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Jaen Cathedral

Plaza Santa Maria, Jaen, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Jaen
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: The Cathedral is called the Assumption of the Virgin Cathedral and was built on the site where the mosque stood. The city was conquered by Fernando... more »
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Cathedral is awesome. It is amazing how lavish it is and its worth taking time to look at all the reliefs in the choir area.

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wolverhamton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Lovely architecture and a very interesting building to visit. When we arrived the cathedral was closed for siesta , opening at 4pm. The beauty and serenity of the cathedral was well worth the visit.

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Sønderborg, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This cathedral is definitely worth a visit. I'm not sure I would recommend driving a long distance to get there, but it's without a doubt the top attraction if you're already in Jaén. As with other Spanish cathedrals, it is a mix of styles. Each successive time period left its mark, and you can see gothic, baroque and renaissance styles... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

+++Building very clean and in a good shape +Reasonable entry price with audioguide (5 Euro/pax) +Open all days A must see when visiting Jaen!

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Cordoba, Spain
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The entrance to the catherdral cost 5 euros and included an audio guide which really helped to spot things you might other wise miss.

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Madrid
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It is huge and plenty of art although it doesn't have many seats if you go to mass. It is a must if visiting Jaen. It contains also memories of the dramatic Spanish civil war, many priest were assassinated during those times.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
53 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We loved our visit to the Cathedral, a gem in Jaén. Make sure you climb the steps to see the views at the top, a great picture of Jaén.

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Castelldefels, Spain
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127 reviews 127 reviews
27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I was amazed to see all possible corners inside, and even climb the stairs to see both the views (beautiful hills full of olives surrounding Jaen) and the church from above. Usually you are not allowed to wander around secret passages and private rooms but here you can do it so don't miss it!

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Amazing treasures, very different from other cathedrals in Spain. The place was almost empty when we went

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Patras, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Amazing cathedral, with breathtaking chapels, one more beautiful than the next. Visit on Fridays, 17:00-18:00, when the Veronica Veil is on display.

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