Jaén province is not just a sea of olive trees. It has many small and medium-sized villages with a special charm. We will number some of them for you, but you will have to be the one who visits and discover them. There are several natural parks, especially Sierra de Cazorla and Sierra de Andújar ones. Sercotel Hoteles offers 4 star hotels in Jaén.
The two hidden jewels of Jaén province are Úbeda and Baeza. Both cities have the title of "World Heritage" thanks to their respective squares; Plaza de Santa María in Baeza and Plaza Vázquez de Molina, in Úbeda.
Baeza is the typical village with narrow streets in its old town and well cared for. In Úbeda we highlight the Cathedral and the old San Felipe Neri seminary, now transformed into the current university.
Úbeda on the other hand is bigger than Baeza and it is surprising to see that it attracts more tourism than the capital itself, Jaén. Here you have to visit El Salvador Sacred Chapel, as well as other palaces and churches.
In Jaén city, there are not many things to highlight, but we are going to enumerate some of them to you; Santa Catalina castle deserves to be visited simply for the city views. It should be mentioned that Jaén province has the largest concentration of castles in Europe. From the top of the castle you can see Jaén’s cathedral. Its imposing and its surroundings are beautiful. Also worth mentioning are the Arab baths, restored in the late 80's. Finally, the anti-aircraft shelter, which belonged to the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War, is worth a visit.
Cazorla village is also one of the most beautiful villages in the province. The best known building is Yedra’s castle, but we recommend that you also walk trough the Sierra.
Finally, we propose Jódar, one of the most charismatic villages. Walk through the narrow streets and get lost in Andaraje neighbourhood.