Alhama de Granada – Granada

Alhama de Granada is a pretty, ancient spa town. It is perched precariously at the top of a ravine from where the Rio Alhama carves through otherwise rolling countryside. Its picturesque location and thermal springs attract many visitors.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Granada
Carrera Francisco de Toledo 10, 18120 Alhambra de Granada (Granada)
Telephone: 958-35-01-61

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
Golf nearby Malaga 110km Granada 58km Cordoba
Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

Alhama de Granada is an ancient town built along the cliffs of a deep gorge cut by the river Mechan. It is fantastically well preserved without much new construction or development. To find the the Balneario springs, take the turn-off beside the modern bridge over the Rio Alhama and follow this for a km or so, through a dramatic gorge. The therapeutic, thermal springs at the Alhama´s Balneario have been channelled into baths since Roman times.

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The very name of al-Hama means ‘bath’, which makes us understand the importance of this place along its history as a place dedicated to the thermal baths.

Alhama de Granada has many historical monuments – including the Inqusition House, the Devil’s Stairway, the old Arab dungeons Mazmorros, the old Moorish palace in the center of town. Traditional foods of Alhama de Granada and it’s surroundings are based on products produced locally and in the Alpujarra area, such as plato alpujarreno (eggs, sausage, potatoes, black pudding), puchero matancero (potatoes, bacon and garbanzos).

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