It is said that the inhabitants of the Kingdom of Granada were very careful about cleaning their clothes to the point that some preferred to go hungry to buy soap and wash their clothes.
Princes and aristocrats had baths in luxurious mansions, but middle-class Andalusians and people of modest means went to the public hammam. What the walls of those baths must have seen and heard!
Among the staff there were masseurs and barbers. Robes and towels could be rented.
Aljibe de San Miguel recovers the tradition of going to the hammam as a center for social gathering while healthy habit linked to the relaxation of the senses through the water, massage and natural essential oils from plants grown in Granada.
Hammam consists of baths alternating hot and cold water at different temperatures in an atmosphere of moist heat.
It is not a formal circuit, during the session you choose what to do next. There is also a room to sit and rest, drink tea and have some candies.
Aromatherapy is the use of the benefits of essential oils by inhalation, through the many burners in the room, or by skin absorption through massage.
Times and duration
Sessions at: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00 and 22:00.
Session length: One and a half hour, including time for changing clothes, massage and other services if hired.
Al-Zahráwi. Lighter and relaxed legs with a pleasant sensation of freshness.
It consists of leg massage with a cooling effect gel. It lasts about 15 minutes.
Boabdil. Special for athletes and skiers: Muscle massage that stimulates circulation in the legs and relaxes back and shoulders.
It consists of a leg massage with a cooling effect gel plus another for back and shoulders with orange essential oil or a mix of natural essential oils suited to combat muscle soreness. It lasts 25 to 30 minutes.
Silk Road. Smooth, soft and fragrant Skin.
It consists of a body exfoliation with tropical ingredients like coconut or Mediterranean ingredients based on olive oil. It lasts 25 to 30 minutes.
Al-Hákam chocolate. Anti-stress. Wellness and vitality through a combination of chocolate, mint and orange.
It consists of a body massage with chocolate, mint and orange. It lasts 25 to 30 minutes.
Abd–al-Rahmán. Smooth, soft and relaxed skin, with a subtle oriental touch.
It consists of a body exfoliation plus a full body massage. It lasts 40 to 45 minutes.
Hammam is located in the center of Granada, in the district of Magdalena, 5 minutes walk from the Cathedral. In the Calle San Miguel Alta, 41-bajo. 18002 Granada.
Separate dressing rooms. One for men and another for women.
Towel service included in the price.
Returnable coin-operated lockers.
Tea and candies included.
Modification or cancellation of services should always be done through a written message from your booking's page at MiReservaOnline.es for a written record of the date and time of application.
Cancellations can be made eligible for 100% refund if:
- It is requested at least 24 hours before the service time if booking is for 5 or less people.
- It is requested at least 48 hours before the service time if booking is for more than 5 people.
No right to refund of any amount if the above conditions are not satisfied.
Changes for bookings (number of people or requested services) follow the same above conditions.
There some rules of conduct to observe on our premises. If in breach any of these, the client will have to leave the premises with no refund