Alhama de Granada
View of Alhama de Granada
This town's name has its origins in the famous baths and thermal waters, well known back in Roman times. The town is just 58 kilometres from the city of Granada. It is set in beautiful mountainous surroundings, with charming white houses, impressive as they cling to the side of a steep gorge. The town's interesting historic monuments are the legacy of the different cultures that have passed through Andalusia over the ages. Attracted by the fame of its waters, they settled in the town of Alhama. Many historic marks have been left in Alhama de Granada: from the Roman bridge (1st century BC) that leads to the thermal springs, to the intricate layout of the Moorish quarter, where you can still see the Torresolana watchtower and the Granary, an old synagogue dating from the 13th century.
You can also see buildings from the Christian period such as Santa María de la Encarnación Church, the Inquisition House, La Reina Hospital and the Caño Wamba fountain. The Moorish baths, of course, are not to be missed, with their Caliphal-style arches and vaults. They are within the Spa Resort. The track that leads to them is very attractive, running through gardens in a picturesque river gorge.