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Aire de Sevilla – Arabic extravagance

When the tapas-vino sweats kick in and the dreaded sightseeing-ankles syndrome starts niggling the old Achilles; it’s time to chill. You can either crawl back to your grotty hotel bed and seek refuge from the intolerable beating of alcohol, meat, sun on repeat: Or you can cough up a well spent €60 and treat yourself to 2 hours of ultimate relaxation in the sumptuous Arabic baths of Sevilla’s Calle Aire.

In the candlelit chambers below you can soak, steam and sweat in the peaceful pools of an ancient hamman

From the moment you enter, Señor Zen de la Paz and his amigo Paco Tranquility Hernandez take your worries and pains and kick them onto the dusty street outside. Relax. The Arabic Architect Generál has paved the road to your wellbeing. Thank goodness.

The building is a beautiful palace dating back to the mystic 16th Century. In the candlelit chambers below you can soak, steam and sweat in the peaceful pools of an ancient hamman. There’s super hot, super cold, and super salty on offer for soakation-rotation. For the ultimate weird sensation we recommend hotCOLDhotcold HOTcoldhotCOLDhot alternation therapy. Not sure what the actual healing qualities of this process are, but it sure makes you feel freaky. Also challenge yourself to a stint in the sexual steam and sauna rooms.

On top of all that water absorption, 15 – 45 minute massages and additional therapies are on offer too. Without going nuts on the treatments a 30 min massage and a good bathing is easily enough to leave you feeling like the pampered Prince of Iberia.

What can you get for your dollar? For €55 per person you can get a 30 minute massage with aromatherapy and baths. If you want to keep costs down then you can skip the rubdown and just marinade in the heat for as little as €26 which is still very worth it.

This is a Stripped Back selection for romantic city breaks.

Come here if: You’re looking for a dreamy and relaxing experience in a beautiful setting with your partner.

Don’t come here if: The thought of being surrounded by romancing couples gives you the heebie jeebies. Pampering isn’t your sort of thing.

Make sure you book in advance.

Come here if: You’re looking for a dreamy and relaxing experience in a beautiful setting with your partner.
Don’t come here if: The thought of being surrounded by romancing couples gives you the heebie jeebies. Pampering isn’t your sort of thing.
When? Everyday, 2 hour sessions 1000 – 0000 Where? C/ Aire 15, 41004 Sevilla

Website: www.airedesevilla.com  Phone: 955 01 00 25




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