Canena Castle

Canena Castle

5 bedrooms, sleeps 10 guests / events

Located in Úbeda, Jaén (View map)

Between the charming villages of Úbeda and Baeza lies this magnificent Renaissance monument, complete with its own historic olive oil production, which dates back to 1780.This fortress was originally built by the Arabs in the ruins of a Roman settlement. It is said that the king of the Taifa of Toledo took refuge in this castle upon the fall of the city. In 1538, it was transformed by the prestigious architect Vandelvira into a Castle-Palace and later declared a National Monument in 1931. Today it has been lovingly restored and is admired as one of the most beautiful examples of the Andalusian Renaissance.

This fortress remained in the hands of his descendants, who were already the Marquises of Camarasa. It was declared a National Monument in 1931 and subsequently restored and preserved with the utmost care by the family.

For those interested in gastronomy, this is a fabulous place to enjoy olive oil tasting and learning about the production process as well as the beauty of Úbeda and Baeza.  Both World Heritage cities are just 10 km away from the Castle and make this area the “Spanish Tuscany” for many. Alternatively you could enjoy a cooking class to learn how to use the fabulous oil in local dishes.