Centro Cultural Baños Árabes, Jaen

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See how nobility of Moorish times relaxed and rejuvenated at Centro Cultural Baños Árabes, where steam forced pollutants out of the body through persipiration (rather than a soak in hot water like the Romans offered). The baths are designed with three chambers: cold, warm, and hot. Water was pumped in using a traditional Moorish waterwheel and sophisticated engineering allowed it to be heated from a boiler room down below. Horseshoe arches of brick and stone decorate the main chamber, supporting the barrel-vaulted ceilings and star-shaped skylights. You can access an observation deck from above to truly appreciate the architectural feat. To visit Centro Cultural Baños Árabes on your trip to Jaen, use our Jaen online vacation builder .
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  • worth seeing it, good state of conservation, free entry, Miguel Hernández temporary exhibition
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  • It is essential to visit him, as well as bathrooms that are undoubtedly worth visiting it. In the House there are exhibitions of as vivian a bourgeois family, farming, weaving machines, antique toys. Various tools that many have used them also and a cafeteria with a terrace in the attic that looks all Jaen and also the castle of Santa Catalina (Parador de Jaén). It's free, although you wouldn't pay.
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  • Besides being free, the visit is worth by the condition in which are preserved. In addition, the walk through the city to get them well worth it,
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  • Very helpful front desk staff. Superbly kept museum packed with interesting artefacts
  • Exhibits were not that interesting, some of the art was not great, but it let me kill a few hours wandering around. The baths themselves were massive and eerie, quite contrasting to the touristy small remains I have visited elsewhere. The cafe on top with panoramic views made it worth the trip, although I wouldn't recommend visiting Jaen especially for this.
  • 3.5/5 stars*. I give four because the bathrooms were very special and unique compared to other Moorish attractions I've seen I'm Andalusia. There's not endless detail in the architecture, but it's still beautiful and well-preserved. However, for me, other than the lookout spot there isn't anything else worth seeing in the museum. I walked through all of it and most of it was a bit dull; I'd only recommend seeing the baths. I think they should add water in them because it would add to the mysterious atmosphere and be good for photography reflections. I think with a few tweaks this museum could be great.
  • A must see depending also on the events one can be quite lucky to be close to it. Beautiful top view from the coffee shop
  • A great place to visit. And free. UK attractions could learn a thing or two! In an old building that is on a few levels. The lower level being the baths themselves.

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