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Unveiling the Treasures of San Pedro Alcántara: Exploring Roman Baths and Ancient Basilicas

Welcome to San Pedro Alcántara, a charming town nestled within the municipality of Marbella in the province of Málaga, Spain. With its rich history, cultural heritage, and stunning surroundings, San Pedro Alcántara offers a captivating blend of ancient Roman remnants and picturesque landscapes. This vibrant destination is perfect for those seeking a combination of historical exploration, relaxation, and natural beauty. Join us as we embark on a journey to discover the Roman Baths of Las Bóvedas and the Basilica of Vega del Mar, two remarkable archaeological sites that showcase the town’s fascinating past. Get ready to immerse yourself in history, marvel at ancient architecture, and uncover the secrets of San Pedro Alcántara.

Roman Baths of Las Bóvedas

Located in San Pedro Alcántara, the Roman Baths of Las Bóvedas are a well-preserved thermal building dating back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD. With an octagonal design and vaulted rooms, these baths featured pools of varying temperatures heated by an underground system. It is a unique Roman site in Spain and has been declared a National Monument and Cultural Heritage Site.

Basilica of Vega del Mar

Situated near the Guadalmina River in San Pedro Alcántara, the Basilica of Vega del Mar is an archaeological complex housing the remains of a Paleochristian basilica and a necropolis. Built between the 4th and 6th centuries AD, the basilica features a central body with three naves, two opposing apses, and a remarkable baptismal font. The site showcases exceptional Paleochristian art and was designated a National Historic Monument.

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