Jaen Culture & history

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Jaén: Castle of Santa Catalina Entry with Guided Tour

1. Jaén: Castle of Santa Catalina Entry with Guided Tour

Discover the Castillo de Santa Catalina, palatial residence of Fernando III el Santo after the conquest of Jaén in 1246, and one of the three fortresses of the original Castillo de Jaén. You will visit its dependencies, such as the kitchens, dungeons or latrines, the Keep of the Constable of Castile who inhabited during the 15th century, some spaces such as the stables built by the French during their occupation, and you will go up to the top of the towers. Finally, you will walk through the Santa Catalina hill until you reach the cross to see an impressive panoramic view of the entire city of Jaén from a bird's eye view.

Jaén: Iberian Museum and Provincial Museum Entry and Tour

2. Jaén: Iberian Museum and Provincial Museum Entry and Tour

Visit the most important museums in Jaén: The Iberian Museum and the Provincial Museum. Take a fascinating tour of these two amazing establishments. Begin by discovering the sculptural ensemble of Porcuna, cataloged as the largest in Spain, in the Iberian Museum of Jaén. Admire the brushstrokes of Antonio López or Picasso himself in the Provincial Museum, before marveling at the Jewish pointers used to read the Torah or the Muslim jewels. Successful in maintaining a collection of more than a thousand engravings, among which the Goya Whims stand out, the Provincial Museum is one of the first and most important centers of contemporary engraving throughout Andalusia.

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