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Banys Arabs (Arab Baths)

Carrer de Serra, 7, Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
971-72-15-49
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: Tenth century baths that are the only existing ruins of the Arab city of Medina Mayurqa.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: Tenth century baths that are the only existing ruins of the Arab city of Medina Mayurqa.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I have been reading a lot of criticism on TripAdvisor about the arab baths, but the fact is you get what you pay for! It is only 2,50,- euros to enter and given that it is the last remaining piece of Muslim history on the island of Palma de Mallorca, I would say that's a small price to pay! No... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Arab Baths are a small site of one-time baths. There is a 5 Euro admission, which is high for what you are getting. Probably not worth seeing, if time is short.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Well, I expected something better, different, better curated. The Banys Àrabs consist of 2 rooms and a big patio in where a video in English, German and Spanish explains how arabs used baths a social, hygienic and communities meetings. Unless you're into archeology of the cities, don't go.

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Cary, North Carolina
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

After visiting Bath, England and the baths there, I was interested in visiting Banys Arabs in Majorca. It is very inexpensive and it doesn't take long to see, but it was fun having a destination as we wandered the small streets and allies. I highly recommend reading the information in the different rooms as it really brings the place to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

On the plus side, this is a pleasant and tranquil spot deep in the alleyways of Palma, and its cheap (2.5 Euros) to get in. The garden area is lovely albeit rather unkempt. However, there's not really much to see of the baths, the sound quality of the video is poor, and there is very little explanation of what is... More 

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you like history. If you like getting off the beaten track of restaurants, bars and tourists. If you like going "off piste" along Palma's mediaeval backstreets. Then I'd certainly recommend you search out the Arabs Baths (the only remaining Moorish building in Palma). 10' walk from the central avenues of this lovely city. Yes only a couple of rooms... More 

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Dartmouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Follow the signs and enjoy the wander around some really quiet and lovely alleyways to get to the Banys Arabs. It's only a couple of Euros to go in to see them and it takes about 15 minutes max to see all there is to see. Take a book and sit down under the trees to chill out for a... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The baths themselves are just one room. They are unique and interesting looking. These are the only remains of the time that the Arabs were in Palma. The baths are well preserved and when you think of all the other destructions that has taken place over the years, it is kind of amazing these are still around. There is also... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

this attraction only costs 5 euros for two people to visit but quite frankly it is an average looking, but well maintained , small enclosed garden with a couple of old bathing areas which offer very little to the average visitor and require a lot of imagination in order to conjure up any sense of history

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Glasgow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's all been said before. The baths are in the old part of Palma close to the cathedral. There are lots of beautiful narrow streets to explore in the area as well as interesting independent shops. It can be quite tiring wandering about on a hot day so if you are in the area this provides a cool, shady garden... More 

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