Castillo de Santa Catalina, Jaen

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Originally built by the same Moorish king who constructed the Alhambra, the majority of today's Castillo de Santa Catalina was commissioned by Alfonso X and Ferdinand IV. One of the five towers is occupied by the Chapel of Saint Catalina, and the rest stand tall over the castle's newer east wing and the remains of the original building in the west. In 1965, a parador, a hotel owned and run by the Spanish government, was installed in the space, leading to the destruction of most of the original remnants. However, the foundations of the first castle are still visible on the western part of the hill. Take a tour of the parador and enjoy a coffee in the spot where Charles de Gaulle wrote his memoirs, all while taking in the view over the valley. A visit to Castillo de Santa Catalina represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jaen road trip tool to plot your vacation.
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  • At the top of a hill and divisible from practically all Jaen, offers unbeatable views of the city.
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  • It is worth visiting it. Spectacular views. I am frequently staying at Parador, although it needed a reform it is emblematic and the excellent treatment.
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  • Morning visit to Castle santa Catalina with the family made us good day to enjoy advised ride taxi you can eat in restaurant
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  • Great value for money, thoroughly interesting, beautiful and breathtaking views
  • Beaitifull! Nice view over the city
  • Very nice fortress on the top of the mountain. Incredible views of the city and the surroundings.
  • Lugar delicioso traquilo para descansar y pasar un fin de semana romantico
  • Emblematic castle that presides over the city of Jaén from the height. Must see and walk to the cross from which can be seen throughout the city. November 25 is the big day and the people of Jaen come up to try sardines and enjoy a field day with the friends
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