Santa Catalina Castle

Santa Catalina Castle
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Standing above Jaén like an everlasting defender of the city, the Santa Catalina Castle is of original Arab design extended and modified after being conquered by Ferdinand III. A short distance away is a cross monument which was erected by the order of the aforementioned king after he entered the city in the spring of 1246.

The Santa Catalina Castle or Alcázar Nuevo is a walled, almost triangular, enclosure defended by six towers. Inside, there is a Tourist Information Centre, offering visitors the chance to discover the history of the castle and the city.

It has magnificent views and a Parador attached to it.

Winter - spring timetable (until June 30): From monday to saturday from 10 am. to 6 pm. Public access until 5:30 pm. Sunday from 10 am. to 3 pm. (eve of holidays and long weekends from 10 am. to 6 pm.) Public access until 2:30 pm. and on the eve of public holidays until 5:30 pm. Summer hours (July, August and until September 15): From monday to saturday from 10 am. to 2 pm. and from 5 to 9 pm. Public access until 1:30 pm. and 8:30 pm. Sunday from 10 am. to 3 pm. (if it is the eve of holidays and bridges from 10 am. to 2 pm. and from 5 pm. to 9 pm.) Public access until 2:30 pm. (on the eve of holidays and long weekends until 1:30 pm. and 8:30 pm.)

Individual: €3.5 Groups: €2.5 Children, students and retirees: €1.5 Wednesday from 3 to 6 pm.: Free (that afternoon you can only access with prior reservation through the web)

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Santa Catalina Castle
Camino del Castillo, s/n, 23003
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Services and infrastructure

  • Historic building
  • Parking
Target audiences
For families, Couples, young people, Friends, Seniors, Lgbti
Segments
Culture
Specialties
History (Museum), Reception and Interpretation Center (Other Visits), Castle (Monuments), Historical Complex (Monuments)
Season
All year
Duration
2 horas
Open to visitors
Yes