native species. Take a long walk in Parque Natural de Cazorla and relish being out in nature and away from the paved streets.
Sometimes awe-inspiring, sometimes wonderfully romantic, the castles and other strongholds surrounding Jaen are always worthwhile to visit. The historical Santa Catalina Castle, a local landmark, shows where nobles lived in well-guarded quarters and protected their villagers from enemy armies.
The San Pablo Church and the Capilla del Salvador, are two more noteworthy attractions sure to please holidaymakers in in this special part of the world.