Culture

Culture

A past which seduces you in the present

When someone visits Jaén they embark on an unforgettable adventure. Archaeological deposits from prehistoric times, an exceptional Iberian legacy, the largest concentration of castles in Europe and an impressive renaissance wealth declared UNESCO World Heritage Site will all make you enjoy the heritage of other cultures.

  • Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Jaén
  • Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. Jaén

    It is the great Cathedral of the Spanish renaissance, the most important monument in our province, a building which will captivate you because of…

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  • Sacra Capilla Funeraria del Salvador del Mundo. Úbeda
  • Sacra Capilla Funeraria del Salvador del Mundo. Úbeda

    It is without a doubt one of the architectural jewels of the Spanish renaissance, and probably the most important private religious building of the 16th century…

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Jaén boasts an amazing cultural heritage with an identity of its own inherited from the peoples who inhabited it: Iberians, Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians left in the province of Jaén an invaluable patrimony full of history, archaeology, legends, traditions, famous people...

Jaén has six sets of cave paintings with the distinction of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, an impressive archaeological and museum potential from prehistoric, Iberian, Roman and Islamic times, and a varied array of medieval fortifications and vestiges whose main examples are found in the Castles Route, the Battlegrounds Route, the Nasrids Route and the Caliphate Route.  

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It also has an impressive civil and religious heritage from the renaissance epoch, the main exponent of which are the cities of Úbeda and Baeza, declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO.

The province of Jaén is also a birthplace for Iberian culture, a land with remarkable fortifications, sanctuaries, necropolis and war vestiges which changed history. 

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