Town Hall Tourist Department. The Roman thermae are located just in the historical centre of the town. They are the first supporting evidence of the existence of the old Roman town called Antikaria beneath the current urban centre. The digging works started in 1988 as the result of the previous movements of land to construct on the plot and they were carried out until 1991 by the Antequera Workshop School.
They are thermae from Roman time which operated since the second half of 1st Century AD until well into the 5th century AD. They underwent an important restoration and repair in 3rd Century. They have the typical thermal structures of Roman world: swimming pools for cold, warm and cold water: frigidarium, tepidarium and caldorium.
In the centre sector there is a large swimming pool for cold water, natatio, with benches attached to the walls. At the time it was completely covered in marble and with attached pilasters with vegetal decoration. Next to it, there is a large central mosaic which is currently covered for preservation reasons and whose central motif is a beautiful example of mythological representation: a bust from “Occanus”, a water deity with all its symbols, “crab’s pincers and legs”, surrounded by geometrical and polychrome motives which emulate an embossed cube environment.
In the east side we find a large room which, according to the archaeologists, was the dressing room. There, we find more mosaics. One of them depicts a maritime motif, the dolphin with the Neptune’s pitchfork, and another one represents a beautiful cup-shaped krater.
The spaces for hot and warm water and the thermae’s sewer pipes are located in the north side.
On this space, it was constructed a neighbourhood in 15th century AD of which there are still remains of the walls, streets and household flooring.