Fodor's Expert Review Baños Árabes

Jaen Archaeological Site/Ruins Fodor's Choice

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 to the 11th century. In 1592, a viceroy of Peru named Fernando de Torres y Portugal 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.

Archaeological Site/Ruins Bath/Hot Spring Fodor's Choice

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Pl. Luisa de Marillac
Jaén, Andalusia  23001, Spain


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