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Travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain – Episode 807

Travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia, Spain (Podcast)

Listen to about travel to the Jaén province of Andalucia Spain as the Novice Traveler talks to Molly Sears-Piccavey who lives in Andalucia.

Molly states, “Jaén is a province in western Andalucia that is not seriously very recognised or associated with tourism. If we acquire southern Spain the western facet of Andalucia which is Granada, Cordoba, Jaén, and Almería are not as touristic most likely as the aspect of Andalucia which is in which Malaga and Seville are. Cordoba and Granada are pretty effectively frequented since of their Muslim architecture these kinds of as the mosque or their Alhambra Palace, but Jaén is inland and a very little little bit more away. And several folks don’t handle to find Jaén and I believe Jaén has a good deal to offer you the customer.”

“The factor that sticks out most in my head is the olive trees. It is the put in Europe with most density of olive trees, and they deliver certainly a good deal of olive oil. When you travel to Jaén, Wherever you look, you’re just viewing olive trees and even on the road to Jaén as properly as just olive trees as far as you can see. It’s also a spot that has a enormous sum of castles and fortresses. They declare to be the area with the most castles in Europe. Burgalimar which is in Baños de la Encina is the oldest castle in Europe and it’s so truly worth viewing.”

“They connect with Jaén the land of battles and castles but I feel they’re lacking the olive oil so it ought to be battles, castles, and olive oil.”

For around 200 yrs, Jaén was the border between Catholic Spain and Moorish Spain, that’s why the selection of castles and the walled hilltop cities.

Molly commences us in the money of Jaén province which is the city of Jaén. We start in the stunning cathedral of Jaén which may possibly seem familiar as it was utilised as a design for a lot of cathedrals in the new earth. It is proposed as a UNESCO web-site since of this importance. 

We then climb the hill for a look at of the town to the Castle of Santa Catalina and the Parador of Jaén (the nationwide lodge chain) which sit side by side with a perspective of the metropolis and of the 65 million olive trees in the distance. 

The other end you should make in Jaén is the Arab Bathes which are the biggest of the previous hammams from the Moorish rule. They sit under the palace of an ex-Viceroy to Peru which houses an art museum and a history museum.

We go from Jaén across the valley to the twin towns of Úbeda and Baeza which are a joint UNESCO web site for their properties developed in the Spanish Renaissance fashion. Úbeda has a range of outdated properties all over a large square (Vázquez de Molina Sq.) such as an outdated palace which is now a Parador. There is also an ornate funerary chapel for a single of the extra distinguished households of Úbeda, and the Basílica de Santa María de los Reales Alcázares church.

Baeza is an aged College town. The aged university is now the significant faculty but a single of the old palaces has been turned into a new intercontinental university. Baeza has a quieter whitewashed Andalucian city sense with smaller streets and flower containers. 

Molly also recommends viewing Baños de la Encina and the Burgalimar Castle as properly as Alcalá la Real and its Fortaleza de La Mota. These cities have been even closer to the border with Moorish Grenada so they had the more substantial fortifications. 

Jaén also has 4 purely natural parks with a wide range of things to do such as climbing, but Molly who leads foodstuff tours focuses us more on areas we can get a terrific meal. 

Jaén is a beautiful region of Spain that warrants extra tourism than it gets… but you could possibly not want to go to in the heat of the summer time as I did recently on a press vacation.

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Exhibit Notes

piccavey.com
Spain Food items Sherpas Tours
Undiscovered Spain – The Jaén Province of Andalucia
Andalusia
Province of Jaén (Spain)
Border of Granada
Jaén
Jaén Cathedral
Parador de Jaén
Sierra Mágina
Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Organic Park
Pegalajar
Restaurante La Alcuza (Pegalajar)
Castle of Santa Catalina (Jaén)
Arab Baths of Jaén
Museo Internacional Arte Naïf
Naïve art
Baga Restaurant
Úbeda
Vázquez de Molina Square
Parador of Ubeda
Basílica de Santa María de los Reales Alcázares
Hotel Palacio De Úbeda
Sinagoga del Agua
Baeza, Spain
Baeza Cathedral
Plaza del Populo
Castulo
College of Baeza
Palace of Jabalquinto
Alcalá la Serious
Fortaleza de La Mota
Baños de la Encina
Burgalimar Castle
Cherry Festival in Castillo de Locubin
Vandalvide Restaurant, Baeza
Taberna El Pajaro, Baeza

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Patron Jeff commented on Journey to the South of Iceland – Beginner Traveler Episode 802

The South Iceland episode brought back again so many recollections of Iceland. 1 of my reminiscences was the households to the “hidden people” (gnomes, elves and so on.) which are rock piles exactly where the roadways are developed around. Just one exciting activity I relished was dog sledding on Myrdalsjokull Glacier. Last but not least, a stop by to the Westmann Islands is great but you could possibly contemplate a sightseeing flight of Surtsey Island. This island emerged in a volcanic eruption in November 1963 from below the ocean. I do not know if it however holds the designation of remaining the latest island on earth to be produced. It is a scientific reserve with entry by allow only, so a sightseeing flight is the only way to see it. They are looking into plant and animal lifetime colonizing the island. An extra reward was also the sights of Iceland’s countryside and coastline from the air including the Westmann Islands.

Forgot to remark about the hot dogs.  Icelanders like their scorching puppies (pylsa). You can get them

just about everywhere, bacon wrapped etcetera. The very best pet dog in Reykjavik is at Baejarins Beztu a modest 10×10 shack produced well known by then President Clinton halting by and getting a scorching pet.  It’s the “Pink’s” of Reykjavik.

Jeff

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