Looking for the best spa in Malaga? I have found it! Actually, it would be wrong to call Hammam Al Andalus a spa, because it’s not. It’s so much more than that. It's a whole experience - it feels like going into a time machine and enjoying the original Arab baths that date back to the days of the Roman empire. The Hammam is probably the oldest surviving bath tradition in the world. And the popularity of this ancient steam bath ritual has only grown over the years. And after visiting the Hammam Al Andalus in Malaga I completely understand why.
The whole experience at this stunning Arab baths in the heart of Malaga is really one of a kind. It is because before Hammam Al Ándalus Málaga opened its doors in 2013, they spent several years studying and developing a carefully detailed Moorish- inspired architectural project. The Hammam is located in the centre, in the old Medina, very close to the ruins of the city's old Arab wall. They are infused with the warm and luminous atmosphere that is so characteristic of the area, and it really helps to recreate the social ritual of Andalusia and this is what the whole idea of this Hammam is about. It’s about keeping the tradition - from the design and feel to the aromas and music.
How long is the Hammam circuit?
The circuit lasts 1,5 hours, including the time of the massage if you have booked one. It’s completely up to you how long you spend at each point of the circuit inside the Hammam that features three water rooms: a warm room at 36 °, a hot room at 40 º and a cold room at 18 º. You can also enjoy the steam room and the rest room where you can continue relaxing while savouring the tastes of a traditional Arabic drink produced from a smooth and aromatic blend of green tea with mint.
What do you need to bring?
Just your bathing suit. But don’t worry about taking any footwear with you, since the circuit through the Hammam is done barefoot. Another thing I really loved about Hammam, was the fact that you don’t need to wear a swimming cap. They also provide a towel, gel, shampoo, a hairdryer, moisturizing cream and lockers for storing personal items are also available in the dressing rooms. Another really important detail I noticed in their dressing rooms was the fact that not only do they offer at least 6 hair dryers, you also have hair straighteners available! This really is a 5 star Hammam.
We enjoyed a 15-minute Traditional Kessa treatment during our visit, which is a purifying massage to renew your skin based on the Andalusian technique, using a Kessa glove and red grape soap. The sensation of this procedure was amazing, it was so soothing and relaxing, I totally forgot I was in Spain! The best thing about this beautiful place is that it’s not just a retreat for your body it’s also a spiritual cleansing and you really lose the sense of time. Who would have thought this was possible in a busy city centre! And did I say it’s also very sensual and romantic? Perfect for special day for two!
This historic experience is available not only in Malaga, but also in Cordoba, Granada and Madrid, so take your pick and book your relaxing session today! Hammam Al Andalus in Malaga is also a great Christmas gift idea, when you still haven’t bought anything to your special someone! Check out their gift cards HERE!
Hammam Al Ándalus Málaga
Plaza de los Mártires,
Phone: +34 952 215 018