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Review of Museum of Jaen

Museum of Jaen
Ranked #7 of 59 things to do in Jaen
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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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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
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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 region. There are also several rooms on the top floor of paintings (mostly 19th and 20th century).

3  Thank Melissa K
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Reviewed April 7, 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 what the artist wanted to do, and when the work of art was done. This explanation educates the viewer and it is a shame that few museums have this information available to the visitor.

There is an archaeology section that covers the first settlers, the Romans, the Moors, and the Jews. There are beautiful floor mosaics of the Romans that are displayed on the walls like paintings. There is a special section of sculptures from Cerrillo Blanco and El Pajarillo. This Iberian art is one of the largest collections in Spain and many of the sculptures look quite modern.

There are more than 40 sculptures from Porcuna which show the influence of Greek art on Iberian culture during the 5th century B.C. They are made of stone and show hunting scenes, fighting scenes, eagles, lions, bulls, and sphinxes. They were all buried in 400 B.C. There is a collection of Christian remains from Martos, which consist of stone sarcophagi with sculptures of the New Testament. The archaeology section is very good because every exhibit has an explanation that educates the viewer. All in all this provincial museum is one of the best provincial museums in Spain.

Thank BennyMalaga
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Reviewed March 12, 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 ancient times, before the Roman conquest. You can also see artifacts from prehistoric times, greek, roman and islamic cultures until the middle ages.

2. Fine Arts section: Very good collection of XIX century paintings. Not as notable in importance as the archaeology section.

The entrance is free for European Union citizens (free on Wednesdays for everybody).

It is a must see if you stop by Jaén, together with the Cathedral and the Arab Baths.

2  Thank Davico
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