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Andalusia Sights

Baños Árabes

  • Pl. Luisa de Marillac Map It
  • Jaén
  • Bath/Hot Spring

Updated 06/07/2014

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Explore the narrow alleys of old Jaén as you walk from the cathedral to the Baños Árabes (Arab Baths), which once belonged to Ali, a Moorish king of Jaén, and probably date from the 11th century. In 1592, Fernando de Torres y Portugal, a viceroy of Peru, built himself a mansion, the Palacio de Villardompardo, right over the baths, so it took years of painstaking excavation to restore them to their original form. The palace contains a fascinating, albeit small, museum of folk crafts and a larger museum devoted to native art. The baths and museums were restored to great acclaim in 2012.

Sight Information

Address:

Palacio de Villardompardo, Pl. Luisa de Marillac, Jaén, 23001, Spain

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Phone:

953-248068

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. 9–2:30 and 4–8:30, Sun. 9–2:30

Updated 06/07/2014

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Mar 11, 2012

Baños Árabes Review

The Arab Baths is so much more than that. Above the award winning restored baths (that aren´t actually baths now) there´s two museums The Naif Museum of International Art and the Art & Popular Customs Museum. Great visit, it was free to EU citizens with proof of identity, the downside no cameras allowed.

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