Jaén Cathedral, Jaen

Though construction of Jaén Cathedral began in 1249, most of what stands today is from the 16th century. It is the home of important religious relics, such as the Holy Face of the Veil of Veronica. It is said that Saint Veronica used this cloth to wipe the face of Christ, and his image then became imprinted upon it. Pick up an audio guide and admire the adorned interior of the cathedral. On the lower floor, experience an impressive collection of religious art from over the centuries. Plan your Jaén Cathedral visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jaen using our Jaen itinerary planning website.
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  • The cathedral is a majestic renaissance building. Its architect, Andrés de Vandelvira, designed a very harmonious cathedral; the best perception of its harmony, it is when you go upstairs, and you...  more »
  • I can say this is one of the best Cathedrals in the world, in the top 5 for sure. Imponent Renaissance style from the outside, when you step inside you find a beautiful place where you can breathe...  more »
  • One of the best cathedrals in Spain. Extremely large, light and airy and not overly ornate for a catholic cathedral. Recommend Jaen as a whole.  more »
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  • This Cathedral is absolutely stunning! The craftsmanship is so beautiful, and the history amazing. I'd highly recommend walking through.
  • Absolutely beautiful cathedral and the best and only redeeming part of coming to Jaen as there’s very little else to see. I loved browsing all the individual chapels each with their own personality and charm. You can also get a brilliant perspective of the massive scale of the building by climbing up to the top and walking around the perimeter with views of both the interior and an eagle eye view of the gorgeous surrounding countryside.
  • Super interesting and beautiful place. Paints and a few sculptures and a pretty nice collection of sacred art. 5€ selfguided your using and auricular.
  • An interesting cathedral very ornate. Built late 1700.
  • Stunning. Best time to see without the crowds is as it opens at 4pm, well worth the entry fee of 2 Euros.

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