Tourist spot in Spain – Jaen

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Spain is now becoming the leader in tourism. Every city, province and village has something to offer to the tourists; it may be a cathedral, church, museum, beach, historic parks, Majestic Mountain, historical buildings etc. With so much to offer to the tourists, Spain has now become heaven for tourists.

Jaen is one of the places which attract lot of tourists throughout the year. Jaen is a province of Andalucia. It was actually, under the occupation of Moors before the Christian ruler took over. Jaen is blessed with the great river Guadalquivir and the fertile river basin is smiling with vegetation. Segura and Cazorla mountains which are just at the short distance from the river bed bring in enough rain. The majestic view of these mountains has further enhanced the natural beauty of places around the river bed. Apart from this, there are other places of interest in Jaen.

Saint Catalania Castle:

Also called as Castillo de Santa Catalina in Spanish, this castle is on the top of the hill. This castle is believed to have been built in the year 1246 over the Abrehui’s castle built by Arabs. The castle is the perfect place to view the city of Jaen; tourists will be mesmerized by the beautiful view of the city. The castle is known for its architectural elegance.

Cathedral:

This is yet another important tourist spot. The cathedral is believed to have been built in the year 1500. This is also a place of worship for the people of Jaen. Legend goes to say that the Saint and Christ were on Cavalry and they reached Jaen. Here, the Saint wiped the face of Christ with his napkin. The Cathedral is beautifully decorated. The interior of the cathedral is liberally decorated. The cathedral is declared a UNESCO heritage site.

Monestario Santa Clara:

This is a monastery of the 12th century and history says that some monks lived here. This is a place of great reverence for the people of Jaen. The monastery is open only during the worship hours. The other popular monastery is Royal Monastery. This is just at a distance of about three kilometers from the Monestario Santa Clara. It is believed that Royal Monastery was being used as University of Jaen’s headquarters.

Those who visit Jaen will enjoy delicious food in the various hotels and restaurants. There are many villas, service apartments and hotels where the tourist can enjoy comfortable holiday. Jaen is very well connected by road and rail. There are many tour operators who would be of help to the tourists.

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