Baths and spas, not being total ruins.

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Abu Mena Roman baths
Al-Ahsa Oasis Remains of Turkish hammam in Al-Hofuf
Aleppo Various hammams
Ambohimanga Two large basins have been carved from the stone foundation of the compound. One was a bath for Andrianampoinimerina, and the other was a swimming pool for Ranavalona I. Water was taken from the sacred lake of Amparihy at the north of the village and was replaced weekly." Wiki The holy lake of Amparihy is artificial, its use being confined to royalty and ritual, such as the annual royal bath, princely circumcision, and the receipt of royal entrails. The bath is particularly symbolic, for then the king takes upon himself all the sins of the kingdom and, in ritually cleansing himself, both purifies his subjects and enables nature to regenerate." Nom File
Ancient villages of Northern Syria several
Ani Among the ruined monuments are the Royal Bathhouse (Seljuk Baths) and the Small Bathhouse
Anjar A hammam has been uncovered
Aphrodisias public baths dedicated to the emperor Hadrian (AB ev)
Aquileia Roman bath
Archaeological site of Philippi Balneum, part of the Octagon complex
Arles Constantine's Baths
Asturian Monuments Santa Maria del Naranco (former palace)
Australian Convict Sites Old Government House Bath House
Bahla Fort restored bathhouse in fort
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape On the hillside above the main buildings are the miners’ baths and canteen, opened in 1939, built in the International Modernist style favoured by the architects of the Miners’ Welfare Committee. It is the only baths building in Wales from the inter-war years which retains its hot-air lockers for drying clothes, shower cubicles, automated boot brushes, canteen, and medical rooms
Bolgar bath houses
Budapest Gellert, R?c and Sz?chenyi baths
Bursa and Cumalikizik Eski Kaplica (Old Turkish Bath)
Butrint Roman Baths
Carthage Roman baths
Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin public baths
Chichen-Itza Steam bath
City of Bath
Cordoba "Banos arabes" Wiki - "Many tourists visit the Arab baths, which were actually built under Alfonso XI"
Damascus hammam al-Nouri
Danube Limes Bad Gögging (ID No 1): "Substantial remains of the spa baths of legio III Italica were discovered here in the course of several excavation campaigns carried out between 1959 and 2007. The extensive building covered an area of at least 50 m by 36 m. It was formed by at least four building units, which housed numerous rooms with hypocaust heating, a steam room, several cold water pools and a 11 m by 8 m large central water basin with four to five hip‐baths attached to its north‐eastern wall." (Nomination file, p. 61)
Derbent Part of citadel, now museum
Djémila Vestiges of monuments that have marked the expansion of the city to the south are also included. They comprise private dwellings and public buildings such as the Arch of Caracalla, a theatre, baths, basilicas and other cult buildings. (AB ev)
Dougga/Thugga "Three Roman baths have been completely excavated at Dougga; a fourth has so far only been partially uncovered." (wiki)
Erbil Citadel Hammam
Fasil Ghebbi Baths of Fasiladas
Florence Piazza della Repubblica: "Foundations of a thermae complex on the south side and a religious building were found in the 19th-century demolition of the warren of medieval streets that had encroached upon the site.
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Hadrian's Wall: Roman Baths of Vindolanda
Gamzigrad-Romuliana Classical Roman baths
Granada Wiki - "Granada's public baths, like El Ba?uelo or the Alhambra Baths, and the complex of Arab public fountains and wells (aljibes), are unique in Europe."
Great Spa Towns of Europe
Hierapolis-Pamukkale Spa
Historic Cairo Hammam Behbel Bah Sharia
Incense Route of the Negev Moa, Mamshit, Sobota, Avdat
Istanbul Several historic hammams
Itchan Kala Anusha Khan baths
Joya de Ceren Sauna
Karlskrona Badhus at Skarva
Kasbah of Algiers The Kasbah counts various still functional hammams. (French Wiki)
Kerkuane " One of the most remarkable features of ancient Kerkouan is that almost all houses are equipped with elaborate bathrooms. Shoe-shaped bathtubs made from red concrete are the most typical model, with a seat for the bather."
Lake District Remains of a Bath House at Hardknott Roman Fort
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape There used to be a vapour bath in the Wasserwerk.
Leptis Magna Roman baths
Lower German Limes The large thermal baths of Colonia Ulpia Traiana occupy an entire insula. They were examined in emergency excavations in 1957 and then buried. After the Archaeological Park was founded, it was exposed again with subsequent conservation. A protective structure was built over the foundation walls of the thermal baths, which imitates the ancient shape of the building and has housed the Roman Museum since 2008. (wiki)
Machu Picchu There are what are widely described as "Ceremonial" or "Ritual" baths at MP (16 in total) and at other sites within the Sanctuary -e.g Winay Wayna and Phuyupatamarca. Elsewhere these are merely described as "fountains" with their original purpose left unclear. see -
Masada Roman bath
Medina Azahara the city included ceremonial reception halls, mosques, administrative and government offices, gardens, a mint, workshops, barracks, residences and baths (wiki)
Meknes Ten hammams
Meroe Roman baths at Meroe city archaeological site
Moenjodaro Elaborate public bath
Mostar Hammam
Mérida Termas Romanas de Alange
Naples Byzantine bath in Santa Chiara
National History Park Citadelle Laferri?re bathing quarters
Nessebar thermal baths from the early Byzantine period
Nice Roman thermal baths at Cimiez
Old City of Acre Two bathhouses: the large Hammam El-Basha and the small Hammam built by Dahar El-Amar (both 18th century)
Old City of Jerusalem Two bath houses at the Cotton Market (inc. Hammam El-Ayn)
Pergamon Roman baths complex
Pompei Herculaneum
Potsdam Roman Baths in Sanssouci
Provins Les Vieux bains
Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos public baths (Roman) (AB ev)
Qhapaq Ñan At Puente del Inca
Quseir Amra
Rabat 14 hammams in the medina, oldest dating from the 12th century (AB ev)
Ravenna Ancient Roman Bath turned into a baptismal font in the Neonian Baptistery
Regensburg Deischgasse 2
Rohtas Fort The Shahi Baoli has small chambers that were used as baths by the Royal family.
Rome Baths of Caracalla, Bath of Diocletian, Bath of Titus, Bath of Trajan
Safranbolu Old Bath
Saltaire public baths
San Agustín
Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca Pumapongo Inca bath - systems of baths and pools for collecting water (nom file)
Seville Los Baños de Doña María de Padilla at the Alcazar
Shakhrisyabz "..the baths, rebuilt on the site of the 15th century baths and still in use today. The baths are heated by an elaborate network of underground conduits" (AB)
Stone Town of Zanzibar There are two sets of Persian baths in the Stone Town. The most elaborate are the Hamamni baths, built during the Sultanate of Seyyid Barghash (1870-88).
Sulaiman-Too Medieval bath-house (Hammam)
Tabriz Bazaar At present, there are four Hammāms inside bazaar complex including Seyyed Golābi Hammām. (nom file)
Thessalonika Byzantine baths in the Acropolis
Tikal National Park Ruins of a temazcal (steam bath) south of Group F
Trier Imperial baths and Barbara baths
Val di Noto Terme della Rotonda in Catania, "the remains of one of several Roman public baths in the city"
Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
Villa Romana del Casale "The monumental entrance (...) opens into a courtyard, on to which faces the elaborate baths complex. The oval palaestra (exercise area) gives access to an impressive octagonal frigidarium (cold room) and thence through the tepidarium (warm room) out of which open three caldaria (hot baths). (AB Ev)
Wadi Rum the earliest hypocaust baths in Jordan, at The Nabataean temple at Rum (AB ev)
Walled City of Baku Hammams
Wartburg Castle Knights' Baths
Xochicalco one of the most magnificent temazcal (steam baths), located near the ball-court and used for purification in the ball-game ritual (AB ev)
Yazd hammams


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