El Banuelo

El Banuelo, Granada: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, El Banuelo Reviews: 4/5

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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia29,236 contributions
A bit of history
Jun 2019
El Banuelo is the site of what used to be the Arab Baths. This 11th century relic is one of the oldest surviving monuments from the Moorish period. It is apparently one of the most well preserved in Spain, so its significance is enhanced. Unfortunately not much remains, but the surviving monument provides the inquisitive visitor with some idea of what used to be the glories of the past. The lovely moorish architecture is still clearly visible, and so is the brickwork and beautiful columns. There are some really interesting skylights in the shape of stars. The Arab Baths were in a way the equivalent of modern brothels, so that might give you an idea of their use and the sort of services they provided. However you will need to use your imagination during your visit. We were lucky enough to visit this interesting place on a day when entry was free.
Written May 1, 2020
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J S
London, UK538 contributions
Not quite enough for €5
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
Nothing to see
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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Amelia C
Enfield, UK349 contributions
Interesting but needs some explanations
Jul 2019 • Family
We wondered from room to room. It was interesting to seen the columns and stars and circles in the roof for light but it would have been even better if there had been some explanations for each room. Free entry on Sundays.
Written July 28, 2019
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nsander219
Chelmsford, UK498 contributions
Worth A Short Visit
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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RSN57
Glasgow, UK36 contributions
A small complex of authentic rooms and courtyards that previously housed baths.
May 2019 • Couples
El Banuelo is well positioned on the side of the river walk in the Albaucin area of Granada. The smallish network of rooms are empty so you need to use your imagination to envisage the baths in use, but the architecture is authentic and the stonework helps create an atmosphere of tranquility.
Written July 9, 2019
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sales630
Lincoln, UK26 contributions
Easily missed but shouldnt be
Jun 2019 • Family
For the cost of an icecream you can step back in time, a small beautiful hamman.
We loved it , yes you are spoilt by so many other great places in Granada but this is an understated little gem. If you are in the Darro area just drop in for twenty minutes of tranquility and rest bite from the heat.
Written July 4, 2019
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Sirisha
Omaha234 contributions
Not worth the visit
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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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy1,551 contributions
Great monument!
May 2019 • Solo
El Bañuelo is a nice example of Arab baths in Granada. It consists of three halls, and you access the bath from a small courtyard luxuriant in vegetation.
The ceilings have holes (some of them in the form of a star) to let in some daylight, but not too much.

It is restored, but in a pleasant and non-invasive way.

You can buy a single ticket and visit Horno De Oro, Dar al Horra and Bañuelo. Free entrance on Sundays (as of May 2019)
Written May 16, 2019
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Blue Amigo
Paris, France242 contributions
Not so much to see
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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