Parador de Jaen

Exceptional 18th Century Arabic Fortress


Perched high atop a hill, overlooking the ancient city of Jaén and the rolling landscapes of Andalusia, the Parador de Jaén stands as a majestic fortress that embodies the rich history and breathtaking beauty of the region. This architectural marvel, once a Moorish castle, offers a unique blend of medieval grandeur and modern luxury.

As you ascend the winding road to the Parador de Jaén, anticipation builds. The castle's imposing stone walls, towers, and battlements command attention, evoking a sense of awe and intrigue. Step inside, and you are greeted by a seamless fusion of historic charm and contemporary comforts.

The guest rooms, elegantly appointed and adorned with stylish furnishings, provide a tranquil sanctuary. From your window, panoramic views unfold, revealing the enchanting cityscape, the verdant olive groves, and the distant Sierra de Cazorla mountains.

The Parador de Jaén's restaurant invites you to savor the flavors of Andalusia, where traditional dishes are elevated to culinary art. Indulge in savory tapas, succulent roasted meats, and aromatic olive oil, paired with the finest local wines.

General Services

General Services
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Conference suites and meetings
  • Credit Cards
  • Distance to Train Station: 4 km.
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • No animals allowed
  • Parking (without security, limited places)
  • Restaurant
  • Satellite Dish
  • Canal plus
  • Double Rooms (double beds): 6
  • Minibar
  • Places: 82
  • Single Rooms: 8
  • Telephone in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Twin Rooms: 31
  • Seasonal Swimming Pool


  • Fiesta Santa Catalina de Alejandría: 25th November, next to the Parador.
  • Local festivals: 18th October, Jaén, 4 km.
  • Holy Week: first week of April, Jaén, 4 km.


  • Trekking

Interesting Places

  • Jaén (5 km.)
  • Baños de Alí (Arabic baths).
  • Cathedral.
  • Palaces.
  • Sierra Magina National Park.
  • Ibero Museum (the only one in the world).
  •  Baeza (49 km.)
  • Cathedral.
  • Old University.
  • Úbeda (57 km.)
  • Templo de Santa María de los Reales Alcázares.

Regional Menu

The best ajo blanco.
Try our ajo blanco, an exquisite dish made with garlic, oil, almonds and bread. And do not miss the terrina de perdiz (partridge terrine), the pipirrana (typical salad) and the ciervo al estilo de Baños (venison).