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Centro Cultural Banos Arabes

Palacio de Villardompardo | Plaza Luisa de Marillac, 23004 Jaen, Spain
+34 953 24 80 68
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Not to be missed in Jaen!

So far, this is the best Arab baths that we have seen. Just go straight to the basement and you... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Tetskie
Visit to the basement floor of an old patrician house turned into a museum.

These are apparently the oldest and largest Arab baths open to the public to be seen in Europe. The... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
PWindle
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  • Average4%
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Palacio de Villardompardo | Plaza Luisa de Marillac, 23004 Jaen, Spain
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

So far, this is the best Arab baths that we have seen. Just go straight to the basement and you will be treated with the best sights. They are beautifully and lovingly restored. One can just stay in the basement for so long and look...More

Thank Tetskie
Reviewed 13 September 2017

These are apparently the oldest and largest Arab baths open to the public to be seen in Europe. The house built above them dates back to the 14 century and houses a museum of the local patrimony.

Thank PWindle
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing culture center and for free! The Arab baths are well maintained and beautiful. There are many floors to the center but it is an easy walk through. Unfortunately not a lot is in English, however, you can still enjoy and appreciate many of the...More

Thank TravelsofCorina
Reviewed 29 June 2017

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...More

Thank Elenalikestravelling
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We visited the baths during the recent heatwave so it provided welcome cool refuge from the searing heat outside. The explanatory film was easy to get the gist of how the baths worked even if (like us) your Spanish is rudimentary. It was really interesting,...More

Thank Aliceband979
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

About 15 minutes walk from the cathedral, it's definitely a must see. It's free and a great opportunity to see not only the baths, that are beautiful, but also some exhibitions and the view from the top floor terrace is amazing!

Thank Joana S
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

On this our first visit to Jaen we had been to the castle (excellent), the cathedral (stunning), and left the Banos Arabes until our final day. As an EU citizen we were given free access to all floors and easily spent a couple of hours...More

Thank retiredandl0vinit
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was our second visit; our first was in 2004. Between the Arab baths, the cultural museum and the cafe on the top floor with its panoramic view of the city, I give it 5 stars. I thought 15 years ago that it was one...More

Thank Peregrina651
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had no idea about this great monument in Andalusia. I think are the biggest "banos arabes" in Europe, the building has been recently updated.

Thank hilke M
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Although itś the baños arabes that draw people here, there is actually much more to this place. The arab baths are fascinating, but the rest of this palace is really nice and the museum exhibits are very interesting. And all for free.

Thank gary c
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