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Hammams of Andalusia

  • Andalusia, Spain

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Last updated: 13 March, 2024

Of all the Moorish memories in Andalusia, the baths are one thing you can truly experience as the locals did centuries ago. 

The Arabs learned about baths from the Romans, and built them throughout Andalusia, but the Christians of the Reconquista thought cleanliness was sinful and closed them down. In 1998, they began to reopen, first in Granada; others have been newly built in historic buildings, and recreate them in spirit.

Each offers the ancient Arabic bath ritual in alternating cold, warm and hot pools, as well as extra massage options, including classic Moroccan exfoliating kessa essential oil massage and black soap scrub on a hot stone.  

Who to go with: tour operators

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Aire Ancient Baths

  • Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Soothingly low-lit large pool inside the Hammam

Experience

Set in a 500-year-old Mudejar palace, offering a vast range of experiences and rituals, including a wine bath. Afterwards, relax in the rooftop pool. The night visits are especially magical, and a great antidote to jetlag.

Adult price: £20

Min age 18

Good for age: 18+

Duration: 1-3 hours

Aljibe de San Miguel

  • Granada, Andalusia, Spain

A visitor bathing in a large rectangular bath inside the Hammam

Experience

Atmospheric, Arab-style baths by Granada cathedral, with a hammam, aromatherapy treatments and exceptional massages including al-hakam, a full-body coating of warm chocolate, pepper and cinnamon.

Adult price: £22

Min age 10

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 1-3 hours

Hammam Al Andalus

  • Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain

Stone hammam beds under arches beside the bathing pool

Experience

Next to La Mezquita, a small hammam in a traditional Andalusian brick, tiles and garden setting. The massages are excellent including the hot stone bed option; it’s so relaxing your two-hour slot will seem to fly by. Book online here.

Adult price: £29

Min age 18

Good for age: 18+

Duration: 1-3 hours

Hammam Al Andalus

  • Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

Interior of the dimly-lit hammam, showing candle-lit pool

Experience

A monumental, atmospheric complex of inviting pools that resembles a movie set, with a steam sauna and hot table, and 30-minute massages on offer. Client numbers are strictly limited so be sure to book online.

Adult price: £30

Min age 5

Good for age: 13+

Hammam Al Andalus

  • Granada, Andalusia, Spain

A green tiled pool surrounded by arches with a curved ceiling

Experience

Stunningly-restored 13th-century Arab baths, using pure water from the Sierra Nevada in a range of Moroccan-style aromatherapy massages. Numbers are limited to make sure you book online before you go.

Adult price: £30

Min age 5

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 1-3 hours

Hammam Andalusi

  • Jerez del Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

A long pool inside a hammam, surrounded by red walls with handing lanterns

Experience

A hammam in an atmospheric 18th-century house, decorated in traditional Andalusian style, with tiles, stuccoes and woodwork. It’s unique in that especially caters to couples; their ‘Love Ritual’ ends with a champagne dinner on the panoramic roof terrace.

Adult price: £25

Min age 12

Good for age: 13+

Duration: 1-3 hours

Logistics

Price from: £15
Minimum age: 8
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 1-3 hours

Getting there & doing it

Sessions (book online) generally last 90 minutes, and are open to men and women; bring a swimsuit and don’t plan a big activity afterwards; you’ll feel so relaxed you may just want to sleep.

When to do it

Hammams are generally open all year round seven days a week, from around 10am until midnight. 

Who to go with: organised tours

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Our selection of the best Viator tours of this attraction or activity

  • Granada

Soak up the serenity at Granada's Hammam Al Ándalus, magnificent Arabian baths located at the foot of the Alhambra palace complex. Spend 1.5 hours at your leisure, luxuriating in the opulently designed thermal baths and steam room. Sip refreshing mint tea and water as you unwind, then head to the Aroma Corner for a 15- 30 or 45 -minute relaxation massage, using your choice of oils. Alternatively, upgrade to a 30-minute Midra 30 or 45-minute Midra 45, both of which include an exfoliating body scrub.

Price €73

Min age 13

Rating 4.39 / 5 [491 ratings]

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  • Malaga

Recline and relax in Malaga’s heavenly Hammam Al Ándalus, a luxurious Arabian baths located near the old Medina. Head inside to unwind and spend 1.5 hours at leisure in the opulently designed thermal baths and steam room. Sip on mint tea, while away time in the baths, and then head to the Aroma Corner for a 15-minute massage or 30-minute massage with an exfoliating scrub. Alternatively, upgrade to a Midra purifying massage that exfoliates and stimulates circulation.

Price €56

Min age 5

Rating 4.13 / 5 [378 ratings]

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  • Cordoba

Enjoy 75 minutes of ultimate relaxation at Cordoba’s alluring Arabian baths, Hammam Al Ándalus! The tranquil haven exudes understated Arabian opulence at its finest, with features like candle-lit walkways, thermal plunge pools and a steam room. Relax in the baths and sipping on fresh mint tea. Alternatively, if you choose MIMMA15 service, you can take to a 15-minute relaxing massage.

Price €60

Min age 0

Rating 4.50 / 5 [269 ratings]

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  • Cordoba

This walking tour through the streets of Cordoba allows you to get to know the history and traditions of this intriguing city, with its beguiling mix of Roman, Arabic and Spanish history. See top city attractions like Cordoba Mezquita (cathedral-mosque) and Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos. If you want to submit to total relaxation after your tour, upgrade to include 2.5 hours at leisure inside Baños Árabes de Cordoba, one of the city’s Arabian baths with thermal plunge pools and a steam room.

Price €45

Min age 0

Rating 4.22 / 5 [93 ratings]

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