Within these walls, under the esplanade that is located in front of the Church of San Pedro, you can visit the ancient Roman Baths of Campo Valdés, public baths in which the inhabitants of old Gijón spent part of their leisure time. The hot springs are a construction of late XNUMXst and early XNUMXnd century. They are considered the most important Roman ruins discovered in the north of Spain. The current museum, located in the same thermal complex, shows the importance of these baths in Roman culture and construction techniques, highlighting the heating systems (hypocaustum) and the wall paintings. In its rooms we can find numerous archaeological materials found at the site. We are also illustrated with various models, interactive monitors and an explanatory video. The itinerary is done through a footbridge that reproduces the original route.
This public building remained occupied throughout the III and IV centuries, but without retaining its original function. The continuity of the occupation during the following centuries is reflected in a deposit of late antique materials dated between the 5th and 6th centuries.
Finally, During the Middle Ages, the space was reused as a necropolis. Today in this place is the church of San Pedro, founded at the beginning of the XNUMXth century.
Roman Baths schedule
September to June: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. and from 17:00 p.m. to 20:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 19:00.
· July and August: Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 13:30 p.m. and from 17:00 p.m. to 21:00 p.m. Sundays and holidays from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00.
· Free day: Sunday.
· Closed Monday.
Source: Roman Baths Campo Valdés de Gijón.
Campo Valdés, s / n.- 33201
Tno .: 985 18 51 51
Text: © Ramón Molleda for asturias.com