Contact details

Carretera del Neveral 5
23001  Jaén  (Andalusia)
Tel.:+34 953190455
Tel.:+34 953120733




A castle standing amid olive groves

The site offers visitors the chance to enjoy the fabulous views over the city of Jaén, and over an outstanding natural landscape.

The imposing castle stands on the hill of Santa Catalina. It has been modified over the years and its history is full of military events. The old citadel was made up of three fortifications, of which only the Alcázar Nuevo (New Fortress), built after the Castilian conquest, and parts of the walls are still standing. It currently houses an interesting Interpretation Centre where visitors can learn more about its history.

  • Construction: Castle
  • Artistic period: Medieval
  • Historic period: 19th century, 11th century

Practical information


  • From Sep 16 to May 19
  • From Tuesday to Saturday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 15:30 to 19:30
  • Sunday From 10:00 to 15:00
  • From May 20 to Sep 15
  • From Tuesday to Saturday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 17:00 to 21:00
  • Sunday From 10:00 to 15:00
  • Closing days: Monday


  • General: €3,5
  • Reduced: €1,5
  • Groups: €2,5