Roman Bath At Evora

Termas Romanas (Roman Baths) in Evora

The Termas Romanas (Roman baths) in Evora were discovered under the Câmara Municipal or town hall in the late 1980s.

The baths include an arched brick doorway, leading to a room with a circular steam bath (laconicum) 9 meters in diameter.

It is thought the baths were the largest public building in the Roman city and are thought to date from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

Termas Romanas (Roman Baths) in Evora


Water was brought to the baths via an aqueduct, possibly the predecessor of the later Aqueduto da Agua de Prata (Aqueduct of Silver Water).

The baths would have consisted of a laconicum, natatio (pool), and praefurnium (heating chamber).

Access - Getting There

Praca do Sertorio, Evora 7004-506

The baths in the Câmara Municipal can be visited Monday-Friday 9 am-5.30 pm during office hours. They are free to view.

Evora's most famous Roman ruin is, of course, the Temple Romano, which is the best-preserved Roman period structure in Portugal, from the 1st century with additions in the 2nd and 3rd centuries.

Termas Romanas (Roman Baths) in Evora

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Agua de Prata

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