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Castillo de Santa Catalina

Calle Santa Catalina s/n, 23003 Jaen, Spain
+34 953 12 07 33
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Excellent

Well worth a visit great views from every angle, entrance fee €3.50 or €2.50, next door to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blevo
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Northallerton
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Brilliant

Visited on the 10th of July. Car parking is free and it cost 10 Euros to visit the castle for 4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ian l
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“next door” (8 reviews)
“santa catalina” (10 reviews)
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Calle Santa Catalina s/n, 23003 Jaen, Spain
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"next door"
in 8 reviews
"santa catalina"
in 10 reviews
"fantastic views"
in 6 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 8 reviews
"surrounding mountains"
in 4 reviews
"information boards"
in 4 reviews
"great castle"
in 3 reviews
"parador hotel"
in 3 reviews
"olive trees"
in 3 reviews
"town centre"
in 2 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 2 reviews
"castle sits"
in 2 reviews
"own devices"
in 2 reviews
"amazing history"
in 2 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 3 reviews
"lots of history"
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"be careful"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit great views from every angle, entrance fee €3.50 or €2.50, next door to the Parador hotel with easy parking, Written boards of English located around the site and great English speaking host Nureo (I think that was her name) thank you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on the 10th of July. Car parking is free and it cost 10 Euros to visit the castle for 4 people. The views are spectacular and the castle is very well maintained. As stated in an earlier review trainers are advisable to walk around.

Thank ian l
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

The first thing is that you need good footwear. The surface throughout the castle is uneven, pitted and trainers of flat shoes are essential. Entry for us Seniors was €2 each. The young guide directed us around the structure from the vicinity of the ticket...More

Thank peterwV975TL
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great castle and the views of Jaen are spectacular. Lovely young lady with wonderful English explains how to walk around the grounds and what to be sure and see. Recommended!

Thank Debbybcn
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is well worth the drive up, views from the castle are spectacular in all directions and the castle itself is interesting to walk around. There is also a lovely walk out to the cross that stands on the edge of the hill overlooking Jaen....More

Thank mishka03_foster
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing views... very good condition and well explained... access might be complicated if you’re not staying at the parador but it’s well worth the visit... also explore to the end of the walk outside the front gate and you will get to an amazing vantage...More

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

You can have a nice view to the all area down. Nothing Else. Nice romantic to walk around. I don't have something more to write...

Thank Lucky L
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Definitely one of Jaen highlights. You can walk there but it is quite a hike especially in summer when it gets really hot. Taxi ride takes just 5-10 minutes. Castle is spectacular. The view is great - you can see all Jaen and olive tree...More

Thank Marian W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Amazing different historical stories revealed in this castle, believe it or not a stunning toilet system! Also you feel the allure of its past inhabitants!

Thank Dina R
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

It is quite a drive up to the top of the hill and once there be careful not to park in the reserved places for the hotel. Instead drive beyond there and you can park closer to the castle. Interesting route around that told of...More

Thank betterthanwork
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RangerRick84
5 October 2016|
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Response from RangerRick84 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we don't know! We suggest you check with Jaen visitor centre!
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ninabosken
4 October 2016|
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Response from Denis F | Reviewed this property |
I agree with earlier answer. View is worth the visit. Walk to the cross and look back at Castle.
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