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  Sacristy - Sacristía
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  • Sacristy - Sacristía - Jaén
      Sacristy - Sacristía
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  • Choir - Coro - Jaén
      Choir - Coro
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  • Inside cathedral - Interior de la catedral - Jaén
      Inside cathedral - Interior de la catedral
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  • Holy Face - Santo Rostro - Jaén
      Holy Face - Santo Rostro
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The interior is divided into three chambers and has seventeen chapels. The Main Chapel, decorated in the 17th century by Juan de Aranda, still has the relic of the Santo Rostro or Holy Face. I'm afraid I couldn't take a good picture of the Holy Face, so I have used a picture of it placed in the cathedral official website. Please, visit this page, it has lots of beautiful pictures and it explain perfectly well how the cathedral is.
Within this place of worship the over-sized choir that occupies a large part of the central area is really impressive, and was entrusted to a disciple of Churriguera, Jose Gallego and was finished in the year 1736.

El interior está dividido en tres naves y diecisiete capillas. La Capilla Principal, decorada en el siglo XVII por Juan de Aranda, conserva la reliquia del Santo Rostro. Me temo que no pude tomar una foto buena, así que he usado una imagen del sitio oficial de la catedral. Por favor, visita esta página, tiene muchísimas fotos bonitas y explica muy bien como es la catedral.
Dentro del templo el descomunal tamaño del coro que ocupa una gran parte de la zona central es realmente impresionante. Churriguera y José Gallego fueron los encargados de labrar esta obra de caoba y la terminaron en 1736.

Address: Plaza de Santa María, s/n
Phone: 953 234 233
Website: http://www.iglesiajaen.com

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2006
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