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Jaen, due to its location, at the foot of Cerro de Santa Catalina, is a beautiful city with steep streets dominated by the numerous buildings and monuments that have left the proof of its ancient and rich history. Access here more information about the history of the city.

Below we have made a small selection of some of the many must-see places on your way through Jaén.

Arab Baths and Villardompardo Palace

Built in the 11th century, the Arab Baths are located in the basements of the Villardompardo Palace. They have an extension of 450 square meters, which makes them probably the largest of those that can be visited in Spain. Judging by the Almohad decoration remains that are preserved in some of its rooms, they must have been restored towards the end of the 12th century.

Cathedral of La Asunción

The cathedral of Jaén, Andrés de Vandelvira's masterpiece and source of inspiration for the construction of many cathedrals in Latin America, is considered one of the most notable works of the Renaissance in Andalusia, hence the process to get its declaration a few years ago as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Iberian Art Museum

The new Iberian Museum of Jaén, inaugurated on December 11, 2017 by King Felipe VI and unique in the world of its kind, is created as a first-rate museum institution that will collect the main material testimonies of Iberian culture.

The building where the Museum is located is a modern and avant-garde cultural infrastructure, with more than 11,000 square meters and which has required an investment of more than 25.5 million euros. Located on the Paseo de la Estación, nº 41 in Jaén, in the heart of the capital, the Iberian Museum in Jaén aspires to become a world reference for Iberian culture at a tourist, cultural and scientific level.

Provincial Museum of Jaen

200 meters from the Ibero Museum is the Museum of Jaén, a container of Iberian art pieces of extraordinary value, among others some belonging to the Cerrillo Blanco de Porcuna Iberian sculpture complex. The sculptures, which date back to the 5th century BC, tell us the mythical story of an aristocratic lineage, where warrior fights impress with their great realism.

Iternational Art Naïf Museum

Inaugurated on December 20, 1990, the Manuel Moral de Jaén International Museum of Naïve Art has its origin in the legacy of the naïve artist Manuel Moral Mozas, a native of Torredelcampo (Jaén) who came to the Provincial Council of Jaén with part of his work, painting and wood carving, as well as his private collection made up of works by various artists of this artistic style.