Granada is a city with a predominantly Moorish heritage. Proof of this is the majestic Alhambra, a must-see in Granada, and the numerous Arab baths that can be found in the city. In this article we will tell you about the best Arab baths in Granada.
Best Arab Baths (hammam) in Granada
As well as discovering the city through its monuments and buildings, we can also explore it by taking a dip in one of its Arab baths. They are all designed to take you back to that Andalusian past and make you feel like you are in an authentic hammam.
📍 Hammam Al Ándalus
Hammam Al Ándalus was born with the dream of making you live in first person the experience of enjoying authentic traditional Arab baths. And they have done so well that they now have four in the whole peninsula: Granada, Malaga, Cordoba and Madrid.
I have been to almost all of them, and it is difficult to choose just one. They are spectacular! It is true that the price is usually higher than the Arab baths in Granada, but they are worth it. I also recommend the Mimma treatment, which includes the bath and a massage (15 or 30 minutes, depending on your choice).
The duration of these Arab baths in Granada is one hour and a half. It has three bathing rooms at different temperatures: cold pool (18ºC), warm (36ºC) and hot (40ºC). They also have a Turkish bath and a rest room with tea available.
One of the points I value most about Hammam Al Andalus is that in the bathroom there is everything you need. From hair dryers and irons to bikini bags.
For me, one of the best Arab baths in Granada.
📍 Aljibe San Miguel
These Arab baths are located at number 41 Calle San Miguel Alta. Although from its name you can deduce that you will have to climb steep slopes, the street in question is almost in the centre of the city. It is very close to Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, Plaza Gracia and Plaza de Bib-rambla.
There are sessions from 10am to 10pm. Each session lasts an hour and a half, including dressing and treatment time. Aljibe San Miguel has 7 pools at different temperatures, a relaxation room where you can sip tea and water while you chat.
Although there is no set circuit, they recommend no more than 10 minutes in the hot water and alternate immersion in hot and cold water.
I visited these Arab baths in Granada during the week and at 10pm. The bath costs 23€ per person, and you can add a massage for 9€ more. So I didn’t hesitate to pay a little more and enjoy (even more) as I was indulging myself. The experience was spectacular. So much so that I chose it again as a gift for my mother’s birthday.
In Groupon you can find several offers for Aljibe San Miguel. Some even include a bath for 2 people for 30€.
📍Elvira Arab Baths Granada
Baños Elvira is a small spa located in the heart of Granada. Specifically on Calle Arteaga, which connects Calle Elvira with Gran Vía de Colón. These Arabic baths in Granada have a small cold water pool, sauna and a hot water pool which is a paradise.
It is the only one (or so I think) that hosts nudist sessions twice a month inside. So be careful which day you choose! The opening hours are from 5pm to 10pm. They have three basic circuits: bath only (25€), bath + massage 15 min (35€), bath + massage 30 min (50€).
📍 Arab Baths of Palacio de Comares
They are located in the Hotel Macià Real de la Alhambra and are a faithful replica of the baths of the Alhambra. They have two saunas, jacuzzi, solarium, rest area with tea tasting, Turkish bath and swimming pool.
The Arab baths of Palacio de Comares have several types of circuits: only bath, with massage, dinner, etc. Undoubtedly, the perfect Arab baths to explore Granada in a different way.