Jaén: Castillo de Santa Catalina Jaén: Castillo de Santa Catalina No Data


The Castle, sat high on a ridge overlooking the city, is one of the first sights you see as you enter the city. The views from the ramparts are spectacular. Inside the castle a small exhibition (in Spanish only) has been created to try and capture what life would have been like in the castle through its tumultuous history (Possibly founded by the Romans, definitely built by the Moors and finally captured by the Christian Kings of Spain in the 13th Century.)



Getting There

The only way to access the Cathedral is via a 4KM, very steep walk up from town, which is not signposted and not obvious to follow! The easiest way is to get a taxi up to the Castle (in early 2009 this cost just under €7) and then enjoy the walk back down, where it is much easier to see you way down (just follow the towers of the Cathedral!)
Latitude: 37.767416; Longitude: -3.799628
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Review created: 14/03/2009; Last updated 21/03/2009