The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Jaén It is one of the greatest treasures of the Renaissance Spanish. It is situated in the historical Center from the city.
Designed and initiated by the architect Andrés de Vandelvira, in the 16th century, it was built on the remains of the main mosque. It is proposed to the UNESCO how World Heritage.
The interior is divided into three large ships separated by Corinthian pillars that support the rich roof vaults and houses 17 chapels. We especially highlight the Main Chapel chaired by Our Father Jesus Nazarene, the most revered image and known as “Grandpa”. The Chapel of the Holy Face, where every Friday the sacred canvas with the image of the face of Christ is exposed.
The Sacristy and the Chapter Hall they are two Renaissance architectural jewels and the Pantheon of the Canons, in the subsoil, which houses the valuable pieces of the Cathedral Museum. The Diocesan Archive It is located in the high galleries of the temple, from where there are excellent views of the Cathedral.
The schedule Visiting the Cathedral is from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. To request Guided visits, information and reservations on the phone 95-323-4233.
The entry to the Cathedral is free. To enter the Sacristy, Chapter Hall and permanent exhibition of Sacred Art: general admission € 3.