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Las Bovedas Roman Baths

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Las Bovedas Roman Baths – Marbella

Las Bovedas Roman Baths or Guadalmina Roman Baths are located about 400 meters from the N-340, few meters from Guadalmina Beach, next to the Las Bovedas Watchtower, between Estepona and Marbella.

The Guadalmina Roman Baths date back to the 3rd century AD. C., the building, octagonal in shape and two stories high, consisted of a large room or patio with a central pool, covered by an annular vault, around which up to seven rooms can be seen, also octagonal in shape, and vaulted ceiling.

The building, both inside and out, was covered with salmon-colored marble slabs.

This building was built using the rounded stones with sand and lime mortar.

Archaeological excavations have discovered in the subsoil the remains of a hypocaustum (conduit through which the air circulated to heat the rooms) and several praefumium (a room with a boiler where the water was heated) that confirm these remains as important thermal baths.

Access: easily accessible from the N-340 (Estepona – San Pedro) turning right at Guadalmina Baja, shortly before reaching the San Pedro arch.

Las Bovedas Roman Baths or Guadalmina Roman Baths, Marbella


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  1. Suzette escribio:

    I had never heard of the Bovedas de Guadalmina until now 2020, and now I cannot go because of Covid-19. When I am able to return to visit Spain I would like to go to see the site before it is reformada.

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