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Palacio de Villardompardo, Jaen

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See how nobility of Moorish times relaxed and rejuvenated at Palacio de Villardompardo, 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. Take a look at our Jaen trip generator to schedule your visit to Palacio de Villardompardo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I visited them three times, and the truth is that it is worth. The video is very well done and you contextualises historically. The Museum place and the terrace have it very viewpoint that there is on the top floor has great views. It is one of the things that Jaen does have cared.
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  • Wonderful. Q well preserved. The Museum of naive art and popular customs worthy of visit
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  • This was our second visit; our first was in 2004. Between the Arab baths, the cultural museum and the cafe on the top floor with its panoramic view of the city, I give it 5 stars. I thought 15 years a...  more »
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  • 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.
  • These Arabic Baths are worth a visit, before meandering through the baths watch the video. There is no water but the areas have been well restored. The Naïve Museum above the Baths is also worthy of a visit. The Baths and the Museum are free and the staff helpful.
  • Cordoba, Granada, Seville and Malaga may all be more famous for their Moorish remains, but the Arab baths complex Jaen deserve as much attention. Huge, extremely well preserved bath complex.
  • Visited the Arab bathrooms, greatly preserved and free entrance. Highly recommend if visiting Jaen.
  • Visit recommended and MANDATORY. It has a great history behind apart have different rooms mixing jewelry, toys and tools of work... of the time. They have a very cool lookout Café and courtyard organized sometimes concerts, plays, among others.
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