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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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This free visit is well worth a stop if you are in the area. You walk over a glass floor with the original baths below, the tour follows at your own pace with a helpful map, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2016
Martos, Spain
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Martos, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This free visit is well worth a stop if you are in the area. You walk over a glass floor with the original baths below, the tour follows at your own pace with a helpful map, and it is not too crowded being off the tourist trail. There are other exhibits in the centre, including horse drawn carriages, ceramics, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Visited on a Sunday so it wasn't very busy. The brochure was partially in English and gave a good explanation of the museum. Also the accompanying film was very informative. Don't t miss the bar on the top floor, get a coffee before admiring the fantastic views.

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Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I went here with some friends expecting to see preserved Moorish architecture and artifacts. While we were able to see this, we did not know that the Arab Baths had an amazing view of Jaen from its mirador. This completely made the experience because it was beautiful and unexpected! Also, the fact that entrance into the Arab Baths is free... More 

Thank Melissa L
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This museum contains one of the best preserved Moorish baths in Spain, a collection of artifacts illustrating the lives of people in the area and also a few art exhibitions. The entry is free so it's definitely worth a visit. There is a guided tour and the museum is accessible to people with limited mobility. My only problem with the... More 

Thank Veronika M
Andalucia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

I stopped by the Banos Arabes on my way to my accommodation, as I'm very interested in Moorish architecture. The baths are located underneath a palace build in subsequent centuries, which now houses a museum that, like the baths, is open to the public free of charge. I didn't explore the museum, so my review is solely of the baths.... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We have been in Jaén for a day trip and had a quick look at the Banos arabicos. The staff who explained us what to see and where was very friendly and the building very interesting and complex.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

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 January 10, 2016

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 

Thank Piotrek S
Worcester, United Kingdom
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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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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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