The main city of the region. The town has 6150 inhabitants and a rich history. The old town has many historic, urban and monumental remains. Religious monuments are; the Church of the Incarnation, church Carmelite and the remains of the adjoining convent Carmelite, the Convent of San Diego and the Sorrows Church.
Other monuments that can be watched are the Jail, the Granary, The House of the Inquisition, the Hospital de la Reina, the Dungeons and numerous noble houses. In the urban area include the Plaza de Prisoners, the viewpoint of the Tagus, the stack Carrera (s. XIX), the Roman Bridge (sI) and Aqueduct (s. XVI).
Just outside the town are the Aract bath or the hot springs located. You can even taking a bath in the river in plain winter! The old town of Alhama de Granada is considered of cultural interest (BIC) and included in the General Catalog Andaluz Heritage under the typology of Historic.
The Arabic baths of Alhama are one of the best examples of Andalusian heritage preserved in Andalusia. It is located 2 km from the town in the direction of Granada. This historic building is located inside a Spa Hotel. It is dated around the 13th/14th century, the end of the Almohad period and early Nazari, because of the use of certain typological elements as horseshoe arches that were typical of Almohad art.
Alhama de Granada (37°00′00″N 3°58′59″O)
Altitude: 895 meters
Population: 6191 inhabitants (2014)
Distance to Granada: 59 km
Distance to the beach: 48 km (Torre del Mar)
Distance to Airport Malaga: 93 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 47 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high