We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Centro Cultural Banos Arabes

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Palacio de Villardompardo | Plaza Luisa de Marillac, 23004 Jaen, Spain
Phone Number: +34 953 24 80 68
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 313 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
  • 2
  • 0
Fantastic asset for Jaen

The largest preserved Arab baths are worth the visit in the Cultural Centre. Entry to the whole centre is free and a good part of a morning is required to visit the other parts... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

313 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 39: English reviews
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The largest preserved Arab baths are worth the visit in the Cultural Centre. Entry to the whole centre is free and a good part of a morning is required to visit the other parts of the building including religion, childhood, transport and domestic museum pieces. A temporary photographic exhibition on the lower floor was also thought provoking. The viewpoint on... More 

Thank davidhG8625AT
Segovia, Spain
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting visit to the Arab baths, palace and museum all rolled into one. Mirador at the top with great views of Jaen

Thank Tanya468
Caterham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
233 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The baths are fascinating and well worth a visit. The museum has many items on display relating to local life over the centuries. We spent a long time here. It also has a roof terrace with great views over the city.

Thank TravellerGillian
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really impressive remains of Arab baths. Museum of Jaen is also part of the complex and is very informative. Needs a good couple of hours to look around

Thank George T
Martos, Spain
Level Contributor
616 reviews
233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank AggiePirate
Level Contributor
130 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank meb91
Seville, Spain
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank MariposaFirefly25
Bern, Switzerland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Marlene B

Travelers who viewed Centro Cultural Banos Arabes also viewed

Jaen, Province of Jaen
Alcala la Real, Province of Jaen

Been to Centro Cultural Banos Arabes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Centro Cultural Banos Arabes staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?