We recommend that you visit the following places of interest:
The Natural Park: Declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco in 1983 and a Natural Park in 1986, the Sierra de Cazorla is a collection of precipitous mountains cut by deep flowing rivers forming numerous waterfalls and still lakes surrounded by magnificent forests harbouring an extraordinary variety of wildlife including the Spanish Ibex, red deer, wild boar, wildcat, fox, otter, golden eagle, egyptian vulture etc... There is also an abundance of flora including the Cazorla Violet (an endemic plant discovered in 1902 – 1903 by the botanist Michael Gandoger), the Cazorla Columbine etc...
Úbeda: Desde la Plaza Vazquez de Molina veremos el arte que Úbeda encierra, el Salvador obra de Vandelvira, el Palacio de las Cadenas, la Iglesia de Santa María de los Alcázares. Palacios como la Casa de los Salvajes, el Palacio de Guadiana o el de Vela de los Cobos, la Iglesia de San Pablo, la Puerta del Rosal o el Museo Arqueológico, y muchos edificios renacentistas como el Hospital de Santiago. Úbeda es famosa por su alfarería.
Baeza: City of monuments, most notably the tower of the old Gothic cathedral, the Church of Santa Cruz (the saints cross), palaces such as Jabalquinto with a Gothic – Isabelline façade, Fuente de Santa Maria (Saint Mary’s fountain), or the old University building. Further on we find the Plaza del Populo, the old jailhouse (now the council building), the restored ruins of Saint Francis’ convent and further churches and palaces throughout.
Jaen: On the hills below the Muslim castle lie scattered pines and the houses of the old quarter. In the city centre, surrounded by the churches of San Juan, San Andres, La Magdalena, La Merced and San Bartolome, lies Jaén Cathedral. Below the Palace de Villardompardo there are some wonderful Arab Baths, upstairs the palace houses two museums, that of Popular Art and the Naif International. In an other part of the city is the Provincial Museum, Las Portadas de San Miguel (the gates of Saint Michael), the Posito... all around we see the influence of the Iberians Romans or Arabs.