Located in the city’s historic centre, the Hammam Al Ándalus is a recently renovated monumental space that captures the essence of the old Arab baths of Al Ándalus. Its cold, warm and hot water thermal baths form part of the ritual of purification and together with steam, rest and massage rooms, make up an architectural ensemble characterised by beautiful Moorish decoration which induces relaxation of the mind and body.
Our visit to Hammam al Ándalus was to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary and offered exactly the relaxing and indulgent experience we desired! We had booked their top package, ‘Al Ándalus Ritual and Bath’ which proved to be an amazing experience. On arrival, everything
we needed to know was explained to us by their professional staff. Numbers at any given time are limited to ensure each guest enjoys a feeling of peace and tranquility. As we headed on in to our stylish and luxurious dressing rooms we saw that everything was provided; towels, bath gel, hairdryers, combs all we needed were our bathing suits. We were then transported back in time as we headed into the stunning interior of Hammam Al Ándalus. As my husband was called first for his ‘Ritual’ treatment, I was able to indulge my senses as I soaked in splendour changing from pool to pool, before being called for my treatment. The ‘Ritual’ itself was both relaxing and fascinating. First being gently washed /scrubbed and then gently covered in clouds of wonderful smelling soap bubbles created by the masseuse filling a pillowcase with water and soap, shaking air into it, then squeezing the air out from top to bottom, thus producing massive clouds of scented bubbles that gently settled onto the skin. To finish the Ritual Al Ándalus, the traditional Kessa mit is used for a relaxing massage with essential oils (Amber, Rose, Lavender or Jasmine) leaving the skin baby soft. We finished off our experience with some mint tea which complemented our experience perfectly as we reflected on our beautiful experience. They even send you home with a slice of their amazing smelling soap and the Kessa mitt from your session nicely tucked into a beautiful little organza bag. With the authentic decoration, the absolutely stunning pools, steam rooms, relaxation areas, wonderful aromatic essences, the touch with the tradional Kessa, the Nazari music …all of this makes a visit to
these Arabic baths a pleasure not to be missed. Unlike most Arabic baths, Hammam Al Ándalus is mixed and welcomes both men and women as well as children older than five years of age.