Plan the places of what to see in Jaén: Places to visit, history, gastronomy, amazing activities, cultural events, accommodation recommendations.
The weather in Jaén
Jaen is not a crowded tourist destination, which makes it even more attractive from a cultural point of view, precisely because there is a lot of culture to see in Jaen. The kindness and authenticity of its people make a welcoming city of Jaen, with a very friendly atmosphere in all seasons.
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From 2,500 BC by the city of Jaen have passed different cultures and civilizations, flaunting the title of “Very Noble and Loyal City of Jaen, Guarda and Defendimiento of the Kingdoms of Castile.” After the reconquest were established four kingdoms in Andalucia, being Jaén the capital of the kingdom of Jaen or “Holy Kingdom” hence the great importance of the diocese of Jaen and the monumentality of the cathedral, the main attraction to see in Jaen.
Places to see in Jaén
Jaen is a small city (about 115,000) located on the hillside of Santa Catalina. It has numerous narrow and steep streets that provides it an aspect of “large district” of proximity and simplicity. Most of the things to see in Jaen can be visited on foot, however, it is highly recommended to visit the castle which is on the hilltop.
Gastronomy of Jaen
|Startes||Mixed vegetable stew to jienense style, spinach to the Jaén style, scrambled egg with beans and ham, Jaen asadillo, pipirrana, rice of Jaen, gazpachuelo of green asparagus and Salmorejo.|
|Meats||Venison pie with sweet and sour sauce, meatballs in broth, rabbit loin grilled with aioli, deer stew of deer style of Baños of the Encina, baby goat with garlic odf cabañil, roasted goat,roast of lamb and pickled partridge.|
|Pescados||Trout rivers of Jaén (cooked with butter, chunks of ham with bacon, parsley, white wine and salt), Baeza-style cod, grilled sardines and cod fillet with ratatouille and pine nuts.|
|Postres||Bagels with and without wine, alfajores (sweet almond), sweet porridge, butter, fritters, sweet rice tejeringos.|
|Vinos y bebidas||Wines with designation of origin Tierra de Bailen, Land of the Southern of the Sierra Jaen and the Land of Torreperogil.|
Also are made tipical drinks from wine as the Cuerva, the Sangria, the Zurracapote.
|Otros productos||Excellent extra virgin olive oil and jienense typical crafts .|
Alojamiento recomendado en Jaén
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History of Jaén
It is not possible to enjoy all the things to see in Jaen without knowing a little of its history,
|2500 B.C.C.||First human settlement of a macro-village, organized in five concentric circles, with walls, palisades and water moat in each of the circles.|
|500 B.C.C.||The Iberians reach Jaen settling into the population and fortifying the settlement.|
|231 B.C.C.||The Carthaginians conquered Jaen making it in Alcazar and developing a large, rich and strong population …|
|207 B.C.C.||The city was taken by the troops of Scipio and be wrested to the Carthaginians.|
|577||With Leovigildo the Visigoths get the full integration of Jaen in the Visigoth state.|
|713||Jaen was conquered by Muslim troops Abdelazib.|
|1091||The Almorávides are made with Jaén with the fall of the Umayyads.|
|1148||The Almohad conquer the city of Jaen.|
|1169||Alfonso VII laid siege to the city without being able to conquer it.|
|1246||Ferdinand III “The Saint”, conquered the city of Jaen to the crown of Castille. Since then, Jaén becomes an important stronghold to seat the reconquest in Andalucia.|
|1483||During the reign of the Catholic Kings the third court of the Spanish Inquisition is created in the kingdom of Jaen.|
|1808||French sacking of the city of Jaen in the war of independence. Partial destruction of the castle.|
|1824||The defeat of General Riego against the absolutist forces occurs.|
|1833||In the new provincial distribution of state, Jaén became the capital of the province of Jaen.|
|1939||The city of Jaen is taken by Franco’s army in late March 1939.|
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