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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:

Distances from Jaen to:
Granada 61 km
Malaga 141 km
Almeria 153 km

Nearest Major Airports:
64 km: Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport  (GRX)
136 km: Málaga Airport  (AGP)
161 km: Almería Airport  (LEI)
190 km: San Pablo Airport  (SVQ)

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Jaen Guide

Jaen’s main attraction is its location in the Santa Catalina Mountains and from many parts of the city you’ll gain a dramatic view of the mountains around you. In the city there are a number of places to visit including the Saint Catherine Castle which was built in the 13th century on top of a ruined Arab castle. The cathedral is a must see too being the best example of a renaissance cathedral in Spain. Completed over more than a century, it displays a range of architectural styles. Under Villardompardo’s Palace you’ll find the Arab Baths, again noteworthy as the oldest and biggest remaining in Spain.

Jaen Directions

Despite being called Granada Jaen Airport, you’ll find it’s at least an hour’s drive from the city to the airport. If you’re hiring a car then you need to find the E902 north which will take you directly into Jaen. Granada Jaen Airport serves mostly domestic flights with the exception of Paris Orly. To get to Jaen from the UK, you must first connect to Paris, Madrid or Barcelona and you’ll have a range of fare choices for each of the routes.

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Jaen Flight Information

Hotels Near Jaen Airport

For an amazing experience, stay at the Parador de Jaen which is an old fortress built along a crest of a ridge. The views are amazing. Equally fabulous but in a different way is the Hotel Campo de Baeza, a funky contemporary hotel which surprisingly isn’t too expensive!

Jaen Time Zone

Jaen is an hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and is in the Central European Time Zone (GMT+1)

Jaen Info

Jaen is an important city in Andalusia in the centre of southern Spain. It’s located in the Santa Catalina Mountains which give the steepness of its streets in its old quarter. Today it’s known as the olive oil capital of the world as the largest volume anywhere in the world is produced there. In the Spanish Civil War it was heavily bombed and partly destroyed by Nazi warplanes.

Jaen Trivia:
  • The people of Jaen are called Jiennenses
  • Jaen produces more olive oil than anywhere else on earth
  • It’s an industrial city too and is renowned for producing cookies
  • The city was honoured for its effort in defending Spain against the Moors
  • It is home to one of the most important renaissance cathedrals in Spain simply called Jaen Cathedral
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