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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  • I was surprised by the beauty of the cathedral, with a wonderful symmetry and the uniqueness of its numerous balconies that do not take away any presence, were used in pilgrimages when the influx of people to see the holy face made them enabled for this purpose. The interior is interesting with a baroque chapel and especially with the chapter hall and the sacristie of beautiful architecture, Vandelvira's work that gives it despite its numerous columns a wonderful sensation of lightness and spirituality. His only visit makes him deserve a detour to that unknown city of passage that is Jaen.
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  • It's the most impressive Cathedral I've ever seen. Beautiful interior, majestic ceilings and columns, large choir perfectly carved under the saving organ of the Jiennense people in the civil war. Anyway, worth seeing and a marvel internationally.
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  • This Cathedral is absolutely stunning! The craftsmanship is so beautiful, and the history amazing. I'd highly recommend walking through.
  • 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.
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