Baños Árabes (Arab Baths)
No trip to Granada would be complete without a soak in a traditional Arab bath. While the city is home to several, the most popular and accessible is the Hammam Al Ándalus, situated at the foot of the Alhambra. Amid flickering candles and Arabian decor, bathers can soak in thermal baths and steam rooms while sipping mint tea, or select a scented oil for an optional massage or exfoliating body scrub. Make a day of it by combining the Arab bath experience with a guided skip-the-line tour of the magnificent UNESCO-listed Alhambra.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Arab Baths are the perfect way to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
The facilities are co-ed, so swimwear is mandatory.
Footwear is not allowed outside the dressing room, but you can buy latex booties at reception.
A session in the baths lasts about 90 minutes.
How to Get There
The Hammam Al Ándalus Arab baths are located at the base of the Alhambra, within walking distance of much of the Old City.
When to Get There
Tickets to the Hammam Al Ándalus are timed, so arrive a few minutes early. The facilities are open daily.
History of the Arab Baths
The Hammam Al Ándalus occupies a reconstructed 14th-century house—once a bakery—built on the site of an ancient hammam. The modern facilities were designed to resemble the historic baths of the Alhambra, including the layout of the water rooms.