Catedral de la Asunción

Cathedral in Jaén

Cathedral Jaen
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Jaén 16th century Renaissance-style Cathedral’s official name is the Catedral de la Asunción or  Assumption of the Virgin Cathedral and it is located in the center of Jaén, region of Andalusia, Spain. The cathedral size means it still dwarfs the rest of the city, which can be seen from the hilltop eyrie of Cerro de Santa Catalina.

History of Catedral de la Asunción

The building of the Cathedral began in 1570 to replace the previous 15th century Gothic temple, which itself stood on the site of a mosque  and it took several centuries to complete.  Finally completed in 1802 and due to the length of time in its construction, different artistic styles can be appreciated, the most prominent being Renaissance with Andrés de Vandelvira the most important architect. The cathedral’s facade on Plaza de Santa María, was complete in the 18th century, and is more in the baroque tradition rather than Renaissance.

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Visiting Catedral de la Asunción


10am-2pm & 4-7pm Mon-Fri, to 5.30pm Sat, 10-11.30am & 4-5.30pm Sun


Adult incl audio guide €5, child/senior €1.50/2

Address: Catedral de Jaén Plaza Sta. María, s/n 23002 Jaén Spain
Duration: 20 minutes

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