The public baths at Ronda, dating to the thirteenth century, were probably commissioned under Almohad rule. Located in San Miguel, the medieval Arabic quarter of the city, just east of the local citadel these thermal baths were intentionally positioned close to the Culebra River where water could be generated for the baths through a waterwheel. The baths are constructed in baked brick and masonry with some pockets of tile, wood and marble. From the north, one enters a colonnaded courtyard with a pool situated at its center. The building follows a rectangular plan and is organized into three tunnel-vaulted sections, including a caldarium, an apodyterium (changing room), and a frigidarium. The roof features cupolas with glass skylights. Today, the baths at Ronda are among the best preserved Islamic sites in Europe.