It’s hard to describe the Hammam Al Ándalus experience… but you’ll certainly come out of there feeling much more relaxed than when you went in!
This unexpected oasis of calm, right in the city centre, is particularly welcoming after a long day taking in the sights of the city.
The stunning decor at the Hammam Ál Andalus is true to the tradition of Andalucía’s Arabic past, whether the coffered ceilings, arches, murals and mosaics, or the beautiful skylights and delicate latticework.
Take a dip in the different baths (of varying sizes, temperatures and level of privacy), get yourself a massage or sit in the steam room.
Above the main, central pool is an impressive vaulted ceiling which is supported by arches and columns.
While the experience is somewhat different to a ‘genuine’ Arab hammam, they certainly know what they’re doing (they also have hammams in Cordoba, Granada, Madrid and Palma).
Prices might seem rather high for a relaxing bath and a 15-minute massage, but the hammam often has offers and does discounts for students, groups and residents, especially if you ask in person at the reception.
Be sure to come five to ten minutes before your allocated slot so you have time to get acclimatised and changed into your bathing suit (mandatory). Towels, soap and slippers are provided.
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. Having worked for many years in local expat media, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.