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What is the Hammam Al Ándalus Granada?

Located at the foot of the Alhambra, just past the old mosque (today the Church of Santa Ana), the Hammam Al Ándalus Granada recaptures the magic of water from Andalusia of bygone years, as reflected in our slogan Bathe in history.

Pioneers in the wellbeing, culture and health and leisure industry, our baths are the first to be recovered in Europe to delight the senses. The Arab baths in Granada became a place to both wash oneself and socialise, involving relaxed meetings, enveloped in steam, with soft Andalusian music playing, and the overhead light seeping through the vault skylights. The Hammam Al Ándalus has today recovered that tradition based on the codes of contemporary wellbeing.

The building housing the Hammam dates back to the 13th-14th Century and water wells were discovered during archaeological excavations. Both the structure of the property and its proximity to the church of Santa Ana suggests that they were for public use. This discovery leads us to believe that the property acquired for the opening of the Arab Baths sits on an ancient hammam.

What is the origin of Hammam Al Ándalus Granada?

The Hammam Al Ándalus Granada was established in 1998, reconstructing a 14th-Century house, which was a bakery in its day. Its opening involved the recovery of a historical tradition that for centuries had been lost.

In 1567, a cultural repression was imposed on the Moors of Granada which included a ban on the use of baths, among other particular hallmarks such as language or Arabic attire. The baths and thermal spas were turned into bakeries, taking advantage of the water heating boilers. This, coupled with the discovery of ancient water cisterns during the archaeological excavation at the site, and the fact that the nearby Church of Santa Ana was originally the ancient mosque, suggests that this Hammam may be located in the same place as the original bath.

The decor of this establishment is fully recreated to look like the baths of the Alhambra and preserving the structure or layout of the water rooms, featuring a warm , hot and cold room along with a rest room.

How does the circuit work and how long does it take?

You can decide how long you spend at each point of the circuit inside the Hammam which lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes, including the time of the massage if this is booked. The Hammam has three water rooms: a warm room at 36 °, a hot room at 38º 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.

If you wish to leave prior to the end of the session and have booked a massage, please inform reception. Prior to entering the facility, you will be told about the Hammam and its rules of use.

What does the Hammam Al Ándalus Granada provide?

We provide one towel. Gel, shampoo, a hairdryer, moisturizing cream and lockers for storing personal items are also available in the dressing rooms.

Is it necessary to make a reservation?

Yes. There are different ways of making a reservation:

  • Through the purchase online option on our website.
  • By email:
     granadareservas@hammamalandalus.com
  • By telephone:
    902 333 334 and 958 229 978
  • At the Hammam reception, Calle Santa Ana, 16.

How far in advance should I make a reservation?

This depends on the type of package booked, the date and the time chosen as well as the number of people you wish to book for, due to the fact that places are limited. 2 or 3 days advance booking is normally sufficient. 100% of the payment must be made in order to confirm the reservation that can be made in 3 different ways:

  • Through bank transfer.
  • In cash at reception.
  • By guaranteeing your reservation with a debit or credit card, where it shall remain unpaid until receipt from the customer or, for whatever reason, in the event of cancellation, according to the terms and conditions set out by our reservations department.

What if I cannot make the reserved date?

Reservations may be cancelled by emailing reservations or by phoning 902 333 334 and 958 229 978 up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled date, otherwise you will lose the total or Gift Card amount.

Guarantees, cancellations or changes to a booking for groups of 10 or more people must be made 5 days prior to the scheduled date.

How far in advance should I arrive at the reception desk?

It is recommended that you arrive 15 minutes before the time booked. Once your period has begun, time lost cannot be made up.

What should I bring?

A swimming costume or bikini. The use of underwear or g-string is not permitted. If you do not bring a swimsuit, one can be purchased at our facilities.

The use of swimming footwear is restricted to the dressing room. The circuit through the Hammam is usually done barefoot. However, latex booties can be purchased at reception if desired, which can also be used inside the Hammam.

Long hair must be tied up, but a swimming cap does not need to be worn.

 

Is there any way of giving a gift for the Hammam Al Ándalus Granada?

Yes. There are different ways of purchasing our packages in Gift Card format:

  • On our website
  • At the Hammam reception.
  • Ordering it from reservations by email who will send it to you by courier.

 

Neither the price or the expiry date for the package is visible on the Gift Card. It is also valid for one year from the date of issue.

What other services are available at the Hammam Al Ándalus Granada?

The main service is emerge. In case you want to combine it with a massage, the lenght of it could be 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes (MIMMA or MIDRA services). In addition, you can also find a wide variety of gift items inspired by the Andalusian tradition at our bazaar.

At what point do I get my massage?

The massage time is included in the hour and a half duration of the circuit. Our staff will notify you when it is your turn for the massage. It may be received at the beginning, middle or end of the circuit. If you come with a companion, we cannot guarantee that they can receive this at the same time.

How is hygiene guaranteed at the facility?

The facility is cleaned on a daily and continuous basis. The inside of the Hammam is thoroughly cleaned every morning for several hours. The facilities are again cleaned and disinfected in between each session. The thermal spa water is constantly filtered with a filter system. Bromine rather than chlorine is used.

How do I get to the Hammam?

The Hammam Al Ándalus Granada is located in the heart of Granada, next to the Plaza Nueva, because of which we recommend arriving by public transport. All buses will let you out at Gran Vía, a mere 5 minutes walk away. There is also a taxi rank at Plaza Nueva, very close to the Hammam. If arriving by car, the nearest car park is located at San Agustín (Plaza de San Agustín, 18001, beside the cathedral).

C/ Santa Ana, 16. Granada958 229 978902 333 334