Arabian Baths

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About the Arabian Baths in Palma

The Arabian baths, or Banys Arabs as the original name of this place is, is a little oasis situated about 3 minutes away from the cathedral of Sa Seu.

The so called “hammams“, was a a bathing house during the Moorish period in Mallorca (902-1231). Before it became a hammam, this place is believed to have been the property of an Arab nobleman.The architecture of the Arab baths, is typical Byzantine!

Notice how each of the pillars inside the baths is different from one another. This is actually an early example of recycling, as the pillars are salvaged from ruins of Roman constructions.

The garden belonging to the Banys Arabs, is an oasis of wild flowers, orange trees, palms and cactus. You will see many locals come here to enjoy a refreshment during the day.

The Banys Arabs is not a very big place, but it’s an important place because it tells you a story of a Palma that once was.

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Palma is the capital of Mallorca and seat of the Balearic government. Palma was founded during the occupation of the Roman empire, about 123 BC, and later developed by the Moors and Catalans. Palma has several times been awarded best place in the world to live; it is a city of great diversity, cultural heritage and commercial activity, making it an attractive city to a broad audience. Palma is one of the best places in Spain to go shopping, all the new arrivals from other Mediterranean capitals arrive here before other places in the world, plus, there are hundreds of local specialty boutiques.

The rich history of Palma has left an incredible amount of landmarks and points of interest to discover i.e. the Arabian baths, the cathedral, the Bellver castle, the Almudaina palace etc., as well as hundreds of other unique constructions perfect for sightseeing in the city.

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