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Arab baths in Palma

Arab baths in Palma: Foto 1
Arab baths in Palma
  • Arab baths in Palma: Foto 1
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In the gardens of Can Fontirroig, situated in Number 7 of the calle Can Serra in Palma, the Arab Baths can be found, one of the few remaining examples of Moslem architecture still preserved on the island.

This is a square room with 12 columns that support the copula with various round apertures. This room was used for the hot baths and there is double floor with alcoves through which the hot water and steam traveled. The diversity of styles of the capitals is due, possibly, to the fact that in its construction materials from other buildings were used. Built in the XI century and preserved only in part, since the cold baths room no longer exists, these Arab baths possibly formed part of the palace of a noble Moslem.

Madina Mayurqa, the present day Palma, was refounded by the Moslems on some Roman remains. The Arabs transformed the ancient city as from the X century and carried out a complex hydraulic system for the urban centre and its arable land. They also built the palace known as s'Almudaina, which was transformed as from the XIII century by the Catalan conquerors.

Visiting times from April to November is from 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from December to March from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entrance is 2 euros.

More information:

Banys └rabs

Can Serra, 7

Palma

Tel. 971721549

 
Last update: 20/01/2009

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