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Jaen Cathedral

Plaza Santa Maria, Jaen, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 36 Attractions in Jaen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A very good attraction in the centre of the city. It is easy to get to from the carpark on the plaza.It is worth a visit but there are a lot of stairs.There is a fair amount of graffiti in the surrounding area which a shame.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If cathedrals are your thing this one is a must. If not you still need to see it from the outside - it's difficult not to be impressed by its sheer size. Inside is an over the top array of artefacts dating back centuries.

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Malaga, Spain
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

When in Jaen, visiting the 16th century Cathedral is an absolute must. It is situated in the city centre and can best be reached after a short walk through the many (shopping) streets.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Wonderful visit. Be aware there are an awful lot of steps to go up to the bell tower, but worth it and there are benches on each level of stairs which is a great help. The vault held an amazing array o gold, silver and brass dated back to 12th century. The cloth that Veronica wiped Christ's face with is... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very impressive from the outside and even more so inside. Brilliant value at only 5 euros for entry which includes an audio handset (available in English) which I would highly recommend. There are 22 audio points and the information given on each one is interesting & informative without being too long. A really enjoyable visit and a 'must see' if... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

if you take a guide you could easily spend 3 hours in there - lots of interesting facts and unusual stories. not just another cathedral

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The cathedral is a very impressive building that dominates the city of Jaen. It is well worth to take a walk aroud the building and feel its greatness. Inside that greatness continues. It' breathtaking interior is a special experience.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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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