Suscripciones Whatsapp y Correo Contacto Facebook Turjaen Twitter Turjaen Instagram Turismodejaen

Santa Catalina's Castle


Javascript is required to view this map.
Phone number: 
953 12 07 33 / 953 19 04 55 (Tourist Office)

In the 9th century an old Caliphal-style Islamic fortress was built on the top of the hill of Santa Catalina. Centuries later, after the Christian Conquest of the city by Fernando III in 1246, a Christian castle, that remains today, was built. In the 19th century, due to the invasion of the Napoleonic troops, the castle was refurbished in order to reinforce the defensive structures. A National Parador was built in the 60s next to the castle. From the top of the hill one can enjoy fantastic views of the city and surroundings, especially from the Cross viewpoint. The fortress houses the new interpretation centre in which we can enjoy a historical tour throughout the castle.

Check the content of the castle: history, photos, advance online ticket sales, face-to-face payment method,…from the NEW WEBSITE:


Srping time Schedule from 26th  March 2021:
-Monday to Saturday: 10:00 to  18.00 h. 
*Last access: 17,30h. 
-Sunday: from 10:00 h.  to 15:00 h. *Last access: 14,30 h. 
-FREE ENTRANCE:  Wednesday from 15.00 h.  to 18:00 h. only with prior reservation at
*Last access:  17. 30 h.
According to  Law  of  Andalusian Historical Heritage 14/2007


You can purchase your tickets in advance at and with a credit card only at the ticket vending machine located at the entrance of the castle.


-Adults: € 3.50

-Groups of more than 10 people, 1 € discount, that is, €2,50.

-Students, retired people and children € 1.50.


Coronavirus Protocols

Maximum capacity per hour 150 people. 

Maintain the safety distance of 2 mts

Obligatory use of masks

Toilets will remain closed

There will be hydroalcoholic solution at the entrance available to visitors.

The maximum capacity of each room is indicated at the entrance.

In rooms withs seats, use the ones enabled for this.

Please respect all these indications and those of the staff


Other Monuments opening  hours :



Visit it  virtually here




Te puede interesar

  El castillo de Jaén Santa Catalina...
Miradores Si algo hay típico en la ciudad de Jaén, eso son sus cuestas...