Route of the Castle
Alcalá la Real, Valdepeñas de Jaén, Jaén
Jaen´s border issue, particularly in the south of the region, led to the construction of a great number of buildings for defence purposes, starting with the Iberian towns and later Roman ones.
Castle of Santa Catalina
Carretera al Castillo
The large shape of the former Arab fortress, which was transformed by St Ferdinand III after the reconquest of Jaén, stands at the top of St Catherine's Hill, still ready, it would seem, to see off the enemy.Timetable:
Normal:10:00 - 14:00
15:30 - 18:00
* summer 10.30am-1.30pm and 4.30pm-7.30pm.
What it is of the castle is a cylindrical tower called El Cubo, that conserves a circular vault in first stage and another gothic one in the second, whereas the third floor is outdoors.
Castillo de la Yedra
A 319 - Cazorla
This ancient Roman origin fortress stands on the highest point of Cazorla. It was restored by the Arabs first then again in the 14C.
Normal:09:00 - 20:00
* Tuesdays 3pm-8pm. Sundays and hols 9am-3pm.