We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jaen Cathedral

Closed Now: 08:30 - 14:00, 16:00 - 19:00
Open today: 08:30 - 14:00, 16:00 - 19:00
Review Highlights
Best of Renaissance cathedrals in Spain

Its unique facade is astonishing. A rare example of cathedral with balconys all around it. The... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Spectacular historic building on the square

Very crowded when we visited but still worth the time. It is good to be with a guide so you have... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Gerringong, Australia
Read all 1,119 reviews
All photos (657)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours Today: 08:30 - 14:00, 16:00 - 19:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Plaza Santa Maria, Jaen, Spain
+34 953 23 42 33
Improve This Listing
Reviews (1,119)
Filter reviews
99 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews audio guide well worth a visit impressive building beautiful architecture choir area main body unique experience lower floor walk up entrance fee cathedral veronica renaissance spain mass veil jesus
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 99 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its unique facade is astonishing. A rare example of cathedral with balconys all around it. The cathedral was built after a design by Andrés de Vandelvira between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank antonioluislp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very crowded when we visited but still worth the time. It is good to be with a guide so you have access to the upstairs rooms which look down into the centre of the cathedral

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank guidepostbob
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Great looking building but not as decorated an interior as anticipated.but well worth the visit. There is no access to the towers.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the few gems Jaén has to offer. Definitely recommended if you ever find yourself in Jaén.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank OnAir740557
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Spectacularly large and a classical Spanish cathedral demonstrating the work of the stonemason- architect Vandelvira and which influenced similar cathedrals across the Spanish empire..

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Martin T
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Entering on a senior citizen discount ticket at the princely sum of €2 a head the Cathedral is a very impressive building with a long history. We hired the audio guides, spoken by an American lady in our case, which are a must if the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank peterwV975TL
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Lovely and much history, dont pass the large painting near the entrance and see if you can spot the scissors in the picture for luck. You can go up high (there is an elevator) and look down inside at the church as well. Lots of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Debbybcn
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral... the paintings on the lower floor sacristy were amazing and well worth a visit, also there is a staircase up to the top levels that offers spectacular views of the cathedral from a very different angle.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Martin B
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The obvious must-see spot in town is this huge beautiful cathedral. Once you get in (an entrance fee awaits you!), do not omit climbing up the stairs (close to the sacristy) to enjoy beautiful views of the region (from the church side balcony) as well...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Vannegen
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

There is not something very interesting. A normal big nice church, nothing more... They need for Euros for entrance...

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lucky L
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 14 nearby hotels
Hotel Xauen
207 reviews
.34 km away
Hotel Europa
229 reviews
.66 km away
Paraje la Lambra
13 reviews
.89 km away
Hotel Condestable Iranzo
326 reviews
.96 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 382 nearby restaurants
636 reviews
.23 km away
El Pato Rojo
198 reviews
.22 km away
Bar 82
141 reviews
.11 km away
La Barra
98 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 82 nearby attractions
Church of San Ildefonso
75 reviews
.39 km away
Arco de San Lorenzo
47 reviews
.25 km away
Parque del Seminario
19 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Jaen Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines