Centro Cultural Banos Arabes

Centro Cultural Banos Arabes

Centro Cultural Banos Arabes
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John F
Newark-on-Trent, UK632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The Arab baths are in the basement of what is now a museum building with exhibits of all kinds of Spanish life. Also a good view of the city from the roof terrace.
Entry is free.
The one disappointment was the general lack of information and explanation about the exhibits. Even in Spanish there is not enough information to understand the baths fully. No leaflet or guide to the place. It would be unreasonable to complain about the total lack of a information in any other language, but many other museums do provide information in other languages - perhaps they might look to produce a written leaflet at some stage
Written October 8, 2022
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,437 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Arab Baths were excavated and restored after a 16th century palace was built over them. These are the largest Arabic baths in Spain and were built over the Roman originals. The restoration is mostly plain brick but there were some areas with the original geometric decoration. There's not a huge amount to see but it's certainly worth a 15 minute visit. The palace courtyard itself is very pretty too and has examples of local cultural dress. As the baths are underground now most of the light wells are actually lights but the effect is the same.
Written April 30, 2024
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MGaylard
Horsham, UK269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
There are more levels to this building than you would imagine at first sight. Each level takes you through a different era in local history and culture. I thought I would really only enjoy the remains of the baths themselves but there really is a lot more to see than just those.
Written January 4, 2022
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DTGiddins
Bedford, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is a must visit for anyone on a trip to Jaén. It is the site of a surviving hamam bath from the Islamic period of Spain. The site is in superb condition, at the moment is free for brits to visit, and also contains many other displays of cultural interest, including for children. To finish the visit try the cafe which offers among the best value snacks and drinks to be found in Jaén which can be taken on a huge terraza with fantastic views of the city and surrounding countryside. Very highly recommended.
Written June 25, 2019
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MikeKinross
Kinross100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
First class museum. Entry is free. According to the blurb, the best preserved Moorish baths in Europe/North Africa. Also has a good and reasonable cafeteria. Very friendly staff.
Written August 21, 2018
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Elenalikestravelling
Shipley, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
These Arab baths are along the cathedral and the castle a must see in Jaén. Restored by the local architect Luis Berges, won the Europa Nostra award in 1984. It is a delightful place full of history that gives the feeling of travelling back in time. On the other levels of the same building, you can enjoy learning about past hobbies and habits of the inhabitants of the city. You can finish your visit by having a drink with tapas in the bar on the second floor. It has a big "mirador" where there are tables to enjoy the refreshments purchased, the views are lovely!
Written June 29, 2017
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HydeSeek
Macclesfield, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The building and museum above the arab baths are very interesting and the bath remains are worth seeing. Free to EU citizens so Brits will have to pay after Brexit.
Written December 8, 2019
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Freedom217339
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
So glad we discovered this interesting museum. From the wonderful restored Arab baths in the basement to the roof top terrace and cafe with some of the best views over Jaén and much more in between, this museum is definitely worth a visit.
Written October 29, 2019
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Paul C
Oakham, UK139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
One of the tourist venues in the city. It was more extensive than I imagined but was very interesting. It is on several floors with a cafe on the top floor. The basement is the most interesting part and is worth seeing.
Written September 23, 2018
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Lynda
Belfast, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This Building in its entirety is totally worth going to see, we spent 2 hours walking around every room and looking at all the Paintings in the Temporary Art Exhibition and the Museum as well as Arab Baths. We would have been happy to pay but it is totally free. If you are anywhere near Jaen it is worth the trip to see. We had coffee on the roof top terrace and the views are spectacular.
Written August 19, 2018
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