The Roman Baths of Las Bóvedas in Guadalmina baja, San Pedro

26th November 15

Our year 7 history students are about to start learning about the Roman empire. as part of our history programme of study. In preparation for the topic they will investigate at school, they visited the Roman Baths of Las Bóvedas in Guadalmina baja, San Pedro, on Fri 20th Nov. 

These baths date back to the 3rd century AD and were discovered in 1962. Our students explored the remains of this buiding and asked Marbella historian Juan Carlos García about life in San Pedro during Roman times. These baths were once used for the leisure of wealthy Romans, although some believe they may have been a large water reserve which would link up with an aqueduct nearby. Our students also had the chance to visit the nearby Almenara defensive tower, built to defend the area from pirate attacks in the 16th century.