Jaén Cathedral

Photo by Hubert.

Jaén Cathedral (extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza) is part of the Tentative list of Spain in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List. It is a proposed extension of Úbeda and Baeza WHS.

Jaén Cathedral was built to the design of Andrés de Vandelvira, the principal architect at Ubeda and Baeza. It is considered one of the most significant monuments of Spanish Renaissance and is said to have influenced the first Renaissance cathedrals in Latin America. The specific features of Jaén Cathedral are the spacious hall-structure ground plan with three naves of equal height and a straight east end.

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Jakob Frenzel

Germany - 17-Feb-20 -

March 2017 - Arriving in Jaen, we had the impression of being in a South American City in the Andes. The city has some nice parts, but especially the Cathedral is just gorgeous. We drove to a viewpoint at the castle where you had a overwhelming glance at the city. It would definietly be worth inscription as an exension of Ubeda and Baeza and also worth a stopover when going to Cordoba.

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