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    The Arab baths of Palma de Mallorca

    11th century baths in the centre of Palma

  •  Banys àrabs de Palma EN

    The Arab baths of Palma de Mallorca

    11th century baths in the centre of Palma

  •  Banys àrabs de Palma EN

    The Arab baths of Palma de Mallorca

    11th century baths in the centre of Palma

11th century baths in the centre of Palma

The Arab Baths of Palma de Mallorca are one of the most emblematic monuments on the island, apart from the few examples of Islamic architecture preserved in Palma. In this article we explain what you will find when visiting this building, where it is located and when you can visit.

WHAT ARE THE ARAB BATHS LIKE?
HOW TO GET TO THE ARAB BATHS?
WHEN TO VISIT THE ARAB BATHS?

Sala de baños calientes de los baños árabes de Mallorca


WHAT ARE THE ARAB BATHS LIKE?

The Arab baths of Palma de Mallorca are located in the gardens of Can Fontirroig, in the historic centre of the city. Inside the building, the central room was intended for hot baths, which will surprise you with its impressive dome and skylights.

The baths date back to the eleventh century, allowing for only the partial conservation of its rooms and architectural elements. According to experts, the preserved remains were possibly part of the palace of a Muslim nobleman.

The entrance to this beautiful Muslim building in Mallorca is through a horseshoe arch. Once inside, the central hall with a square floor plan has been preserved, covered by a hemispherical brick dome with skylights and surrounded by 12 columns with horseshoe arches.
Fachada exterior de los baños árabes de Mallorca
The diversity of styles presented by the capitals of the columns is possibly due to the use of materials and resources from other buildings in the area during its construction.

This room, which was intended for hot baths, has a very curious double floor that, by means of slits purposefully created, allowed hot water and steam to circulate throughout the room.

A rectangular annexed room covered with a barrel vault has also been conserved. Although the cold bath room has been completely lost.

HOW TO GET TO THE ARAB BATHS?

The Arab baths of Palma de Mallorca are located in the historical centre of the city, in Carrer de Can Serra, number 7. Their location makes them accessible by any public or private transport.

You can see step by step directions to get there at this link. You can also call the telephone number of the baths directly: 971 72 15 49.

WHEN TO VISIT THE ARAB BATHS?

You can visit one of the few architectural examples of Muslim origin in Palma de Mallorca, without having to make an appointment.

  • From April to November, opening hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
  • From December to March, opening hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • To access the site you must pay the entrance fee, which is approximately €2.


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