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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 - 19:00

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Hard to find free municipal authority attraction in old town

Large converted town house containing extensive moorish baths with Roman remains on lower floor. Has numerous historical cultural display rooms with artifacts of daily life from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large converted town house containing extensive moorish baths with Roman remains on lower floor. Has numerous historical cultural display rooms with artifacts of daily life from the past showing agricultural and industrial objects of local interest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well presented and interesting site of the Arabian baths, together with quirky folk-style museum and some art work, with a nice cafeteria with superb views. Best spot in Jaen!

Thank farthingstravels
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 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 

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