San Cristóbal Mineral Springs

Bathhouse in Huancavelica

These mineral springs feed into two large, slightly murky swimming pools. The lukewarm water supposedly has curative properties. You can rent a towel, soap and a bathing suit if you’ve forgotten yours (though the selection is limited and unlovely). You can reach the springs via a steep flight of stairs – enjoy the view of the city as you climb.

The baths are often closed on Thursdays for cleaning.