Arabian Baths

Granada, Spain

Tucked away underneath a private house about halfway along the Carrera del Darro are the oldest and best-preserved Arabic baths in Spain. The Banuelo dates from around the 11th century and its elegant Moorish archways and domed ceilings are still amazingly intact after a thousand years (although the baths themselves have long since vanished). Undoubtedly, after the Alhambra and the Generalife, this is the greatest surviving instance of Moorish architecture in Granada.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Kari S (15 months ago)
What an incredibly relaxing experience! Everyone we spoke to was kind and so soothing. My partner and I had the Midra 30 service, which is access to the baths plus 30 minutes of massage. We felt so amazing after. It a sensory experience in every way. They offer everything you need in more- they have delicious mint tea to drink, lockers that lock on their own, bags for wet bathing suits, towels to use, shower gels, shampoo, conditioner, as well as various lotions and creams in the change room to put on after you are done. There are attendants who explain where to go and what to do in a step by step way. It did not seem crowded at all, it is definitely popular but I felt as if my partner and I had plenty of space in different pools and the sauna. The massage/ treatment service is lovely. The interior design is incredibly beautiful. The only thing to keep in mind is that if you are waiting for someone, you do need to wait outside at the end and the times listed on google are not correct (when we were walking over, google said it was closed but thankfully that's a mistake).
Tansy Lin (2 years ago)
We booked MIDRA 45 with the Arab bath + the traditional Kessa bath (hammam/scrub) + 30mins relaxing massage for the night after visiting the Alhambra during the day. It was exactly what we needed! The baths were relaxing with 3 different water temperatures. We didn’t try the coldest one but the other two. The staff told us in the beginning they will come find us in the bath pools when our masseur/masseuse is ready for Kessa and massage. Kessa was nice, though the scrub they use was a bit harsh on the skin but my skin felt like a baby afterwards. The massage was also comforting with just about right pressure. All in all I’d recommend this place. Remember to bring your swimming suit as the place serves all genders!
José A (2 years ago)
Front desk staff was helpful but once you are in the bath is not organize I just left today and one of the masseur was rude and the other masseurs try to cover for her. I went there with a big group but it dint live up to the vibe at least this location
Krystel Mittnacht (2 years ago)
Really authentic, cool and calming experience.. I choosed the 45 mins bath + exfoliation and 15 mins massage and that was pretty right although I would of love to have more time for a massage .. the atmosphere is so relaxing and the service is excellent, tea is provided with/without sugar and every detail for the after shower is there..from deodorant,oils for the body, dryer GHD , night cream .. ? It s a excellent treat for the soul !
Lee-anne Lindsay (2 years ago)
Just loved this experience The rituals are nice with hand washing As you enter into this step back in history of the baths , kind of feel like Alice in wonderland down the rabbit hole ? The 4 different temperature pools all unique in there own right The large steam room And massages excellent A little peppermint tea station All extremely clean and well run
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