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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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Small but very interesting

This old Moorish bath house is well preserved with good interpretive visuals. The ceilings are amazing with their star shaped skylights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old Moorish bath house is well preserved with good interpretive visuals. The ceilings are amazing with their star shaped skylights.

Thank chewat
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These baths are well worth a visit. They used to be part of the Mosque of the Walnut Tree which has long gone. The baths remain and are pretty much complete (albeit no water!).They were built in the 11th century and are said to be among the oldest and most complete baths in Spain. One of the Granada tourist information... More 

Thank Neil J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very short visit as the baths are small. The entrance fee is like 2 or 3 euros. The ceilings are beautiful, nice to take pictures to the light coming in. Must be spectacular on a rainy day.

Thank pinacolada2017
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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

Thank Gabriel B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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 

Thank Dimitris L
Ayr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Thank Craigie1
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 

Thank Richard B
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.

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.

Thank JKe8630
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).

Thank Jan B

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