These Arab baths or hammams were where locals would go to wash and take care of their body and it was also a popular meeting place. The Bañuelo dates back to the 11th century and is one of the best preserved bathhouses in Spain.
The building is divided into three rectangular rooms. Next to the entrance and courtyard is the cold room. The warm room, which is larger and decorated with horseshoe arches on three sides, is directly next to that. Finally, you come to the hot room, where the pools are situated, next to which was the heating system for the baths.
The interior is decorated with columns, capitals, painted skirting boards, marble floors and domes with tiny star-shaped skylights that ensured the baths were perfectly ventilated. The columns date back to the Roman and Visigoth periods.