In the roof of the bath houses there were a series of star shaped vents, designed to be opened when the heat from the chamber became too great.
The vents were stained glass, so that during the day they let in light and gave the impression of bathing under the night sky.
The baths were also essential to personal hygiene - when at the baths you would remove unwanted hair, wash, and even have massages. Midra45 - bath for 45 minutes, 30 minutes massage and 15 minutes of traditional kessa, €100.
After enjoying a functioning hammam it is well worthwhile visiting the Bañuelo, a monument that gives you an insight into how the Arab baths in Granada were in the past.
Granada preserves some of the oldest hammams in Spain.
" It was one of those wee red cashbox things and she keeps it in a drawer by the bed, under some pictures and books.
Every key she has is on the same keyring - it took me a while to find the right one.