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Jaen Cathedral Spain
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Jaen Cathedral

Jaen Cathedral now stands on what used to be one of the corners of the Arab fortification wall surrounding the city, where the great mosque once stood. The initial reconstruction work was carried out with the aim of creating a shrine devoted to the Assumption of the Virgin whilst the second lot of work was intended to create somewhere to house the Holy Face ('Santa Faz' or 'Santo Rostro'), making it a place of pilgrimage, though it eventually ended up in the city's current cathedral. Thanks to its location and the various Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance-style reconstructions it has undergone, this cathedral is a very distinctive site which has since been listed as a National Historic and Artistic Monument. Inside, in one of its 17 chapels, the temple houses the Santa Faz cloth, which is said to have been used by Saint Veronica to wipe the face of Christ.

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Jaen Cathedral

Jaen Cathedral , Spain
Jaen Cathedral © Arenaphotouk / 123RF
Jaen Cathedral , Spain
The city of Jaen

View of Jaen with its houses and its cathedral dating back to the Renaissance.

© Ana del Castillo / Age Fotostock
Jaen Cathedral , Spain
A panorama of the Jaen Cathedral

The main façade the Assumption of the Virgin Cathedral, created by Eufrasio López de Rojas.

© © ZoonarJuergen Schon / age fotostock
Jaen Cathedral , The Jaen Cathedral , Spain
The Jaen Cathedral

Its main façade has three main points of entry: the Puerta de los Fieles, the Puerta del Clero, and the Puerta del Perdón.

© Juan José Pascual / age fotostock
Jaen Cathedral , Spain
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