Free Tour Jaén: Capital of the Holy Kingdom

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Guru: Josué
Quality Verified Registered on February 03, 2020

Hi everyone!!! My name is Josué and I am an Official Tour Guide from the old mining town of Linares (Jaén). I have a full tourism formation and experience achieved during the last 11 years, working as an entertainer and a tour guide. I truly love to share with people experiences as well as to show around different places, spots and landmarks that belong to my beautiful region where all my roots are. A few years ago I moved to the wonderful village of Baeza where I prepared a brand new adventure within the Tourism World and... what's better than showing around the different jewels that your whole region own? If you want to have a real fulfilling experience and find out something more about the history of our beautiful Renaissance cities and all the richness they both hold, please, you're welcome to come by anytime and I'll be more than pleased to show you around. I'll be waiting for you all, see u soon!!! Best regards Josué

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Tour description

Welcome to Jaén Walker!!!

On this occasion, we embark on a new adventure in the Capital of the Holy Kingdom of Jaén.

is without a doubt the great unknown of Spain but there is no doubt that it is a place full of charm, with a great heritage and full of history. And it is precisely, due to history, that Jaén has been known for a long time as the Holy Kingdom of Jaén. In this tour we will try to reveal why.

We will start our free tour in the Plaza de Santa María right in front of the Cathedral of the Assumption where the architect Andrés de Vandelvira made this temple an absolute Renaissance architectural reference in the world, serving as a model for the rise of other Christian temples.

Next, we will visit the Palace of Constable Iranzo, of exquisite Mudejar taste where its former owner, Constable Miguel Lucas de Iranzo, made it into an entire court where he entertained his most distinguished guests with different events such as concerts and plays. We will talk about the different intrigues and conspiracies hatched against him that led to a fatal outcome.

Once we go out onto the street again, we will go to the Arco de San Lorenzo , a surviving vestige of the old Church of San Lorenzo where the body of Fernando IV "El Empladodo" was laid to rest, we will tell the story that led the young monarch to die in the capital. fruit of a particular curse.

A few meters from the Arch of San Lorenzo, we will stop right in front of the Anti-Aircraft Shelter of Santiago and we will tell how this fratricidal conflict would affect the Capital of the Holy Kingdom.

Next we will take a walk until we reach the Palace of the Lord of Villardompardo , current headquarters of two museums: The International Museum of Naive Art and the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs. But the most important thing it treasures are the "El Niño" Arab Baths, one of the five Arab baths that came to exist in medieval Jaén and are considered today the largest in all of Spain with a total of 450 m2.

A few meters from the Arab Baths we will find the Convent of Santo Domingo , founded in 1382 on the site of an old Moorish palace and where the Court of the Holy Office of Jaén , one of the oldest in all of Spain, would be founded.

After this short walk we will arrive at the Fuente del Lagarto , located in the heart of the Magdalena neighborhood, where we will tell the story of the famous Magdalena Lizard and how it has frightened the local people since time immemorial. We will discover his former home in the Raudal de la Magdalena and we will talk about how his days of terror came to an end.

We will end our visit in front of the Magdalena Church , where in its day, a old aljama mosque occupied its site, there We will be able to delight in the vision of a beautiful Patio del Sahn , where Muslims practiced their ritual bath before entering the temple.

Jaén is a city full of heritage and history that floods us once we venture to explore the streets of its historic center.

Do you dare to discover it with me?!?!

I'll wait for you!!!


For the tour to take place, 5 walkers must attend. If the agreed minimum is not reached, it may be canceled at most 2 hours in advance prior to the start of the event.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. Sta. María, 23002 Jaén, Spain
    Pl. Sta. María, 23002 Jaén, Spain
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    I'll wait for you right in front of the Cathedral of the Assumption wearing a white jacket with the Vivatia Tours logo, with my qualification as an Official Guide from the Junta de Andalucía. With a smile and desire to spend a very pleasant morning ;)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza Santa María
  • 2
    Free admission
    Palacio del Condestable Miguel Lucas de Iranzo
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Arco de San Lorenzo
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Refugio Antiaéreo
  • 5
    Free admission
    Centro Cultural Baños Árabes
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Fuente del Lagarto de Jaén
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de la Magdalena
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Calle los Huérfanos

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Eva Maria 19 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Josué gra profesional, empatico y ha hecho la visitas muy agradable. Gracias Josué de parte de todos
David 03 May 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Genial recorrido y el conocimiento de josue sobre jaen y su historia
Marga 02 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Josué aporta muchos datos históricos y te hace mantener la atención. Ha sido un tour muy interesante.
Ignacio 02 May 2024
Alcala de Henares

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Buen comunicador
Víctor 01 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Ha sido genial!!!!! Se tiempo ha pasado volando y la verdad que es un gran profesional.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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