Baños del Alcázar Califal
Baths in Córdoba
The Baños del Alcázar Califal or the Caliphal Baths are Arab baths located in Córdoba, Spain. They are 10th century baths, made under the caliphate of Alhakem II, and would have formed a part of the Caliphal Alcázar for the monarch, his harem and his court. Ablutions and bodily cleansing were an essential part of the Muslim’s life. They were prescriptive of prayer, in addition to constituting a social rite.
The Caliphal Baths are laid out in a typical Roman fashion wtih cold, warm and hot rooms, organised into vaulted spaces and lit with star-shaped skylights. The baths were later reused and extended in the eleventh to thirteenth centuries by the Almoravids and Almohads.
Visiting Baños del Alcázar Califal
From September 16 to June 15: From Tuesday to Friday from 8:30 am. to 8:45 pm. Saturday from 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. Sunday and bank holidays from 8:30 am. to 2:30 pm. From June 16 to September 15: From Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 am. to 3 pm. Sunday and bank holidays from 8:30 am. to 2:30 pm.
Adult: € 2.50 Student up to 26 years: € 1.25 Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 am., except for bank holidays, is free.