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Centro Cultural Banos Arabes

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Address: Palacio de Villardompardo | Plaza Luisa de Marillac, 23004 Jaen, Spain
Phone Number: +34 953 24 80 68
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Jaen's hidden gem

The Centro Cultural Baños Árabes is located at the Palacio de Villardompardo, a building built in the 16th century. Besides, the underground section of the palace includes 11th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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275 reviews 275 reviews
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205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Centro Cultural Baños Árabes is located at the Palacio de Villardompardo, a building built in the 16th century. Besides, the underground section of the palace includes 11th century Arabic Baths, absolutely marvelous and well preserved. Furthermore, you will find here the International Näif Art Museum of Jaen and the Arts and Popular Traditions Museum of Jaen. Except for the... More 

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Gibraltar, Europe
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was a really interesting site, there was an audio visual presentation which helped with the interpretation of what you were seeing

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Jaen, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

These Arabic Baths are worth a visit, before meandering through the baths watch the video, it is in Spanish but is still easily understood as the images are almost self explanatory. There is no water but the areas have been well restored. The Naïve Museum above the Baths is also worthy of a visit. It would be nice to have... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a huge collection, incorporating the Arab Baths, a wonderful Naive Art gallery and an extensive ethnographic museum. One afternoon just wasn't long enough to see everything. It's very impressive.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great restoration of the arab baths, laid back and easy to navigate. Museum is also great and all FREE! Atmosphere in the bathhouse is good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Wonderful discovery - the arab baths in the basement are very cool to walk around/in, but the best part is the observation deck on the top floor (near the café). Great 270-degree views of all of Jaén. Museum is good, not great, but the fact that it's free makes it more than worth it! When in the museum, try to... More 

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Jaen
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Palacio de Villardompardo not only houses the award winning Arab Baths but a Naif Art Museum and Customs & Traditions Museum the whole ensemble is well worth a visit.

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Shipley, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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