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The Alhambra improves the accessibility of the Bañuelo

28/03/2016

The Alhambra improves the accessibility of the Bañuelo

The Council of the Alhambra has improved the accessibility of the Bañuelo, one of the best conserved Arabic baths in the whole country, which dates from the 11th century. The aim is to make the bath more accessible to disabled people thanks to building works it is also considering performing in the other monuments it manages. By carrying out these works on the entrance to the Bañuelo, one of the oldest and best conserved Arabic baths in Spain, the management of the most visited monument in the country is showing its concern for the accessibility of culture.

The Alhambra has also announced that it is currently studying the other properties that it manages in order to analyse the best way to combine accessibility and conservation.

 

El Bañuelo, situated opposite the remains of the Puente del Cadí Bridge, was built in the 11th century during the Zirid Taifa. The whole bath is covered with small domes with star-shaped and octagonal skylights, which provide both light and ventilation for the baths and give them a soft-lit, cosy atmosphere. El Bañuelo is part of the Dobla de Oro route of Hispano-Muslim monuments run by the Alhambra since 2012. Various monuments on this route have also been made more accessible recently, such as the Dar al-Horra Palace and the Horno de Oro Morisco house, providing an attractive tourism and cultural itinerary through the World Heritage sites of the Alhambra and Granada. 

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