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Travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain – Episode 807

Travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain (Podcast)

Listen to about journey to the Jaén province of Andalucia Spain as the Novice Traveler talks to Molly Sears-Piccavey who lives in Andalucia.

Molly claims, “Jaén is a province in western Andalucia that is not actually incredibly acknowledged or involved with tourism. If we acquire southern Spain the western side of Andalucia which is Granada, Cordoba, Jaén, and Almería are not as touristic maybe as the aspect of Andalucia which is in which Malaga and Seville are. Cordoba and Granada are really effectively frequented because of their Muslim architecture these kinds of as the mosque or their Alhambra Palace, but Jaén is inland and a small little bit more absent. And quite a few people really don’t take care of to learn Jaén and I consider Jaén has a good deal to give the customer.”

“The point that sticks out most in my head is the olive trees. It is the spot in Europe with most density of olive trees, and they generate naturally a whole lot of olive oil. When you journey to Jaén, Where ever you seem, you are just viewing olive trees and even on the street to Jaén as properly as just olive trees as significantly as you can see. It is also a area that has a substantial amount of money of castles and fortresses. They declare to be the area with the most castles in Europe. Burgalimar which is in Baños de la Encina is the oldest castle in Europe and it is so value visiting.”

“They contact Jaén the land of battles and castles but I think they’re lacking the olive oil so it ought to be battles, castles, and olive oil.”

For in excess of 200 many years, Jaén was the border involving Catholic Spain and Moorish Spain, that’s why the range of castles and the walled hilltop towns.

Molly starts us in the capital of Jaén province which is the metropolis of Jaén. We begin in the stunning cathedral of Jaén which may well seem familiar as it was utilized as a product for quite a few cathedrals in the new entire world. It is proposed as a UNESCO web-site because of this importance. 

We then climb the hill for a check out of the metropolis to the Castle of Santa Catalina and the Parador of Jaén (the nationwide hotel chain) which sit aspect by side with a watch of the town and of the 65 million olive trees in the length. 

The other halt you need to make in Jaén is the Arab Bathes which are the premier of the outdated hammams from the Moorish rule. They sit down below the palace of an ex-Viceroy to Peru which properties an art museum and a historical past museum.

We shift from Jaén throughout the valley to the twin cities of Úbeda and Baeza which are a joint UNESCO website for their buildings created in the Spanish Renaissance design and style. Úbeda has a quantity of outdated structures all over a massive square (Vázquez de Molina Square) such as an old palace which is now a Parador. There is also an ornate funerary chapel for just one of the far more distinguished families of Úbeda, and the Basílica de Santa María de los Reales Alcázares church.

Baeza is an aged University town. The previous university is now the superior university but one particular of the aged palaces has been turned into a new global university. Baeza has a quieter whitewashed Andalucian town experience with little streets and flower containers. 

Molly also endorses viewing Baños de la Encina and the Burgalimar Castle as nicely as Alcalá la Serious and its Fortaleza de La Mota. These towns had been even closer to the border with Moorish Grenada so they had the more substantial fortifications. 

Jaén also has 4 normal parks with a assortment of actions such as climbing, but Molly who leads food stuff excursions focuses us additional on sites we can get a terrific food. 

Jaén is a gorgeous area of Spain that justifies more tourism than it gets… but you may possibly not want to visit in the heat of the summertime as I did not long ago on a push trip.

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Clearly show Notes

Spain Food items Sherpas Tours
Undiscovered Spain – The Jaén Province of Andalucia
Province of Jaén (Spain)
Border of Granada
Jaén Cathedral
Parador de Jaén
Sierra Mágina
Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park
Restaurante La Alcuza (Pegalajar)
Castle of Santa Catalina (Jaén)
Arab Baths of Jaén
Museo Internacional Arte Naïf
Naïve artwork
Baga Restaurant
Vázquez de Molina Sq.
Parador of Ubeda
Basílica de Santa María de los Reales Alcázares
Hotel Palacio De Úbeda
Sinagoga del Agua
Baeza, Spain
Baeza Cathedral
Plaza del Populo
College of Baeza
Palace of Jabalquinto
Alcalá la Genuine
Fortaleza de La Mota
Baños de la Encina
Burgalimar Castle
Cherry Pageant in Castillo de Locubin
Vandalvide Restaurant, Baeza
Taberna El Pajaro, Baeza


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