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THE ROMANESQUE BULIDING WAS BUILT IN 1194. THE WORK IMITATED THE STRUCTURE OF THE MOSLEM BATHS WICH WERE IN STYLE AT THE TIME.
 


THE BUILDING HAD TO UNDERGO REPAIRS IN 1294, DUE TO THE SERIOUS DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE SIEGE OF 1283. THE ESTABLISHMENT WAS CLOSED IN THE 15TH CENTURY: SINCE THEN, IT WAS PRIVATELY OWNED UNTIL IT WAS OCCUPIED IN 1617 BY A CAPUCHIN CONVENT WICH USED IT AS A PANTRY, KITCHEN AN LAUNDRY. THE NAME OF ARAB BATHS BECAME POPULAR IN THE 19TH CENTURY.
 


FINALLY, THE ANCIENT BATHS BECAME PUBLIC PROPERTY IN 1929, MARKING THE START OF RESTORATION WORK.
 

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