Parador de Jaen ****
Castillo de Santa Catalina
23001 - Jaen
Spain

EXCEPTIONAL 13TH C. ARABIC FORTRESS

The privileged location of the Parador on Santa Catalina Hill offers it the character of defensive bastion of the Jaén horizon. Origin and destination to discover the charm of the Andalusian Renaissance, the hotel has a refreshing swimming pool which, along with the exterior stone, offers protection from the burning sun which inundates the surroundings.

The monumental appearance is maintained on the inside, where the impressive 20 m. high crossed arches of the main living room, the dining room, with a marked Arabic character, and the comfortable and friendly bedrooms with magnificent panoramic views stand out. The ensemble, decorated in soft shades, is complemented by a varied gastronomic display: 'ajo blanco' (cold garlic and almond soup), partridge salad, 'pipirrana' (tomato and cucumber salad) Jaén-style spinach (with egg).

Rooms
This hotel offers comfortable and friendly bedrooms, with some offering magnificent views of the surroundings. The rooms are equipped with all the required basic amenities to ensure you a pleasant stay.
Typical festivals

* Local festivities 18 October, Jaén, 4 km.
* Holy Week first week of April, Jaén, 4 km.
* Santa Catalina de Alejandría festivities 25 November, next to the Parador

Visits

* Jaén (5 km). Alí Baths, Cathedral, palaces, Sierra Magina Nature Reserve, Ibero Museum (unique in the world)
* Baeza (49 km). Former University, Cathedral
* Úbeda (57 km). Santa María de los Reales Alcázares Temple

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