Baños Árabes de Jaén

Baños Árabes de Jaén
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Built in the 11th century in Jaén, the Moorish Baths of Jaén are located in the basement of the Villardompardo Palace. They have an area of 450 square metres, which probably makes them the largest of any that can be visited in Spain.

Between the 14th and 15th centuries, when their function as a baths disappeared, they were used as tanneries and, later, at the end of the 16th century, Fernando de Torres y Portugal, Count of Villardompardo and Viceroy of Peru, built his palace over the Baths. At the beginning of the 20th century, along with several adjoining houses, they were used as part of a women's hospice.

In 1913, a small part of the Baths was discovered and, some years later, they were declared a National Monument. Nowadays, after the restoration carried out, which received the Europa Nostra Award, it shares the stage with the “Moorish Baths” Cultural Centre, which houses the Museum of Art and Popular Customs and the Naïf Art Museum.

Free.

Access to the Cultural Centre up to 1 hour before closing. The rooms are emptied 10 minutes before closing.

Tuesday–Saturday: 9 am to 10 pm. Sunday: 9 am to 3 pm. Monday: closed (except public holidays).

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Baños Árabes de Jaén
Plaza Santa Luisa de Marillac, s/n, 23003
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Services and infrastructure

  • Accessible for handicapped
  • Bar
  • Historic building
  • Shopping area
  • WIFI

Target audiences

Couples, Seniors, Lgbti, For families, young people, I travel alone, Professional, Friends

Segments

Culture

Specialties

Arabic Baths

Season

All year

Duration

2h

Open to visitors

Yes