Benalmadena is nowadays one of the most visited coastal cities of the Costa del Sol. Bathed in Mediterranean light and the aroma of orange blossom, the city is just 15 minutes from Malaga airport and 25 minutes from the AVE high speed train station. Due to its popularity the municipality has grown considerably and has an excellent infrastructure to meet the needs of its visitors.
The city has a long history and during Arab times it bore the name of Ben-al Madina. True to its Arab past, there are some spots in the city, which have rekindled the magic and charm of times past, such as Bil-Bil Castle located on the sea promenade. Also the prize winning Puerto Marina is inspired by Arab and Oriental motifs.
For those who want to immerse themselves completely in this world, have recently opened the Benalmádena Arab Baths, which are inspired by Granada’s Moorish architecture of the eleventh century and are located in the Avenida del Mar, near the Puerto Marina in Benalmádena.
The Arab bath or Hammam was deeply rooted in oriental social life, blending spirituality, health, social life, relaxation, pleasure and refinement of the Nazari aesthetic and led to a kind of unique facilities in the world and that disappeared in 1492 with the “Order of the Alhambra.” Until 1998, with the opening of the Hammam in Granada, did not open its doors a Hammam in the Peninsula. In recent years there is a resurgence of this refined and pleasant culture and there are 18 such facilities currently in operation in Spain.
The baths are designed as a rich trip to the senses and have in common recover peace of body and soul, with visually stunning installations that immerse the visitor in past centuries Hammams. The current Arab Baths are a sophisticated blend of light, temperature, sound, scents and sensations that take the user to another dimension far outside the world of haste, noise and stress around us.
At the clients disposition there are several pools with different temperatures, Turkish sauna, relaxation room and massage. There is a free service for towels and slippers, and if you’ve forgotten to bring your swimsuit, you also get one there.
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