Baños Árabes en el Barrio de San Miguel - Ronda, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 36° 44.333 W 005° 09.780
30S E 306875 N 4068087
Quick Description: This thermal bath building from the Arab epoch is the best conserved of its kind in the Iberian Peninsula. It is located in the old Arab quarter of the city, today called the San Miguel Quarter.
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 12/23/2014 12:55:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMN43K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
The baths were built near the Arroyo de las Culebras (snakes' stream), a perfect place to obtain water, which was moved by a waterwheel, still in a perfect state of conservation.

The chronology of the Ronda Arab baths begin during the 13th-14th centuries. The bath is divided into three main zones, following the Roman model of thermal buildings:a room for cold water, one for warm water and another for hot water. The hydraulic system of the thermal bath has survived to the present almost completely intact.

The central room is the biggest and has three parts, separated by four pairs of horseshoe arches above brick and stone columns, which have the function of holding up barrel vaults, with skylights forming stars, closed with glass.

The boiler area is also preserved, where the water was heated, as well as the remains of a tannery, which was the main activity of this place after the Christian conquest of the city.
Bien:: Baños Árabes en el Barrio de San Miguel

Comunidad Autónoma:: C.A. Andalucía

Provincia:: Málaga

Municipio:: Ronda

Categoría:: Monumento

Website with information about the BIC:: [Web Link]

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