Arc of San Lorenzo

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The Arch of San Lorenzo is situated in Jaén between the crossroads of Almendros Aguilar and Madre de Dios streets, it was once a part of the former Church of San Lorenzo, which was built between the 13th and 14th centuries. It was proclaimed as a Bien de Interés Cultural in 1877.

The Church of San Lorenzo collapsed in 1825 and only the Arch survived and the archives were moved to the Church of Saint Batholomew and the artistic treasure which the churched had been split between the Church of La Merced and the Church of Saint Bartholomew.

A group of  Giennenses who led a campaign against its demolition and in 1877 it was declared a national monument. In 1969 the restoration of the Dirección General de Bellas Artes began, architect Luis Berges Roldán was signed this project.

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Telephone +34 953 19 04 55 | Official Website |

How to get there

  • By Train: nearest train station is the Jaén Station, it’s 1.9 km away, that’s 30 minutes walk from the station to the Arch.
  • By Foot: Catedral de Jaén is only 300 meters away, a 4 minutes walk.

Opening Hours

Monday 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Address: Calle Almendros Aguilar, s/n, 23002 Jaén, Spain

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