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El Banuelo

Address: Carrera del Darro, 31, 18010 Granada, Spain (Albaicín)
Phone Number: 34-958-222-339
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Ranked #23 of 93 Attractions in Granada
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Krakow, Poland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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197 reviews 197 reviews
37 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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53 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

El Banuela is a well preserved Arab/Moor bath, set back off the Carrera del Darro - so look out for it as you walk along. You do get a feel for the size and layout as you pass through the various rooms. There is an explanation of the baths, in several languages, as you go in, but that's as far... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This historic Moorish Baths were built one thousand years ago and were preserved very well. The style seems to have Roman influence. The ceiling are dotted with octogonals and star-shaped skylights~ very beautiful. This is a place of historic interest, Free admission. Be careful! It is accessed through a small gate. Easy to miss when walking by.

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Ghent, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Free entrance and a good general view of what the baths were. Historically interesting but not a piece of art to remember

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