The Bañuelo or El Bañuelo (a diminutive of Spanish baño "bath"), also known as the Baño del Nogal ("Bath of the Walnut") or Hammam al-Yawza, is a preserved historic hammam (Islamic bathhouse) in Granada, Spain. It is located in the Albaicin quarter of the city, on the banks of the Darro River. It was used as a bathhouse up until the 16th century at least, before becoming defunct and being converted to other uses. In the 20th century it underwent numerous restorations by Spanish experts and is now open as a tourist attraction.
Bathhouses (hammams) of this type were a common feature of Muslim cities across the Muslim world, serving both a social and religious purpose. They assisted Muslims in the performance of ablutions, especially the full-body ablutions or ghusl, which were required for certain situations. They also served the general purpose of hygiene as well as being a place for socialization. Their layout and function was modeled on the Roman bathhouses which preceded them and which had already been part of urban life in the region for generations.
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Max Um | May 2, 2018
At first I was a bit pessimistic at the thought of an Arab Hammam at the foot of the Alhambra. The idea had tourist trap stamped all over it. However I was very wrong! We used the baths (hot, cold, warm and a steam bath) which was fab. Relaxing music and lighting really help you unwind. Massages and body scrub are also available which my wife made good use of the next day and loved.
Kathy L | Jan 24, 2018
This bath was fantastic, 100% recommend. It's a bit hard to find, cross the bridge behind another building. I purchased tickets for "emerge" ahead of time at 35 Euros per person, which is bath only no massage. Once you enter, there's a cute waiting room with tea. Then we were brought into the changing rooms. Here there are showers, lockers, sinks, curtained changing booths, and makeup touch up spot which I greatly appreciated. Swim suit mandatory, 1 big towel provided. Once ready, someone brings you in. There are 2 hot baths (1 with steam every 15 min or so), 1 medium, and 1 cold. Also free teas inside. Whole place was dark and atmospheric. Very cool and looks like the olden day baths. Unfortunately couldn't take photos as you can't bring bags and stuff past the changing rooms. Massage area is separate so won't be awkward.
Alejandro Forero Cuervo | Apr 7, 2018
Very pleasant baths: hot water, cold water, and medium. They have steam baths, but they were too cold for our taste. They offer several massage options. The massages are pretty good. Make sure you book online in advance.
Annelies Omvlee | Apr 12, 2018
Simply amazing in all regards. Beautifully designed, great temperatures, superb staff, quick and efficient. You don’t have to worry about a thing, they take care of everything, up to the point of providing a little plastic bag for your wet bathing suit. Perfect!
Nancy Chang | Apr 22, 2018
The massage service was very relaxing and sensual. The bath is beautiful and located tucked behind some side streets. Super sexy, intimate and beautiful space. We got matching Hammam bathing suits that we took to the Malaga location.
Yien Li Yap | Jun 25, 2018
So glad I did this. It was clean, relaxing and fun. The baths are beautiful. If you're conscious about being single maybe you won't enjoy the fact that it's co-ed with lots of couples around, but even if you're just chilling on your own you'll be fine. I've had better massages elsewhere, but it was pretty good.
Mikel Mendezona | Jun 22, 2018
Very nice place. Beautiful inside they also strive to keep a calm and quite vibe. Very attentive to the details and the whole tour is big enough with 4-5 rooms inside. They speak at least English and spanish. A bit pricey (35€) if you don't want a massage though but both place and experience were really cool and relaxing.
Alicia | May 26, 2018
A wonderful experience. Very friendly and professional sraff. The baths are absolutely beautiful and you can't help but lose yourself and enjoy. There is no detail missed in the amenities provided. Last but not least, one of the best massages I've ever had. I only had 30 minutes but Maria was excellent, not rushed, full body massage and full relaxation. Very very pleased. Highly recommend.
Katerina Jackson-Suchkova | Jul 3, 2018
Very clean facilities and overall a very relaxing experience. The stuff that works there is very attentive and welcoming. 90min will leave you refreshed and ready for the rest of the day.
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