El Banuelo, or the Banos del Nogal, an 11th century bathhouse in Zirid style, in El Albayzin, the medieval Moorish old town of Granada, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The entrance to the baths is in a house, remodelled in the Christian period, with a patio that opening to the original house of the watchman. Inside is a hall with access to 3 thermal rooms, cold, warm and hot. The hot room has an underground hypocaust for heating the room and 2 water containers. The barrel vaults have skylights for ventilation and temperature adjustment. From the 8th to the 15th centuries, Granada was under muslim rule and retains a distinctive Moorish heritage. Granada was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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El Banuelo, or the Banos del Nogal, an 11th century bathhouse in Zirid style, in El Albayzin, the medieval Moorish old town of Granada, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The entrance to the baths is in a house, remodelled in the Christian period, with a patio that opening to the original house of the watchman. Inside is a hall with access to 3 thermal rooms, cold, warm and hot. The hot room has an underground hypocaust for heating the room and 2 water containers. The barrel vaults have skylights for...
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