What to see in Jaen
It is a baroque monastery that houses a community of the cloistered Discalced Carmelite order. The founders of the convent were Juana de Quesada and Francisco Palomino Ulloa, a couple who donated their house and that of Alonso de Guzmán in 1615.
The Convent of Saint Teresa keeps many of the works that belonged to the Beas de Segura Carmelite monastery, which, after disappearing, moved to Jaen. Among the most important treasures, we can highlight the bell that Saint Teresa of Jesus carried and the manuscript created by Saint John of the Cross, entitled Spiritual Canticle and known as the Jaen Manuscript.
Meanwhile, the church was built during the second half of the 17th century and was paid for by Eufrasio López de Rojas, who had two religious daughters who lived in the convent. True to the Carmelite style, it is an austere temple. Architecturally, one of the most relevant elements is the main altarpiece, which has canvases created during the 17th and 18th centuries.