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El Banuelo

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Address: Carrera del Darro, 31, 18010 Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 34-958-222-339
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Lovely little gem

We were fortunately the only ones visiting at the time we arrived and so got the whole place to ourselves. It's really quite small, but has a certain flavour. I was a bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is the well-preserved site of some original arab baths. We were told there was a virtual tour in each room that would be helpful to our understanding. However, the "tour " was simply a 3D photo view of three of the rooms. No explanations in Spanish, not to mention any other languages. That was disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Very reasonably priced entry (€2.25), and well worth a visit. Very well conserved, and dating back to the 11th century. Note that you can only visit from 10am to 2pm.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I note that at least one other reviewer says this attraction is free - we were charged €2.25 each. For that there were three empty rooms which were clean enough but showed little restoration. In it's favour there were good quality interactive terminals which allowed you to see in 3D what the baths would have looked like when in use.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We weren't sure about going in but someone who was leaving recommended it. We were happy we listened. Pros: - It's free - There's not time limit, just go in, take your time, soak in the history - They have tablets at reception that show you what the baths used to look like, so that when hold it in front... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were fortunately the only ones visiting at the time we arrived and so got the whole place to ourselves. It's really quite small, but has a certain flavour. I was a bit disappointing we didn't get any background information or explanation, but just being in that place and taking some pictures was good enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The sands of time have left these ancient Moorish baths in remarkably good condition. Over a thousand years have passed since Moorish nobility bathed here, yet columns that trace their origins back to Roman and Visigothic influences heighten the grand effect of these ancient baths. The Arabs inherited the Roman springs tradition from Byzantium and Rome through Middle East and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

From a total of 21 baths that were in Granada the El Banuelo is the oldest public building in the city. Also called a “hammam” it is located on the street entering the Old Moorish District (Albacin). The main entrance is formed by a house remodeled in the Christian period with a patio that opens into the original house of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were lucky to be the only visitors when we arrived, and were given a personal tour by one of the guides. She took us around the baths and patiently explained their history while I translated to my two sons who do not yet speak English. They generously offered to keep our pram behind the counter during our visit. Perfect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Made a stop here while wondering around the Plaza Nueva. Up along the riverside sits these old Arab Baths. The entrance is free and going around the first thing you notice is how the building has been kept to its original way. A very nice place to visit if you have 30 mins to spare in your schedule.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Need to point out, first, that on the day we went, there was no admission charge and it was explained that excavation/renovation work was still in progress, so by now they might be charging admission (so it's best to check ahead) .The guy at the front was very nice, cordial, asking where we were from, etc. and explained a short... More 

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Address: Carrera del Darro, 31, 18010 Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 34-958-222-339
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Granada  >  Granada>  > Albaicín

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