The Arab baths of Girona
One of the emblematic places, which you should not miss, are the Arab baths of Girona.
Do you know them?
We tell you about its past and some curiosities of this endearing place that should not be missing on your list of «places to visit in Girona».
A little history of the Arab baths (Girona)
It is a Romanesque construction from the 12th century and they are, in fact, the best-preserved Romanesque-style public baths that exist.
If you look closely, you will appreciate that its aesthetics mimicked Muslim baths. That is precisely the reason for its name.
However, the building has received numerous renovations over the years. During the invasions and sieges that the city has suffered over time, it suffered great damage. Due to this, it had to be restored in the 13th century; and since then they continued to function as baths until their closure in the 15th century.
It was then that the Arab baths of Girona passed into private hands. First, as part of a convent. Until in the twentieth century they regained public ownership and were rehabilitated like the Arab baths that we know today.
Today it receives many visits.
As a curiosity, there is a scene from Game of Thrones filmed in the Arab baths of Girona in which Arya, one of the protagonists, appears. For this reason, it is also a must-see for fans of the well-known medieval fantasy saga.
Do you want to visit the Arab baths of Girona?
If you want to visit the Arab baths with an expert guide who will tell you everything you need to know, we recommend that you join the guided tours that we organize at Girona Tour:
- Girona Monumental Tour: on this tour we take you to know the three most emblematic monuments of Girona (the Cathedral, the Arab baths and the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants). Click here to learn more about Monumental Girona.
- Medieval Girona Tour: get to know the walls of Girona, the Jewish quarter, the old town and the Arab baths. The most medieval part of Girona at your fingertips with this tour of Medieval Girona.
Do you dare to discover the Arab baths with us?
We will wait for you!
How to get to the Girona Tour meeting point
The starting point of “Girona Tour: Guided Visits and Tours in Girona | Gironatour.com” is located in the heart of Plaça de Catalunya, 17004 Girona. Although depending on the visit the meeting point may vary.
You will find us right next to the Gelateria La Gioconda ice cream parlor.
A 4-minute walk from the Jardines de la Muralla and a 3-minute walk from the Girona City Hall building.
1 minute walk from the Cadaqués Casino Bar