Alhama de Aragón
Alhama is located on the left bank of the Jalón River and is surrounded on three sides by high hills, with the other side open to the plain of the river. It is impossible to speak of Alhama without mentioning its splendid thermal baths (a true motor for the economy for centuries). The town’s greatest wealth lies in its thermal springs, already used by Romans and Arabs. There are eight springs in Alhama, but the most spectacular angle in Alhama is a thermal lake that is unique in Spain, with an area of two hectares and a large stream of crystal clear water that sprouts at 34º C. The thermal waters of Alhama are the most spectacular in Spain.
Alhama has a picturesque city centre, which is the result of Muslim rule. There are good examples of popular architecture such as the Town Hall, the Casa Palacio House (a splendid example of perfectly restored Aragonese civil architecture from the 16th century) or the Palace of the Padilla family, just a few metres from the previous one.
Among the monuments, the Natividad church in Baroque style with its Mudéjar tower is worth mentioning. Of particular interest is the decoration of traditional Mudéjar plaster that covers the vaults. Another outstanding element is the airy white stone tower of its castle, constituting the oldest building, probably from the 14th century.