Jaén

Jaén is called the world capital of olive oil. And not without reason the province of the same name is the largest producer of olive oil and whoever approaches the city will notice that it is surrounded on all sides by olive groves. On a touristic level, the somewhat stiff Jaén is less known. Among the most interesting buildings are a Moorish bathhouse and the Cathedral of the Renaissance craftsman Andrés de Vandelvira.

The province of Jaén is mountainous and has various nature parks. Like Cazorla Natural Park, Segura y Las Villas this is Spain’s largest natural park and is very beautiful. Climate and location provide a rich vegetation of, for example, pine trees and plants such as jasmine, thyme, lavender and the Cazorla violet.

Things to see:

  • Fortaleza de la Mota (Alcalá la Real)
  • Natural park Cazorla
  • Baeza old town
  • Baños Arabes
  • Palacio de Jabalquinto
  • Castillo de Santa Catalina