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Jaen Cathedral

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Address: Plaza Santa Maria, Jaen, Spain
Phone Number: 953234233
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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A Massive and Magnificent Cathedral

Building on the Cathedral began in 1492 and was finished in 1802. The five carved choir stalls are amazing, carved with images from the Old Testament and Martyrs. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Issiell
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Jaen, Spain
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Jaen, Spain
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Building on the Cathedral began in 1492 and was finished in 1802. The five carved choir stalls are amazing, carved with images from the Old Testament and Martyrs. There is a Museum below the Cathedral with vestments, carvings, sculptures, chalices and more. It is well worth a visit if you are in Jaen.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We were coming to the end of our 7 day tour of this part of Spain and were suffering from over exposure of church's. If in Jaen you must visit this place but make sure its not closed as we visited early afternoon and had to come back. The audio guide was helpful in giving us copious amounts of information... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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249 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Anyone travelling through Spain will attest that there comes a point where you've seen enough Cathedrals. This day was ours. It was beautiful set in a charming town. The architecture was sublime and the internal tour was interesting. But I can no longer be enthused.

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Thank CraigH0901
Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I have visited Jaen on numerous occasions, pronounced to sound like Hian. This part of Spain is the real Spain. The food and atmosphere is fantastic food and drinks are cheap. When you order a Cana small beer you get free Tapas in most Venues. Shopping is very good. Or just sitting around Plazas drinking tea or coffee. If you... More 

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North Carolina
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This Cathedral dominates the center of a massive square. Quite an impressive building. This area is very congested so it is difficult to find a parking place.

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Thank Traveler7010
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

To sum up in one word WOW, magnificent piece of stunning architecture. Stunning stonework and sculpture, a magnificent piece of history that dominates the centre of Jaén.

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1 Thank Matt S
Miami, Florida, USA
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Beautiful cathedral, the audio tour is a must (english available). It is not as elaborate as other Cathedral we saw, but it beautiful. The nicest thing to see in the city.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

An amazing and imposing building in the most awe inspiring spot with views of mountains. Jaen is a beautiful town and very undiscovered by tourists. It's the real Andalucia and part of the real Spain. Just driving there is a joy.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good tour with Audio Guide, lots of interesting features. They close up at 2pm, just be careful you don't get locked in.

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Thank ToniF28
Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very imposing Cathederal in a small city. Went for mass which was a little disappointing very quick. There is a beautiful organ in the church but there was no music or choir.

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