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  • Aerial view of the cathedral at night

A land of olive oil, picturesque white towns, a monumental cathedral and an old Arabic castle overlooking an ocean of olive trees.Read more...

What to see For a panoramic view of the city, we suggest going up to Santa Catalina castle. Of Arabic origins, it is now a fabulous Parador hotel. From there, you can look out over a sea of olive trees and the majestic cathedral. This Renaissance-style building stands in stark contrast to the traditional white houses that surround it. You can also visit other religious buildings such as the churches of La Magdalena, San Juan and San Ildefonso. There are fine examples of civil architecture as well, such as San Francisco palace and Villadompardo palace. The latter has Arabic baths and is home to the Museum of Naïve Art and the Museum of Art and Popular Customs. In the modern part of the city, the key areas to visit include Plaza de San Francisco, Plaza de la Constitución and Plaza de las Batallas. You can also visit the Provincial Museum. Gastronomy Olive oil is the star of the local cuisine. The most popular dishes include “pipirrana” salad (with peppers, tomatoes and garlic), “gazpacho cachorreño” (a cold cream made from bread, chorizo, oil, vinegar and salt), “alboronía” (a vegetable casserole), roast kid with garlic and cod casserole. One of the best areas for sampling the local cuisine is around the cathedral.


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Jaen


Jaen


Jaen


Jaen