We are located in the old neighborhood of the Judería Malagueña, in the heart of the capital and a few meters from the Plaza de la Merced, located in an eighteenth-century building with four floors.
We have recovered part of our cultural heritage to offer them all the advantages of an activity that is almost forgotten, but which is valued more and more in our society every day: the Arab baths.
Also known as Turkish baths or Hammam, they are a faithful reproduction of the “Hammamat” existing in the Islamic culture, both in its architecture and in the way of taking them.
Before the Arabs, the Romans, the Byzantines and the nomadic people had their own bathing rituals. Those traditions created a new concept that the Europeans called Arab bath, Turkish or “Hammam”.
The Hammam refers us to the hedonistic meaning of Islamic life.
The belief that bathroom was in Spain an exclusive practice of the Islamic population and not of the Christian and Jewish one is false. On the contrary, among the Christians, kings, nobles, bourgeois and even friars and nuns bathed.
The Hammam or bathhouse followed the Roman model: a warm room, a warm room and a cold one, with ovens under the floor, to maintain the temperature. It was an oasis in the middle of a westernized world and traditions, with water as a means of renewing life. ”
The Hammam besides the use of water combines four basic elements such as humid heat, dry heat, cold and massage. It not only serves to cleanse the body and skin, heal stress or relax, it is also the place of social encounter.
The Hammam has three rooms:
The hot room that is 45º with a dome that dims the external light in the vault and a large octagonal hot stone below it allows you to sit or lie down. There are also several batteries and pools throughout the room emanating cold and hot water.
This room is the warmest and gets the body to raise its temperature, open pores and begin to sweat.
The warm room is about 40 degrees. In it, the body is cleansed and exfoliated with soap and the horsehair glove and then cooled with the water in the room and the showers. It is in this room where you usually spend more time, because its temperature and environment is very pleasant.
The cold room where you can choose to have a good massage with soap or just rest and wait for the body to cool down. There are also piles of water and fountains and the temperature is about 30º.
The capacity of the bathrooms is from 20 to 25.
In addition to the bathrooms we have a large massage room, a multifunctional room that we call Open Space and a chillout room.
The Hammam also includes changing rooms and showers where you can prepare yourself for an authentic relaxation experience.
And finally, we have a large terrace from where you can see the magnificent views of the cathedral of Malaga and the Jewish quarter, and users can get a glass of champagne for 8 euros while enjoying this landscape.