Combine history and indulgence on an unforgettable day in Granada. Spend the morning exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Alhambra, followed by a relaxing afternoon Arab Bath.
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Quiromassage and aromatherapy (if option selected)
- Conducted in English
In the morning, visit one of the most visited monuments in the world The Alhambra (approximately 2.5 hours). Its construction was started by the founder of the Nasrid Dynasty: Mohammed Ibn Alhamar, in the 16th century, at the red hill known as Assabic, which overlooks Granada . The fortress or alcazaba was built in first place, and afterwards, the Royal Palace and the highest part of the Alhambra which became the court member residence. Later on, Charles V commissioned a palace to be built at the same site.
You have the afternoon free before making your way to indulge in an Arab bath, where the murmur of water intermingles with jasmine notes and mint tea. All senses will sail away in a sea of arches and blue vaults over hexagonal adobe columns. The Arab bath, apart from its effect on the body and soul by means of weak light and essential oils, has been considered a social meeting center, where business was celebrated and where important daily life questions were discussed.
The hamman offers a new concept of bathing, focused on general body care, keeping the peaceful atmosphere and the simple refinement inherited from Al-Andalus.
You have the option of combining the Arab bath with a massage and aromatherapy.
Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Granada hotels
Departure Time: Between 9:15am and 9:45am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm, you are then required to make your own way to the Arab Baths which will conclude at approximately 7:30pm
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The Alhambra was breathtaking. he start of the tour felt shambolic, but the guide we had was awesome and the experience was definitely enhanced by his knowledge and presence. We had to work to get the address of the baths from the tour company when the Alhambra tour was complete as they took the voucher right at the beginning, it wasn’t needed for the bath. There really needs to be a system where you are given a brochure from the baths so you have a name and address, instead of someone pointing at a map. That being said, the 11th Century Arab baths were an amazing experience and one we will never forget.
Reviewed by: Anonymous, Australia