Alhama de Granada is a pretty, ancient spa town located approximately 53 kilometres from Granada. It is perched precariously at the top of a ravine from where the Rio Alham carves through otherwise rolling countryside. There are 6000 inhabitants in the town, and its picturesque location and thermal springs attract many visitors.
The springs are found by driving through a dramatic gorge. The therapeutic, thermal springs at the AlhamaÂ´s Balneario have been channelled into baths since Roman times.
Around 12.30pm daily during the spa’s opening season (10 June to 10 October), you can go inside the Hotel Balneario to look at the horseshoe-arched Muslim bath house, which will cost you just a small fee. In front of the park is a small woodland park with a natural hot pool, which is open to the public during the season from 11am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 7.30pm.