The Spa of Graena is situated to the north of the province of Granada and is completely surrounded by spectacular mountainous landscape. At 950 metres above sea level, it is set in Baños de Graena, in the district of Cortes y Graena, and enjoys a warm, dry climate.
Season: From March to November
Until the 16th century, the baths were known as the Baños de Alhama, but from the 17th century they were called the Baths of Lapiezus or Lapiecus, until finally they were given their current name: Graena.
The spa’s facilities have also evolved, adapting gradually to modern needs. Thus, in the 19th century the establishment was reduced to two sections: one for men, the other for women. The use of the waters was free until the 1890s, when the government imposed a fee of 8 reales per person. The spa staff were also rewarded with one real per bath, whilst handicapped users had to pay an extra real per day to be carried in seats.
The abundant, hyperthermal waters emerge at 44 ºC. They are rich in iron, chloride, sulphate, calcium and magnesium.
Its waters are especially prescribed for rheumatic problems (arthrosis, arthritis, osteoporosis, neuralgias, and muscular lesions), respiratory complaints (chronic bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, and rhinitis), skin lesions, and neuro-psychiatric disorders (neurosis, stress).