Dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries, religious landmarks with extraordinary courtyards
Another gem in the centre of Jaén
The Royal Convent of Santo Domingo (St. Dominic), founded by King Juan I in 1382, is an imposing landmark right in the centre of Jaén. Highlights include a jewel of a 17th-century courtyard, thought to be the work of Eufrasio López de Rojas, who was also responsible for the facade of the city's cathedral. Here you'll find various semi-circular arches supporting the upper floor, with alternating windows and balconies above each arch. Alongside the convent, the church is the 16th-century work of architect Alonso Barba, and boasts what's considered the best cloister in a city full of cloisters. Today the convent houses the Jaén Provincial Historical Archive.
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