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Centro Cultural Banos Arabes

Address: Palacio de Villardompardo | Plaza Luisa de Marillac, 23004 Jaen, Spain
Phone Number: +34 953 24 80 68
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Ranked #3 of 30 Attractions in Jaen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Valencia, Spain
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
1 review
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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