Arabian Baths

(BANYS ARABS)

Banus arabs is one of the main attractions of 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.

How to get to the Arabian Baths



Palma's other main tourist attractions

La Seu is the main attraction in Palma

LA SEU

Get ready to be overwhelmed and allow yourself to surrender to the imposing dimensions and detailed beauty of Palma’s cathedral. La Seu is the overall trademark of the capital, and features unique artworks of famous architects like Antoni Gaudi and Guillem Segrerà.

Almudaina Palace is an attraction in Palma

PALAU DE L’ALMUDAINA

The Almudaina palace is the most historical building in all of Mallorca. It was originally built as the seat of the governor back in Moorish times and has ever since been a place of royal affairs. The Almudaina palace is an interesting attraction with a lot of history to tell.

Bellver Castle in Palma a main attraction

CASTELL DE BELLVER

The Bellver castle is the crown of Palma. This unique round shaped fortress overlooks the entire bay of Palma from its hilltop position, which itself makes it attractive to visit. There is a lot of interesting things to this medieval fortress and, the historical museum of Palma is also found here.

Santa Eulalia parish church in Palma Mallorca

SANTA EULÀLIA

Santa Eulàlia is the parish church of Palma and, was actually one of the four first churches established in the city post the Catalan conquest in the 13th century. Enjoy the amazing detailed artwork that adorns the exterior before entering the church where a world of religious arts awaits.

Casal Solleric is a main attraction in Palma

CASAL SOLLERIC

Enter this grandiose mansion in the heart of Palma full of detailed architecture evidencing the wealth of the families that have lived here. Casal Solleric is a free to enter public exhibition space, the rooms beautifully combines original furniture and contemporary arts, making it a dynamic and interesting place to visit.

dive with sharks at Palma Aquarium

PALMA AQUARIUM

Palma Aquarium is an attraction for the entire family to enjoy. The aquarium houses the largest shark tank in Europe, and you can even swim with the sharks if you have a PADI license, or sail in a little boat on top of the tank. There are many fun and interesting activities to do in Palma Aquarium, along with numerous event throughout the day, making it a dynamic and entertaining visit for all ages.

The antique train is one of the main attractions in Palma

FERROCARRIL DE SÓLLER

Get on board on this antique train departing from Placa Espanya, and wait for the whistle to blow and the engine to start pulling the old wooden cars out of Palma and towards the beautiful mountains to reach the picturesque town of Sóller.

Sant Francesc convent in Palma is one of the main attractions in the city

REIAL CONVENT DE SANT FRANCESC

Visit one of Palma’s most historical convents, the Sant Francesc located in the old city. Inside, you can enjoy some of the most unique Gothic architecture, a heavenly courtyard surrounded by a beautiful cloister, and, the tomb of one of the most famous Mallorcans, Ramon Llull.

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