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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Catherine Annis (15 months ago)
Fabulous. Stunning decor, really evocative. Massage was very good, respectful and careful in the best way. Pools of war hot hotter and cold just gorgeous. Will go again. Recommended.
Samer Serhan (15 months ago)
Awesome experience. Very relaxing. The mint and Moroccan tea was amazing. The ‘hot pools’ could definitely be hotter, same with the ‘hot stones’, they were warm at best, not what you’d expect from your typical hot tub/jacuzzi where it really relaxes you. The cold pool was way too cold for me! But that’s just me. Awesome steam room. Very tranquil experience, nice music, smells, and the ambience inside is relaxing (cave like, Andalusian art etc.) Just wish the water was hotter in the two hot spas.
Dillon Waters (15 months ago)
What a beautiful and transcending experience. Must book and must see. I booked my bath a few weeks before I arrived so I recommend doing the same. The interior of the baths are completely stunning and in perfect condition. You will feel at peace for 2 hours. A must if you are in Granada
Jon Bekkevoll (15 months ago)
We had a good time here. Our stay included 30 minutes massage which where good. The place make you feel like you stay some hundred years ago. Professional in all ways. We ordered by phone the same night. What takes it down is that it’s a bit of a traffic machine. I understand that you can’t make it all individual but I felt it like that.
Ruhee Mitha (17 months ago)
This place was the highlight of Granada for me. The whole experience was perfect. It was soothing and relaxing in the baths. I definitely recommend getting the massage as well. Go crazy and get the full hour- I did and it was wonderful. The facility is clean and beautiful and the service was great. I honestly felt more connected to the andalusian history by experiencing the baths than I did looking at the historic monuments.
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