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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  • This castle should not be missed if you are visiting Jaén. You get such a lovely 360° view of the city. It cost €3.50 to enter and it will take you about an hour to go through the different rooms and ...  more »
  • Do not need to enter the castle to see the good care that is. The views of the city are impressive, not to mention the Grand Cross. Step you can enter free of charge for a coffee in the parador, the castle to sleep. It's beautiful. For a while you live in the middle ages.
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  • the bad thing is that explanations of most farms have been deleted with the Sun and have not corrected it and them I asked some brochure and told me that as I had gone to a free visit was not entitled
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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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