Seek serenity at Madrid's Arabian baths, Hamman Al 'ndalus, and spend your time relaxing body, soul and mind! The zen-like oasis with candle-lit walkways boasts three thermal plunge pools and a steam room ' all decorated in resplendent Arabian d'cor. Spend time in the baths, relaxing and sipping on mint tea, and then head to the Aroma Corner for a 15-minute massage by your expert masseuse. Alternatively upgrade to a 30-minute massage that includes an exfoliating body scrub.
In Madrid's Almudena neighborhood is a large underground cistern that was built by the Moors 'Spain's medieval Arab immigrants. Right at the top of it is Hamman Al 'ndalus, a luxurious Arabian baths where Madrile'os have gathered for centuries to take a break from their daily lives.
Follow the local's lead by stepping inside and enjoy hours at leisure. The baths are a haven of tranquility with beautifully designed Arabian d'cor featuring candle-lit walk ways, vaulted ceilings, and atmospheric chambers. Unlimited mint tea and glasses of water are available for you to drink while inside.
Relax your muscles with a dip in the hot thermal bath, and then stimulate your senses by jumping in the cold one. Wallow in the warm pool and sit back visualizing times-gone-by when the Spanish would stay for hours, discussing business, politics, religion and their day-to-day lives. Sit in the steam room, breathing in its soothing vapors, infused with aromatic essences, and then wander over to the bath's Aroma Corner for a massage.
Choose from oils scented with rose, lavender, violet or red amber, and then submit to total relaxation as your masseuse applies gentle pressure during your 15-minute massage. If you want to enjoy a longer massage with an exfoliating body scrub then why not upgrade? Book the 30-minute massage instead, and simply leave the baths a little earlier before heading to the Aroma Corner. Start with an exfoliating scrub (known as Al 'ndalus Ritual) to remove dead skin cells and stimulate blood circulation, and then enjoy a longer massage.
At the end of your session, head to the showers and then leave the baths feeling relaxed and revitalized, and ready to hit Madrid!