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Museum of Jaen

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Address: Paseo Estacion 27, 23007 Jaen, Spain
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+34 953 31 33 39

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Detailed and interesting museum

I spent a few hours here one evening during my time in Jaen. It's open late and is free entry for students, so it was the perfect adventure for a stormy Friday night. The museum... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
Victoria, Australia
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Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I spent a few hours here one evening during my time in Jaen. It's open late and is free entry for students, so it was the perfect adventure for a stormy Friday night. The museum is organised chronologically according to the history of Jaen, beginning with the prehistoric geography of the area, the advent of Neolithic man and the agrarian... More 

1 Thank MariposaFirefly25
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Maybe even deserve something more, as I fiound it's art display even better than the one in arabic baths. Nicely prepared exhibitions in a historic building in th center of the city. Free for visiting for people from the EU. The only minus in my opinion is the fact that all descriptions are written only in Spanish.

2 Thank Piotrek S
Jaen, Spain
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The Iberian sculptures in this Museum are amongst the most significant in the world. They are presently housed in a smallis room, but will be moved in the future to a purpose built Museum for Iberian Culture. The main building houses Roman and Moorish object, bronzes, stoneware, glass items and jewellery. There is also a sarcophagus discovered near Martos, depicting... More 

1 Thank Issiell
The Hague, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

A must for history lovers. This museum houses a fantastic collection of archaeological artifacts from the Iberian, Roman and Arab eras, a replica of an Iberian tomb found in the vicinity of Jaen, and some beautiful mosaics more than 2000 years old. There were very few people when I visited (on a Tuesday morning). It is perfect for a one... More 

Thank protoncito14
London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

If your not into gloomy church's, I'm not, this makes up the trio of things to do in Jaen. Providing you took a taxi to the castle and didn't get stuck in the bar at the Banos Arabes this is worth a visit. The collection covers a lot, prehistoric artefacts by the ton. A good collection of Roman jewellery and... More 

1 Thank nigelonholiday
Malaga, Spain
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176 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Great museum, free for EU passport holders. Archaeology section is very well represented. Also interesting paintings by not so 'world famous' artists.

Thank marchamona
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2014

As well as being an insight into the history of Jaen (which is interesting indeed) there's an impressive art gallery on the first floor. Free of charge to EU citizens too

Thank Clanranald
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 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.

Thank alexineberry
Coimbra, Portugal
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 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
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 April 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... More 

3 Thank Melissa K

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