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Arab Baths (Banos Arabes)

Palacio de Villardompardo | Plaza Luisa de Marillac, Jaen, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Jaen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums
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Shipley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

These arab baths are in a very good condition and they are free to visit! They were restored by the local architect Mr Berges and won an European award for this back in 1984. They will take you back in time and you wish that they were actually in use for your to relax. In the same building, you will... More

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

the deepest, largest and more interesting tour of Arab baths I have visited. included in the local tour.

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leuven
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The baths are very beautifully restored and give a really good idea of how Arab baths used to be. There is lots of explanation available. Entrance is free for EU-citizens , you have to show an ID.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Only the original entrance is being worked on, at present, and the remainder of the site is fully restored and in good condition. Even though we don't understand Spanish, directions to the alternative side entrance (just a few metres away - I can't imagine how Phil got lost) were obvious. Access was free and the attendant very helpful. Having recently... More

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Sønderborg, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My wife and I went here, as recommended by a tour book. The experience was bizarre. They are renovating the property, but the signage is so bad, we walked around several blocks before finally asking a local to direct us to the arab baths entrance. We found the entrance down a dark alleyway to the left of the building; it... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

++ Video shown prior visiting the baths is very comprehensive + Interesting visit, the whole site can be seen. + Within walkin distance (15 min. from the (old) city center)

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spain
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The Arab baths are situated underneath the Palace Villadompardo which was built over the baths they are the largest baths outside Morocco I was fascinated by the method used to excavated the baths. I didn't like the fact that there is no parking in the area.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

This evocative ruined Arab bath complex is remarkably well preserved. It is not inundated with visitors, so has a marvellous atmosphere.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The biggest arab baths in Spain worth a visit if you are in Jaen. Awkward to access by car but pleasant walk though the town.

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Garland, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was very interesting in that this was the first Arab Bath that we had toured. It was well preserved and free! It was fun to imagine the intrigue that was all around that time period as witnessed by those who attended. A great place to tour.

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