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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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The best example of Arab baths in all of Spain.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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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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59 helpful votes 59 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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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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