The Public Baths of Alfama. Alfama comes from Al-Hama, an Arabic word meaning fountain or thermal baths. There were times when Lisboners sought the public baths of the Alfama neighbourhood with abundant calcium bicarbonate water flowing from cold and hot springs. The last baths were closed in 1978. Fortunately, some of its tile panels street signs still remain. :-) #publicbaths #thermalbaths #banhospublicos #alfama #history #heritage #tilepanel #azulejos #lisbon #visit #lisbonwithpats
Seeing "No Tattoos Allowed" signs can get downright depressing if you are inked and have come all the way to Japan to sightsee - but here are five great public baths and hot springs in Tokyo that not only welcome tourists, but tattooed ones at that!
Vintage Postcard Rochester NY Ontario Beach Park Public Bath House Pavilion
Sento In old Japan, houses didn't have baths and people visited communal bathhouses known as sento each evening. Although most houses in Japan now have baths, people have continued the sento tradition and hundreds remain across the country.