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Lovely Hill Top Hotel

Driving trip between Toledo and Cordoba and what a nice place to fall into for the night. High on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jtbnyc
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NYC
Evening Tour

Very interesting and inexpensive. Some steps but nothing problematic. It is next to the Parador of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul C
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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All reviews next door santa catalina well worth a visit parador hotel information boards amazing views great castle nice view entrance fee town centre lovely walk own devices amazing history lots of history be careful castillo taxi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving trip between Toledo and Cordoba and what a nice place to fall into for the night. High on a hilltop with beautiful rooms, great views, and fine dining. Thankfully we had a stunning sunset the night before in Toledo because this ancient property is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting and inexpensive. Some steps but nothing problematic. It is next to the Parador of Jaen so afterwards you can call in for a drink.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are used to walking and set off in the morning when it's fresh (we went about 8.30 on a mid-September morning), it's a very nice walk up. You have to start from the Circonvalacion on the city side - if you go straight...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This castle is on top of a very high mountain. It is actually what is left of the castle that you visit. The people working in the castle are very nice and provide good information. Really the best about visiting Santa Catalina castle is the...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit great views from every angle, entrance fee €3.50 or €2.50, next door to the Parador hotel with easy parking, Written boards of English located around the site and great English speaking host Nureo (I think that was her name) thank you...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on the 10th of July. Car parking is free and it cost 10 Euros to visit the castle for 4 people. The views are spectacular and the castle is very well maintained. As stated in an earlier review trainers are advisable to walk around.

Thank ian l
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

The first thing is that you need good footwear. The surface throughout the castle is uneven, pitted and trainers of flat shoes are essential. Entry for us Seniors was €2 each. The young guide directed us around the structure from the vicinity of the ticket...More

Thank peterwV975TL
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Great castle and the views of Jaen are spectacular. Lovely young lady with wonderful English explains how to walk around the grounds and what to be sure and see. Recommended!

Thank Debbybcn
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is well worth the drive up, views from the castle are spectacular in all directions and the castle itself is interesting to walk around. There is also a lovely walk out to the cross that stands on the edge of the hill overlooking Jaen....More

Thank mishka03_foster
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing views... very good condition and well explained... access might be complicated if you’re not staying at the parador but it’s well worth the visit... also explore to the end of the walk outside the front gate and you will get to an amazing vantage...More

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RangerRick84
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Sorry, we don't know! We suggest you check with Jaen visitor centre!
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ninabosken
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Response from Denis F | Reviewed this property |
I agree with earlier answer. View is worth the visit. Walk to the cross and look back at Castle.
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