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Museo de las Termas Públicas de Caesaraugusta

Museo de las Termas Públicas de Caesaraugusta
Location
C/ San Juan y San Pedro, 3-7.

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Telephone
976 721 423
Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 to 14.00 - 17.00 to 21.00.

Sunday and Holidays: 10.00 to 14.30. Monday: closed.

Price

Tickets: 3 Euros

Reduced rates for groups and students: 2 euros

Tickets for both the spaces of the Caesaraugust Route: Forum, Spa, Puerto Fluvial and Theatre:7 euros

Free: over 65s, unemployed, accredited journalists, monitors and managers, members of ICOM, Art Critics Associations, children under 8s.

FREE: first Sunday of each month and on January 29 San Valero, 23 april, October 12 Pilar Day

Chronology

Siglo I a.de C.

Style

Roman

Text

In 1982-1983, during maintenance work on the Calle San Juan y San Pedro, the remains of a large pool belonging to some Roman public baths were discovered. This find was extented in 1990 with the discovery of latrines belonging to an earlier stage.

The public baths were situated in the centre of Caesaravgvsta, in the area between the Forum, and the Theatre. Of the various rooms which these installations were provided with , dressing rooms, hot, warm and cold rooms, gymnasium,etc. , the only remains still to be seen are those of some latrines with capacity for over 20 people (still used at the end of the 1st century AD), which were demolished so that, in the middle of the 1st century AD, a large porticoed pool could be built over them, for people to bathe in the open air.

The pool, estimated to be originally 15-8 metres long, of which only 9-7 metres remain, was rectangular in shape although the one surviving end is extended in the shape of lobed apse. One entered the water down the three steps than ran right round the edge. The bottom was decorated with marble slabs, some of which were taken up for re-use after the baths closed down at the beginning the 4th century AD.

Of the portico which surrounded the pool, whose height is thought to have been 5 or 6 metres, three column bases and various supports still remain. Also still remaining, as an example of the wall linings, are a set of marble slabs decorated with various motifs. The decoration of the room would have been completed with various sculptures.

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