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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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beautifully restored

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2014
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leuven
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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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48 helpful votes 48 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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spain
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16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The Arab baths are situated underneath the Palace Villadompardo which was built over the baths they are the largest baths outside Morocco I was fascinated by the method used to excavated the baths. I didn't like the fact that there is no parking in the area.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

This evocative ruined Arab bath complex is remarkably well preserved. It is not inundated with visitors, so has a marvellous atmosphere.

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The biggest arab baths in Spain worth a visit if you are in Jaen. Awkward to access by car but pleasant walk though the town.

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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was very interesting in that this was the first Arab Bath that we had toured. It was well preserved and free! It was fun to imagine the intrigue that was all around that time period as witnessed by those who attended. A great place to tour.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We walked through Jaen because we specifically wanted to see the restored Arab Baths (according to our guide book). However, the baths were closed - for restoration! Someone has got it wrong somewhere.

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