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Highlights in Jaén
- Great monumental wealth of all times
- Ideal for lovers of history and culture
- The charm of the Jewish quarter
- The oldest Arab baths in Europe
- Visit an oil mill
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Rural houses and rentals in Jaen
Are you thinking of reserving a cheap letting in Jaen for a couple getaway or enjoy a few days in the locality with family or friends? Then we have just what you're looking for. On Holidu we have a wide range of holiday rentals in Jaen, most of which are located in the historic centre, very close to the Minor Basilica of San Ildefonso, the Cathedral and the main monumental attractions of the city. Tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you need to make your stay more comfortable. In addition, most of them have terrace and Internet, and you will have the possibility of choosing between other characteristics like parking, air conditioning, television, heating, etc. If you prefer to stay in the middle of nature, you will also find numerous rural houses in Jaen, located in the outskirts of the capital, in beautiful localities such as La Guardia, Pegalajar or Fuensanta de Martos, located a few kilometres from the town centre. Perfect for those who want to relax and disconnect, enjoying the olive scenery of the area. Book today your rural house or letting in Jaen and enjoy all the charms of this beautiful Andalusian town.Why book a letting in Jaen?
Due to its strategic location, Jaen has been one of the areas in which the first prehistoric populations of Europe settled and had great importance during the periods of Muslim and Christian domination. This has bequeathed to the city a rich historical and monumental heritage, the main attraction for tourism, together with its diverse scenic and cultural spaces and traditional festivities. Turning the city into a magnificent destination for those who enjoy visiting monuments and places with history. But Jaen is also the land par excellence of olive groves, from which oil is extracted, a true jewel of Spanish cuisine and an essential part of the famous Mediterranean diet. In almost every municipality, as well as in the capital, activities are organised to make the traveller aware of the rich culture of what is known as "liquid gold". If you decide to book a letting in Jaen, don't leave for the opportunity to do so.
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The area and how to find your way around
Located in the eastern part of the community of Andalusia, Jaen is the capital of the province of the same name. Concentrating in its municipal district almost 117.000 inhabitants, which supposes around a sixth part of the total population of the region. It is surrounded by the towns of Fuerte del Rey, Villagordo, Pegalajar, Valdepeñas, Mengibar, Torrequebradilla, Torre del Campo, Los Villares, Villatorres, Campillo de Arenas, Bejigar, La Guardia and Mancha Real; and by extensive olive groves and fertile farmland. To the south of the city are the mountain ranges of Jaen and Jabalcuz and to the north the plain of the River Guadalbullon, a tributary of the Guadalquivir, which passes a short distance from it. In addition, throughout the province we find natural areas as beautiful as Cazorla, the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Andujar, the Parque Natural de Sierra Magina y Despeñaperros, natural boundary between Castilla-La Mancha and Andalusia. Where you can enjoy a wide range of active tourism. Don't wait any longer to book your holiday rental in Jaen.A beautiful old town with an imposing fortress and white farmhouse
The municipality of Jaen has 9 urban districts that are divided into 46 neighbourhoods. It is located at the foot of Santa Catalina hill. For this reason, its urban layout is full of steep streets and steep slopes, widening towards the flatter and wider areas of the new neighbourhoods. The old part of the city is crowned by an imposing Arab fortress, from which it is possible to contemplate one of the best panoramic views of the town centre and the Guadalquivir Valley. This is precisely where most of the monumental attractions and museums you should visit in Jaen are concentrated. The districts of the historic centre are articulated around the churches of San Juan, la Magdalena and San Ildefonso, the main axis being the Cathedral, a superb Renaissance building that contrasts with the white colour of the houses of popular architecture that surround it. Without doubt, the best area to book your rental in Jaen.
Types of travellers and activities
The architecture of Jaen is a faithful reflection of the diverse cultures that have settled in the city throughout the centuries. During your stay, you can visit both religious and civil buildings, Gothic style, Mudejar, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical and Modernist. Among its most emblematic monuments are the castle and the Arab baths, but do not miss the visit to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, the Basilica of San Ildefonso, the churches of Santa Maria Magdalena, San Bartolome and San Juan Bautista, the International Museum of Iberian Art and the palaces of the Viscount of Villares, the Towers of Navarre and Los Vilches. If you also want to see other monuments in the area, don't miss visiting the towns of Linares, Ubeda and Baeza.Jaen for culture lovers
Jaen is a city where you can go on a regular basis to numerous exhibitions, conferences, guided tours, concert halls, museums, cinemas, theatres, flea markets and traditional festivals of all kinds. If you like these types of activities, in the city you can visit the museums of Popular Arts and Customs, Naïf Art, the Provincial, Iberian Art, the Virgin of the Chapel, the Cathedral and the Antiaircraft Refuge; attend the numerous shows of its two theatres and its Corral de Comedias; or witness the International Piano Competition Jaen Award, the most prestigious in Spain, the Cycles of Rock or the International Festival of Music, Dance and Popular Songs
Did you know that Jaen has the largest Iberian heritage in the world? If you travel with the whole family, you can immerse yourself in the culture of these brave warriors and their magical rituals
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The neighbourhood of Santa Cruz is an ideal place to get drunk on the essence of the city. Narrow streets that invite travellers to stroll and get lost in order to discover their most beautiful corners, fascinating stories and mysterious legends. A magnificent example of the Hebrew presence in the city for more than twelve centuries.2. Discover how the oil is made and attend a tasting
In Jaen everything smells of oil. The road that crosses Despeñaperros immerses the traveller in a green-silver sea of olive groves that cover the soft undulations of the fields of the region. No less than 60 million olive trees that make the province of Jaen the largest oil producer in the world. For this reason, you cannot leave the locality without seeing how the work of elaboration is carried out in an authentic olive-oil mill and carry out a tasting. Oleica San Francisco, located in Bejigar, is the closest to the capital and offers guided tours every day of the year.3. Visit the oldest Arab baths in Europe
Jaen has the oldest ancient baths on the continent. They were built in 1002 and were in operation until the 15th century. They occupy an area of 450 square metres and are located inside the Palace of Villardompardo. It also houses the Museum of Naïf Art and Popular Customs, making it a very complete and interesting visit.4. Disconnect from urban life by strolling through its beautiful parks
The city is rich in green areas, with 6.4 square metres of them per inhabitant. One of the oldest is the Alameda de Capuchinos, built in the 16th century in a marked Renaissance style. But it is also interesting to walk through Concordia Park and Andres de Vandelvira Park. The latter is the largest in Andalusia, with gardens, fountains, an amphitheatre and a small football pitch. In addition to more than 2,000 species of plants and trees.5. Enter the anti-aircraft shelter in the Plaza de Santiago
In the heart of Jaen we find one of the most unique places in the city. An anti-aircraft shelter built during the Civil War, consisting of three tunnels that accommodated 1040 people and has been preserved to this day as a tribute to the victims of the conflict. Along the way, you will learn about the history and events that took place on this site, through images, videos and narrations.