Hamman Al Ándalus, Granada
Let’s go to the foot of the spectacular Alhambra. This is a unique setting, and the Arab bath here is also unique - it was the first to be opened in Spain, five centuries after the Catholic Monarchs decided to close them down. After a day exploring the gardens and palaces of the Alhambra, it’s time to relax in the warm, hot and cold waters. There is also a steam room and a room for massages such as the traditional kessa: as you lie on a hot stone bed, a thick layer of natural soap is applied to your body with a cotton fibre glove. After floating in the water or sipping a mint tea, it’s easy to imagine yourself in bygone times, when the baths were social centres as well as places to relax.