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El Banuelo

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Address: Carrera Darro 31, 18010 Granada, Spain
Phone Number: 34-958-222-339
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$178*
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3.5 Hour Private City Tour of Granada

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History alive

History comes alive in the El Banuelo. It is in a site that can easily be missed unless you are really looking for it. We were lucky enough to visit on a 'free' day, although the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
Dimitris L
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

definitely humbling seeing how people used bath houses in the past.... great architecture as well, especially after taking a course on art history. Never a dull moment observing the ancient ruins and restricted areas

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

History comes alive in the El Banuelo. It is in a site that can easily be missed unless you are really looking for it. We were lucky enough to visit on a 'free' day, although the nermal admission fee is quite small. The baths are, or more correctly, would have been, absolutely amazing in their heyday. Today they are not... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

An interesting building through a fairly nondescript door. Small entrance charge despite my guide book saying it was free. Building interior was interesting but look up because the ceilings are lovely with all the little windows which cast light patterns on the floors and walls. Person on the desk also put us on to a traditional house with courtyard which... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The baths are easily missed. You walk up the hill from Plaza Nueve with the river on your right. Half way up it is on your left. Very small signage. We visited on a free day and well worth it. The ceilings in the bath house with the star roof lights are excellent. A bit more information would have been... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We went on a Sat morning when admission was free. In and out in a few minutes. Not sure how they justify a separate admission. Admission is also included in some,other tourist packages.

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Akaa, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Entrance is really simple and easy to bypass, but when you find it and go inside it is interesting and gives you some idea of Moorish life, at least their baths and relaxing, architecture and decoration.

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Thundersley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Easy to miss on your way up the Carrera del Darro. Well presented information to explain the building. Good idea to get a combined ticket allowing you into two other Moorish properties (Casa Horno De Oro & Dar Al-Horra Palace - great views from latter). There's also Casa de Zafra (free).

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Thank Jan B
Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

A sweet little building that can almost be overlooked - loved the stars out out of the ceiling - simple and beautiful!

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Cutar, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We made a point of finding this attraction when we were in Granada for the day. We were in and out just before a large school group so we found it time well spent. They even had a nice toilet that we used. Overall the attraction is not huge, not expensive but worth it. It was also a nice break... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

In combination with some other 'palaces' in the neighborhood one can visit the bath house for €5,- per person. That is worth it. You should only not forget that.these places close at 14:30 until 17:00 h. One gets a proper idea of how life in the houses was in Moorish times.

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