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AL HARAM

BATHS OF SANTA PAULA

HISTORY OF THE ARABIC BATHS

The culture of the use of the bath or Hammam is long and extended by several civilizations. With the expanse of the Islamic world by the peninsula, the use of the Roman baths that existed thanks to the Roman past complements with the Islamic custom of purifying body and soul to through the bath.

Al-Haram is located in Santa Paula Street, just 100 meters away from the Cathedral. Located in the historic center of Granada, this place has a history of over 500 years during which the building has undergone innumerable reforms and retrofits. The well preserved remains of the old cistern found in the archaeological excavation next to the walls, have proven that already on the fourteenth century it was used for water supply of the area, and may be one of the 23 Arabic baths that existed in Granada in the greatest splendor of the Nasrid period.