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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nick koprowicz (9 months ago)
This was a truly indulgent experience. Hammam Al Ándalus should be on any visitors list when travelling to Granada. Situated maybe 20 minutes walk from Alhambra, we visited the Hammam after our guided tour. It was a great way to unwind and release some of the tension and stress from non-stop travelling. Be prepared to enjoy baths of various temperatures, soothing music, and dim lights. The ambience is otherworldly and I found myself sitting peacefully and meditating. Definitely worth the visit.
Laura Stocks (10 months ago)
This hammam is gorgeous and well-run! Upon entry we had a hand cleansing ritual and were explained what to expect. The limited capacity made it feel as if we had the whole place to ourselves, but there is a time limit (and no clocks) so it can be a bit tough to judge when it's time to wrap it up. All you need to bring is a swimsuit (though they are also available for purchase), but recommend a hairbrush too as the combs provided aren't suitable for long hair. Masks worn upon entry, in the changing rooms, and during treatment, but not in the baths themselves.
Benjamin Chavatte (10 months ago)
We came here as a couple and being a guy who never did any massage or anything I was kinda anxious based on the negative reviews here. Our experience was fantastic, it's not huge but it's not made to swim but the pools are nicely made and you really travel to another place and time. The massage was fabulous and 1:30 is more than enough to enjoy and leave as a new person!
Alex Cameron (11 months ago)
My second time here. The baths are fantastic and a wonderful experience. Be warned, however, that if you book the (expensive) 60 min “deep” massage it will significantly impact your time in the baths - I was only allowed 30 mins since they work on the basis of shifts - you all go into the baths and leave at the same time. This wasn’t enough. In other words you pay (much) more to get less. Secondly, they advertise a “deep” 60 min massage but it was nothing of the sort. I’d hoped it would be a deep tissue massage, which is what I needed. Instead what I got was simply a longer Swedish massage which was basic and didn’t do what I’d hoped.
Paulina Jänsch (12 months ago)
Nice Hammam, looks beautiful and not too crowded. BUT we booked 90 minutes but the personnel asked everyone to leave 20 minutes early, the message I had was nice but also felt way shorter than what was booked. All in all it was overpriced but still a decent experience, wouldnt necessarily go back.
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