Free Tour Jaén of the Three Cultures

Duration: 2h and 15min
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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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

Welcome to Jaén Walker!!!

On this occasion, we undertake a new adventure in the Capital of the Holy Kingdom of Jaén to delve into its multicultural roots. Indeed, we are talking about Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures.

In the Jaén Free Tour of the Three Cultures we will be able to delve into the immense legacy that these three cultures left us in the capital of Jaén.

We will first visit the Cathedral of the Assumption located in the Plaza de Santa María where the architect Andrés de Vandelvira made this temple a Renaissance architectural reference in the world, serving as a model for the construction of other Christian temples on the other side of the world. puddle.

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 Arab Baths of "El Niño", 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.

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.

Not far from said stream, we will stop to observe the Muslim vestiges that permeate the Church of the Magdalena, former aljama mosque, where we can delight in the vision of a beautiful Patio del Sahn , where Muslims practiced ablutions before entering the mosque that once occupied the site of the Christian temple.

Finally, we will go to the old Jewish quarter of Jaén located in the Plaza de los Huérfanos, current Barrio de la Santa Cruz, where we will finish our free tour by talking about the legacy that the Sephardic culture left in the city and where we will make special mention of the oldest Jew. famous Jaén, Ben Saprut, personal physician and diplomat of Abd al-Rahman III .

Jaén is, therefore, an authentic melting pot of cultures that speaks loudly to us today and invites us to discover it through its rich legacy captured in the form of steep streets, squares and monuments...

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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Ascensión 21 Apr 2024
Torre del Mar

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Amabilidad, profesionalidad, todo perfecto.
María del Prado 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Todo muy bien, muy profesional e interesante la información, la pena ha sido el mal tiempo que ha hecho
Lidia 13 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Muy didáctico. Controla muy bien la historia de Jaén. Muy recomendable
Gibelto 08 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Aconsejable. Muy ilustrativo y entretenido.
Olga 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
El guía excepcional, muy ameno y entretenido, con gran dominio de la cultura de Jaén .
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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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