13TH C. ARABIC FORTRESS
privileged location of the Parador on Santa Catalina Hill offers it the
character of defensive bastion of the Jaén horizon. Origin and destination
to discover the charm of the Andalusian Renaissance, the hotel has a refreshing
swimming pool which, along with the exterior stone, offers protection from
the burning sun which inundates the surroundings.
monumental appearance is maintained on the inside, where the impressive
20 m. high crossed arches of the main living room, the dining room, with
a marked Arabic character, and the comfortable and friendly bedrooms with
magnificent panoramic views stand out.
decorated in soft shades, is complemented by a varied gastronomic display:
'ajo blanco' (cold garlic and almond soup), partridge salad, 'pipirrana'
(tomato and cucumber salad) Jaén-style spinach (with egg).
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to nearest paradors
to railway station: 4km
(5 km). Alí Baths, Cathedral, palaces, Sierra Magina Nature Reserve,
Ibero Museum (unique in the world)
(49 km). Former University, Cathedral
(57 km). Santa María de los Reales Alcázares Temple
festivities 18 October, Jaén, 4 km.
first week of April, Jaén, 4 km.
Catalina de Alejandría festivities 25 November, next to the Parador.
to get there:
Parador is located on the top of the Cerro de Santa Catalina, just 5 km
from the capital; the main accesses are by the N-323 main road from Bailén-Motril
and the N-324 from Córdoba.
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