Interpretation Centre of Roman Baths & Thermal Springs (Hydraulic heritage)
The village of Alameda stood alongside the roads that led to the Vega de Antequera region. During the Roman period, its public institutions fulfilled an important ideological role, imitating the way of life in the great metropolis.
These Roman baths (1st and 3rd centuries) occupy a three thousand-square-metre site in Calle Enmedio in Alameda town centre. Their excavation took several years and required several archaeological digs in the 1980s. These excavations uncovered a thermal building with its different rooms devoted to furnaces, woodsheds, dressing rooms and various types of bathroom, swimming pool etc. Also found were remains of pottery and coins from the period.
CHALCOLITHIC NECROPOLIS.- this Necropolis consists of a series of cavities dug out of the rock. These have been calculated to date back as far as about 2000 B.C., between the Bronze and Chalcolithic Ages.
These remains were discovered during the excavation of the Roman Baths. The Necropolis is known to be closely connected with those in Alcaide and Villanueva de Algaidas and with the monumental necropolises of Cueva de Menga, Viera and Romeral , in Antequera.
Its twenty-plus shafts have been discovered to contain stone remains and well as bones and pottery.