Barcelona Spas & Massage
Although spas and ritual bathing are more commonly associated with the likes of Scandinavia and the Middle East than Spain, in recent years - perhaps due to its increasingly cosmopolitan nature and international outlook - there has been a sharp rise in the number of wellness centres and spas in Barcelona.
Great news for pleasure-seeking visitors, who can now easily combine lounging on the city's beaches, overindulging on tapas in Barcelona's restaurants and exploring the local nightlife, with relaxing sessions of spa treatments, wellness therapies and health & beauty procedures. Turkish steam rooms, Finnish saunas, flotation tanks, infinity pools and ice showers (for the brave!) are just some of the facilities visitors will find available in Barcelona's spas, whilst you can also opt for Thai, Balinese, Hawaiian and Swedish massages in top-of-the-range treatment rooms - as well as more cutting-edge and/or exotic therapies.
As well as day spas, Barcelona has a number of spa hotels (which also open to the general public if you can't afford the five star accommodation prices!), a handful of traditional-style Hammams, and several women-only wellness centres to choose from. So whether you're here on a hen weekend, enjoying a romantic weekend away with a loved one, or just dead keen on spoiling yourself you're sure to find the right place and experience for you. Just take a look below for our suggestions:
Barcelona Spas & Wellness Centres
A full list of the best spas in Barcelona coming soon, health and beauty treatments, and nearby resorts in the Costa Brava and Spain.
These lifestyle specialists have contacts at all of the best venues in the Catalan capital and therefore can offer you a tantalising range of massages which includes everything from Thai, Mayan, Chakra Stone and even the exotic sounding Silk and Sea Shell massage. They can get you excellent rates at the most professional facilities in town.
I went to a place close to Passeig de Gracia, our hotel recommended the spa . very nice place ! , the staff are very friendly and the massage is definitely worth having after spending more then 6 hours o the plane ...
reviewed by Marc from Reino Unido on Jan.12.2013
the best massages in barcelona!after a long weekend of wandering round the sights, we decided to treat ourselves to a 90 minute relaxing massage. wow!
much more than we expected. great english speaking service, very personal. we would highly recommend it. go on treat yourselves - you derserve it!
reviewed by rachel from United Kingdom on Mar.07.2012
I went in Barcelona last month with my boyfriend. To relax us after 3 entire days visiting this beautiful city, we went to a Spa Hammam near Diagonal avenue. It was an amazing experience: Hammam, traditional body scrub , massage, and relaxing room with mint tea…. I really recommend it !!
reviewed by Caroline from France on Feb.22.2012