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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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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Great bathhouse and a decent bar

Great little group of museums. The highlights are the 11th century bathhouse in the basement and the wonderful collection of "naive" art, mostly of Spanish origin. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great little group of museums. The highlights are the 11th century bathhouse in the basement and the wonderful collection of "naive" art, mostly of Spanish origin. There are temporary exhibitions in two decent sized rooms and some bits of folk and religious stuff to make up the collection. The building is in itself worth the visit. There is a reasonably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Enough said, do visit. As I have to say more or it won't be published, the rest of this free museum is wonderful too :-)

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

As many times as we had been in Jaen, we never knew about these impressive baths. What an exciting place to tour! They are enormous! First you walk over two large rooms of glass covered remains of old Roman Baths. Next you are overwhelmed by the gigantic well preserved rooms of the Arab Baths. It really is a remarkable memorable... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This mad for an interesting comparison between this Arab bath meant for ritual purification as well as pampering oneself as compared to the Roman baths, such as those in Cluny (Paris), which focused on cleansing, socialising, and exercising. Luckily, the filling of the bath with dirt to make a firm foundation for a later structure built on top, helped preserve... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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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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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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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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Address: Palacio de Villardompardo | Plaza Luisa de Marillac, 23004 Jaen, Spain
Phone Number: +34 953 24 80 68
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Jaen  >  Jaen
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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