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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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Beautifully preserved Ancient Baths

Not a big tourist attraction but worth the short detour to explore these Ancient Baths. Admission is free and it's nice to see something this wonderful without swarms of people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Not a big tourist attraction but worth the short detour to explore these Ancient Baths. Admission is free and it's nice to see something this wonderful without swarms of people. Quiet, beautiful and a wonderful little slice of historical Granada.

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La Rochelle, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Had tripadvisor not existed, we would never had stopped and enter this tiny place en la Carrera del Darro. These old baths are extremely well conserved and so peaceful. It really is amazing to imagine how they were used. A highly recommended visit.

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liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I knew of this spot but it is hard to find, and you must look out for a sign on the building as you walk up the riverside. Free to enter, it is very small and only contains the rooms but no water in baths as they are no longer used.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

During our tour of Granada, this was the perfect place to escape the heath! It is one of the best preserved Arab baths! Lovely and charming, one of the must see places in Granada!

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Baths from Moorish times, really well preserved. Situated on Carrera del Daro on the right side. The entrance is not very good marked. Entrance is free of charge. This 11th century baths consist of several chambers with ceiling with stars (actually holes for ventilation). On hot summer days is cool place to chill inside or in patio with small fountain.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Hammam El Banuelo is a short walk up from Plaza Nueva and thanks to a walking tour map (thanks Rick Steves!) we did not miss this very cool and understated 11th century Moorish bath. Entrance is by way of a tiny unassuming courtyard and a small doorway brings you into a series of rooms. Some of the intricate design... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is worth stepping into if you are passing by (or have a particular interest). It gives an idea of how nice the baths would have been.

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We visited the Bañuelo, which are the Arab Baths of the city. There are several rooms there. What I liked were the ceilings with eight-sided stars that acted like skylights for the rooms. They were scattered in a pattern on the domes of the rooms.

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Niteroi, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

El Banuelo is an interesting visit. You do not need more than 15 minutes to visit it, but is nice whenever is one of the Albaycin Neighborhood attraction.

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Granada, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

When you go to the Carrera del Darro, don't forget to check the little door on the left side. It's free to enter and you'll be led to an ancient arab bath, the only one of the city to have survived the Reconquista. It will enable you to take shade while the AUgust sun is pounding outside. More here :... More 

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