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Astonishing castle on top of Jaén

It is worth going up to Jaén castle, castillo de Santa Catalina. From the top of the hil you will... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Well worth it

We drove up hoping to have some refreshments at the adjacent parador but it was closed for... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Dundee, United Kingdom
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All reviews next door santa catalina well worth a visit parador hotel information boards amazing views olive trees great castle nice view entrance fee nice walk huge cross town centre less than an hour own devices amazing history changed hands
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

It is worth going up to Jaén castle, castillo de Santa Catalina. From the top of the hil you will be able to admire the best views of the city, surrounded by a sea of olive trees. Once in the castle, don't forget to continue...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank antonioluislp
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We drove up hoping to have some refreshments at the adjacent parador but it was closed for refurbishment. Instead we visited the castle. There is a modest entrance fee but it is worth it. You can walk along the walls and visit the towers. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SeemsTVL
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jtbnyc
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Just_Tina_C
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sueliguedes
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Blevo
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 873ianl
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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  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!

Date of experience: May 2018
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5 October 2016|
Response from RangerRick84 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we don't know! We suggest you check with Jaen visitor centre!
4 October 2016|
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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.