Baños árabes de Ronda

Ronda, Spain

Baños árabes de Ronda is a thermal building of the Arab time, the best conserved of its kind at the Iberian Peninsula. It is located at the old arab quarter of the city, being the formerly outside quarter of the arab medina (city) of Ronda.

The bahts were built near the Arroyo de las Culebras (snakes' stream), a perfect place in order to be provided of water, which was moved by a waterwheel, in an current perfect conservation state.

The chronology of the Ronda arab bahts starts at the 13th-14th centuries. The bath is divided into three main zones, following the Roman model of thermal buildings:cold water, warm water and hot water bathrooms. The hydraulic system of the thermal bath has arrived to our days almost complete.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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Jeremy Salisbury (2 years ago)
Definitely worth a visit. Well restored and there is an informative video. Dates back to Roman times.
Jo Carpenter (2 years ago)
Small but intriguing ruins of what must have been a beautiful building. The arches and ceilings still are. A leaflet and explanatory film are both available in English. Worth the entrance price of €4.50.
Mark GoHost4U Web Design Hosting (2 years ago)
Be prepared for some walking to get here. Not so much in distance but up some steep hills. However, once there you'll find one of the best intact examples of these types of baths. Unfortunately some of the signs have sun damage and you cannot see or read them but this is worth a visit if you are into this sort of thing.
Christine Negroni (2 years ago)
Ancient baths in beautiful condition, definitely worth a visit. The film, alternating in English and Spanish, is quite helpful. Be sure to view the tower and aqueduct in the area behind the bathhouse.
Ivelisse Lebron (3 years ago)
Very informative and worth the entree fee. It's such a beautiful sight to see. The whole experience lasts about 20 minutes or so.
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