Travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain – Episode 807


Travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain (Podcast)

Listen to about vacation to the Jaén province of Andalucia Spain as the Novice Traveler talks to Molly Sears-Piccavey who lives in Andalucia.

Molly claims, “Jaén is a province in western Andalucia that is not genuinely really acknowledged or affiliated with tourism. If we choose southern Spain the western aspect of Andalucia which is Granada, Cordoba, Jaén, and Almería are not as touristic maybe as the facet of Andalucia which is exactly where Malaga and Seville are. Cordoba and Granada are really effectively visited because of their Muslim architecture these kinds of as the mosque or their Alhambra Palace, but Jaén is inland and a small little bit even more away. And lots of men and women never regulate to learn Jaén and I feel Jaén has a large amount to provide the visitor.”

“The thing that sticks out most in my head is the olive trees. It is the place in Europe with most density of olive trees, and they create certainly a whole lot of olive oil. When you travel to Jaén, Wherever you glance, you’re just seeing olive trees and even on the highway to Jaén as well as just olive trees as far as you can see. It is also a spot that has a massive volume of castles and fortresses. They declare to be the put with the most castles in Europe. Burgalimar which is in Baños de la Encina is the oldest castle in Europe and it’s so worthy of viewing.”

“They get in touch with Jaén the land of battles and castles but I assume they are missing the olive oil so it ought to be battles, castles, and olive oil.”

For above 200 decades, Jaén was the border amongst Catholic Spain and Moorish Spain, that’s why the variety of castles and the walled hilltop cities.

Molly starts off us in the money of Jaén province which is the city of Jaén. We start off in the gorgeous cathedral of Jaén which might glance common as it was utilised as a design for a lot of cathedrals in the new entire world. It is proposed as a UNESCO internet site for the reason that of this importance. 

We then climb the hill for a watch of the city to the Castle of Santa Catalina and the Parador of Jaén (the national resort chain) which sit aspect by aspect with a look at of the town and of the 65 million olive trees in the distance. 

The other stop you should make in Jaén is the Arab Bathes which are the most significant of the outdated hammams from the Moorish rule. They sit underneath the palace of an ex-Viceroy to Peru which homes an artwork museum and a background museum.

We go from Jaén across the valley to the twin towns of Úbeda and Baeza which are a joint UNESCO site for their buildings designed in the Spanish Renaissance type. Úbeda has a selection of aged buildings about a substantial square (Vázquez de Molina Sq.) like an aged palace which is now a Parador. There is also an ornate funerary chapel for one of the more distinguished family members of Úbeda, and the Basílica de Santa María de los Reales Alcázares church.

Baeza is an old University city. The previous university is now the high college but one particular of the previous palaces has been turned into a new global university. Baeza has a quieter whitewashed Andalucian city experience with smaller streets and flower containers. 

Molly also suggests going to Baños de la Encina and the Burgalimar Castle as very well as Alcalá la Authentic and its Fortaleza de La Mota. These metropolitan areas were even nearer to the border with Moorish Grenada so they experienced the extra sizeable fortifications. 

Jaén also has 4 purely natural parks with a range of activities like hiking, but Molly who prospects meals excursions focuses us a lot more on spots we can get a great food. 

Jaén is a attractive location of Spain that warrants extra tourism than it gets… but you may possibly not want to visit in the warmth of the summer as I did lately on a push excursion.

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Table of Contents

Exhibit Notes
Spain Meals Sherpas Tours
Undiscovered Spain – The Jaén Province of Andalucia
Province of Jaén (Spain)
Border of Granada
Jaén Cathedral
Parador de Jaén
Sierra Mágina
Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Purely natural Park
Restaurante La Alcuza (Pegalajar)
Castle of Santa Catalina (Jaén)
Arab Baths of Jaén
Museo Internacional Arte Naïf
Naïve artwork
Baga Restaurant
Vázquez de Molina Sq.
Parador of Ubeda
Basílica de Santa María de los Reales Alcázares
Lodge Palacio De Úbeda
Sinagoga del Agua
Baeza, Spain
Baeza Cathedral
Plaza del Populo
University of Baeza
Palace of Jabalquinto
Alcalá la Genuine
Fortaleza de La Mota
Baños de la Encina
Burgalimar Castle
Cherry Competition in Castillo de Locubin
Vandalvide Restaurant, Baeza
Taberna El Pajaro, Baeza


Patron Jeff commented on Journey to the South of Iceland – Beginner Traveler Episode 802

The South Iceland episode introduced back so lots of reminiscences of Iceland. One particular of my recollections was the households to the “hidden people” (gnomes, elves and many others.) which are rock piles wherever the streets are created all-around. One pleasurable activity I loved was pet dog sledding on Myrdalsjokull Glacier. Finally, a stop by to the Westmann Islands is fantastic but you could consider a sightseeing flight of Surtsey Island. This island emerged in a volcanic eruption in November 1963 from less than the ocean. I really don’t know if it continue to holds the designation of getting the latest island on earth to be produced. It’s a scientific reserve with accessibility by permit only, so a sightseeing flight is the only way to see it. They are looking into plant and animal everyday living colonizing the island. An extra bonus was also the sights of Iceland’s countryside and coastline from the air which include the Westmann Islands.

Forgot to remark about the warm puppies.  Icelanders like their scorching canines (pylsa). You can get them

everywhere, bacon wrapped and so forth. The ideal puppy in Reykjavik is at Baejarins Beztu a little 10×10 shack manufactured well known by then President Clinton stopping by and getting a warm puppy.  It’s the “Pink’s” of Reykjavik.


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