Alhama de Granada
Things to see and do in Alhama de Granada
The Arabic hot springs
Enjoy a relaxing spa day at the 15th century Moorish hots springs, located under the balneiario hotel. The hotel has various saunas, Jacuzzi, outdoor heated pool, massages and restaurant available. The hotel is open from April until late November. Outside the hotel there are also the rock pools which are filled with warm flowing thermal waters which are open all year round and free to use.
Enjoy a fantastic walk and take in the breath taking scenery of the gorge. The walk starts from Alhama and follows a flowing river through the gorge to the end of the trail where there are 2 restaurants, pato loco and El Ventorro which both serve food and over look the beautiful surrounding nature reserve.
Alhama de Granada is located 58 kilometers from Granada city center. Alhama is typically Spanish town full of culture and history located over looking a gorge in the beautiful rolling hill sides of Andalucía. Alhama de Granada has approximate 30 typically Spanish bars and restaurants, 3 out door pools, medical center, 2 pharmacy’s, banks, supermarkets, grocery stores, butchers, bakers. There is also a large market every Friday morning selling all sorts of local produce. Alhama also has public transport into Granada city center and the coast. Among the most popular bars there are cafe bar el tigre known for the worlds best tapa and outstanding service from Antonio el Tigre. casa ochoa which is very popular in the winter months for a glass of wine in front of the open fire place. There are also more lively bars such as cafe pub encuentro which is known for lively music and great atmosphere for all ages. There are approximate 6000 inhabitants in the town, and the history, beautiful landscapes and events throughout the year attract both Spanish and foreign tourism throughout the year. This town’s name has its origins in the famous baths and thermal waters, well known back in Roman times. 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.