Its stone façade has eight perfectly arranged windows and, in the centre, a very simple wooden door. To the right of the building is one of the entrances to the church of La Visualización, (Iglesia de la Visualización). But the best thing about this building is inside. In the basement, there are some old Arabian style baths that date back to the 16th century but that were restored in 1970, the year in which a major restoration of the building was started.
Today, the building is used as a Cultural Centre and is home to the Jaén International Museum of Naïf Art (Museo Internacional de Arte Naíf de Jaén), widely recognised as the first museum in Spain to have a gallery dedicated to this particular artistic genre.
To reach this historic building, you can either take Calle los Uribes or Calle Martínez Molina, both of which lead to Plaza Santa Luisa de Marillac. The square has been named in honour of the patron saint of social workers.
Nearby, you’ll also find the Palacio de la Diputación Provincial de Jaén, the offices of Jaén’s provincial council. It was designed by the architects Jorge Porrúa y Moreno and Justino Flórez Llamas in a Neoclassical and Neo-Baroque style, and in 1878 it received an award during the Provincial Exposition held in the city. The building has an inner courtyard paved in the shape of a cross and a spectacular, two-storey-high fountain in the middle.
To explore Jaén on foot, you can use the Saba public car park at number 1 Plaza de Jaén por la Paz, where you can park your vehicle at any time of the day or night.