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  • Sally62
    Northampton, United Kingdom5,685 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but interesting
    Situated alongside the River Darro, these baths were built in 11th century and are apparently some of the best preserved in Spain. They are interesting but small. Entry was included in the Granada Card that we had but bear in mind that it will only take 10-15 minutes to look around if you have to pay the entry fee.
    Visited September 2022
    Written August 17, 2023
  • MarcusHurley
    Calne, United Kingdom10,307 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth 5 minutes of your time
    This is an interesting old Moorish bath house alongside the river Darro. Entry is via a combined ticket with 3 other places (we only visited one, the Palacio de Dar al-Horra) and costs €7 for a day ticket for all 4. There are only a few rooms in the baths, they are pretty but there is no information to read so we were in and out in less than 10 minutes.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 30, 2024
  • R K L
    Seattle, Washington3,746 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    what you visualize in your mind's eye can be incredible...
    El Banuelo was a nicely-preserved piece of Muslim/Spanish history to leisurely walk through and take a step back in time. By most accounts, the building housing the baths dates back to the 11th or 12th century, so it always helps to have an active imagination when choosing to visit historical attractions like this. What you only visually choose to see is not always what you can get. But what you can visualize in your mind's eye can be incredible. We have toured a number of other ancient bath houses around the world, and it is always interesting to be able to compare them.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 5, 2024
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is an interesting old Moorish bath house alongside the river Darro. Entry is via a combined ticket with 3 other places (we only visited one, the Palacio de Dar al-Horra) and costs €7 for a day ticket for all 4.
There are only a few rooms in the baths, they are pretty but there is no information to read so we were in and out in less than 10 minutes.
Written April 30, 2024
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Denise H
Madison, WI109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This site was located near our hotel - so we stopped. But it was very expensive for a family of 4... there was no child/student discount. It took approximately 5 minutes. It officially included two other sites - and was explained to us that we could visit those other sites as well.
Written July 24, 2022
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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO1,471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Small but wonderfully retained/restored, this is a quick stop to view some history. Since most Arab baths were destroyed when the Catholics took back southern Spain in the mid centuries, one that is this well-kept is hard to find. There is not a lot to see so a very quick stop but it was also free to get in the day we were there.
Written March 21, 2023
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O M E R
Greater London, UK3,023 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
Arab baths in Granada used to be part of the “Mosque of the Walnut tree”, which previously stood here. These baths were built in the 11th century and are considered to be among the oldest baths in Spain. Apart from being a place of hygiene, this was a traditional meeting point for locals. These baths had cool, central and finally hot rooms and star-shaped holes in the roof (which can be seen even today when you visit) for allowing light to enter and steam to escape. Baths are located at “Carerra del Daro “(along Daro river), 5 minutes walk from the well-known Plaza Nueva and Calle Elvira. We bought a ticket for 5 or 6 attractions from Alhambra official website (Separate from Alhambra palace ticket) for 5 Euros each, which is well worth it.
Written March 31, 2019
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J S
London, UK517 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This is a good little site, but really not enough for the €5 entrance fee (which also covers two other sites). The good thing about that is that you’ll have the place per much to yourself for the three minutes you spend in there. Not much in the way of information
Written February 21, 2020
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Martina
Varna, Bulgaria481 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Yes, the bath is old (11th century), but there is literary nothing to see. the ticket costs 5 EUR and it allows you to visit 3 other places (again not that interesting and not located closely to each other) - Dar al-Horra Palace, Horno de Oro House and Corral del Carbon. So, if you are in Granada for a longer period and happen to be around on Sunday (when the entrance is free), perhaps you could pay a visit.
Written December 13, 2019
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nsander219
Chelmsford, UK621 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
As has been said this is a small place but is only a short walk from the centre. You can purchase a ticket (5 Euros) which covers this and other sites around the Albacin. As has been intimated below it is a wonder this has even survived. The short visit does require imagination but is a delight. This is rated on the basis of knowing what you are visiting.
Written July 17, 2019
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Sirisha
Omaha310 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We visited on Sunday and apparently it is free on Sunday to visit this place. Normally cost is 2 euros per person. I cannot imagine why they are charging for this place. There is really nothing to see here. You cannot even imagine what it used to look like. Maximum it will take you about 8 minutes to see this place. Not worth the time or money.
Written July 1, 2019
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Blue Amigo
Paris, France240 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I visited El Banuelo because i bought the 4 monument ticket 5euros, the visit will take you 10mins maximum, its an old hamam that was ruined and banked by the Christian queen.
Written May 12, 2019
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kathystivin
West Vancouver, Canada90 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Skip this if you already have tickets to Alhambra because there is one just like it in the Alhambra complex as you approach the Royal Palace.
Written August 6, 2018
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