Credit: José Luis Filpo Cabana / CC BY 3.0
The Arabian baths or Banys Arabs as it is called stands testimony to the rich Moorish past of Palma. It is one of the few Moorish buildings found in the medieval quarter of the city. The area can be accessed through the tranquil Ca'n Serra street, close to the Convent of the Cathedral.
The entrance to the bathhouse is through a lush garden. The domed chamber is supported by 12 columns. The horseshoe-shaped, arched dome evokes an era of the past. Various apertures can be seen in the dome. These apertures were an escape way for the steam. A double floor was used for hot water and steam to flow. A room for cold baths also existed. Unfortunately, it was lost to time.
Visit Palma to explore this irresistible gem of Moorish history.