The excellent conservation of the Arab bath house gives an idea of what life was like in Arab Granada
The Bañuelo are Arab baths dating back to the 11th century,numbering amongst the oldest, most important and most complete, in terms of their conservation, in Spain, whilst also representing one of the oldest monuments bequeathed by Moorish Granada. It is one of the few places of this nature that were not destroyed by the Catholic Monarchs, as, amongst Christians, Arab baths had a reputation comparable to brothels. Only a private home has been built on the site since the city fell to Christian forces, which now serves as the entrance to the baths.
Its floor plan is rectangular and its walls are made of concrete, whilst the various chambers are covered by brickwork vaults featuring octagonal skylights fashioned as stars.
Photo by Javier Sánchez