Hello, friends:This is my city.Jaén (Spanish: *xaˈen+) is a city insouth-central Spain, the name isderived from the Arabic wordJayyan, (crossroads of caravans).
It is the capital of the province of Jaén. It is located in Andalusia.
We can enter Andalucia through its main gateway. And the only Jaén passageway, like in many western films, is to squeeze through the rocky steepmountain path called Desfiladero de Despeñaperros.
Having gone through thismountain pass, rows and rowsof olive trees with their silveryleaves stick out against thereddish unspoiled background.This is Jaen, leading worldproducer of olive oil and olives.
Jaén is known asthe World Capital of Olive Oil, because its the biggest producer of this liquid gold (as we refer to it).
Jaen has magnificent monuments, museums and friendly and happy people.
The old town has narrow streets and medieval houses and squares.
The modern city has a lot of high buildings and large squares and gardens.
In the center town there is a beautiful Cathedral builtbetween the 16 th century and 18 th century in Renaissance style.
Arab Baths: Located in the narrow streets in the old quarter, underneath the Palacio deVilladompardo, these 11th century baths once belonged to Ali, a Moorish king of Jaen.
Sta. Catalina’s Castle: Situated on top amountain looks at the city from above.
My city has many monuments, palaces, churches, monasteries, arches ... This is the Town Hall .
In Jaén the eating of is “tapas”very common; numerous bars existwhere for the price of abeer (around €1.50) onecan purchasea tapa, whichconsists of asmall plate of food for one person.