Jaén Cathedral, Jaen

Though construction of Jaén Cathedral began in 1249, most of what stands today is from the 16th century. It is the home of important religious relics, such as the Holy Face of the Veil of Veronica. It is said that Saint Veronica used this cloth to wipe the face of Christ, and his image then became imprinted upon it. Pick up an audio guide and admire the adorned interior of the cathedral. On the lower floor, experience an impressive collection of religious art from over the centuries. Plan your Jaén Cathedral visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jaen using our Jaen itinerary planning website .
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  • For 4 euros for an adult (and 2 for seniors), this cathedral is to be visited with the help of an audio guide provided. Note that it is possible to climb the upper floors to admire it from above or to enjoy the outdoor landscape!
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  • One more visit, of the many that we have made to our beautiful chair, on the occasion of the Jaenciannight, open monuments on a very special night.
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  • Absolutely beautiful cathedral and the best and only redeeming part of coming to Jaen as there’s very little else to see. I loved browsing all the individual chapels each with their own personality and charm. You can also get a brilliant perspective of the massive scale of the building by climbing up to the top and walking around the perimeter with views of both the interior and an eagle eye view of the gorgeous surrounding countryside.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Slightly run down on the outside, but amazing on the inside. Sacred spaces are beautiful.
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