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Baņos Arabes


Jaen, Spain

Referred to as Baņos Arabes, the baths, or hammam, of Jaen are the largest to have survived in Spain. They were parts of a 11th century private palace, but following the Christian takeover of Jaen, they fell into neglect. In the 16th century, a new palace was built over it, and it was not until the 1980's that it was rediscovered.
There was an underground passage that connected the baths with the palace's dwelling areas. This is closed now.




By Tore Kjeilen