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Address: Paseo de la Estacion 27, 23008 Jaen, Spain
Phone Number: 00 34 953 31 33 39
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A great treasure in this little town

A must for history lovers. This museum houses a fantastic collection of archaeological artifacts from the Iberian, Roman and Arab eras, a replica of an Iberian tomb found in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A must for history lovers. This museum houses a fantastic collection of archaeological artifacts from the Iberian, Roman and Arab eras, a replica of an Iberian tomb found in the vicinity of Jaen, and some beautiful mosaics more than 2000 years old. There were very few people when I visited (on a Tuesday morning). It is perfect for a one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If your not into gloomy church's, I'm not, this makes up the trio of things to do in Jaen. Providing you took a taxi to the castle and didn't get stuck in the bar at the Banos Arabes this is worth a visit. The collection covers a lot, prehistoric artefacts by the ton. A good collection of Roman jewellery and... More 

1 Thank nigelonholiday
Malaga, Spain
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great museum, free for EU passport holders. Archaeology section is very well represented. Also interesting paintings by not so 'world famous' artists.

Thank marchamona
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

As well as being an insight into the history of Jaen (which is interesting indeed) there's an impressive art gallery on the first floor. Free of charge to EU citizens too

Thank Clanranald
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Spent several hours in the archaeological section of the museum - the fine arts section on the upper floor of the museum is worth a miss.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Ground floor interesting collection of artefacts from Andalucia (explanations in Spanish only), upper floor is paintings of slight merit.

1 Thank The_Real_Sylvester
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

The museum is free for EU residents, 1.50 euros for everyone else. There is a lot of information about everything on display, but only in Spanish. First there are rooms with prehistoric artifacts on display with signs explaining the Jaen region's history in particular. Then they transition into Roman artifacts, and finally into artifacts reflecting the Christian-Jewish-Arab history of the... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

The Jaen Museum is quite big and is a wonderful place to visit. First there is a fine arts museum that is very extensive and shows the history of painting and sculpture of Spain, with very famous artists represented. What is good is that each piece of art has a placard on the wall beside the work of art, explaining... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2007

The Museo Provincial de Jaén is often empty as Jaén City is not packed with tourists. It has two sections: 1. Archaeology: Very good collections of all the cultures that have inhabited the area. It is worth visiting the Museum just to see the Iberian culture collections, the best in the country. The Iberians were the inhabitants of Iberia in... More 

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