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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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Old moorish baths in a cultural ceentre

We went to see the arab baths which are under a palacio. The building also has some presentations on Jaen and a museum of a few historic artefacts from Roman and moorish times... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to see the arab baths which are under a palacio. The building also has some presentations on Jaen and a museum of a few historic artefacts from Roman and moorish times plus more recent items. The baths are interesting and quite extensive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finally I decided to visit this one of the biggest attractions of Jaen and ... I have to say that I was positively surprise. Building shows interesting heritage of the local area. Arab baths is wonderfully prepared itself. But there is even more to see! Exposure tools used over time. And primitive art exhibition. It was another surprise, despite not... More 

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Thank Piotrek S
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Having seen Arab baths before we didn't have high expectations. It is interesting to see this type of building and grasp the architectural style but I do find it difficult to visualise the former customers performing their ablutions as much of the detail is long gone! The baths are part of a cultural museum which was an added bonus. Entry... More 

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Thank CrocodileRoc
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This lovely building contains not only the Arab bathes (you can actually walk over them on the glass that covers them!), but also two fascinating museums and some wonderful art exhibitions. And it is all free! There is also a little restaurant at the top from which you can walk out on to a terrace with fabulous views of the... More 

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Thank Meriel L
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Jaen may not be one of Andalucía's most popular tourist destinations, but the Cultural Centre is well worth a visit. We knew little about it beforehand, and it greatly exceeded our expectations. For us, the highlights were the Banos Arabes and the large collection of naif art. But, in addition, there is a wealth of local and regional ceramics, textiles,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This museum includes two different sections, a "arabic bath", and a civic musuem. The baths are underground, and really give an idea of what was the everyday life in arabian times. Don't miss the introductory video in a small room, which clarify quite many aspects. The second section is the civic museum, full of examples of everyday life in ancient... More 

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Thank Alessandro F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The baths are within an art museum in the town of JAen. They are well kept and interesting if you like architecture. A bit more information on what the different areas were would be nice.

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Thank Tris2014
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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Thank nigelonholiday
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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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Thank Aitku
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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