To enjoy Barcelona to the fullest, you have to know how to recharge your batteries and there’s nothing better than spending a day at the spa to unwind!

After a long day of walking through the alleys of the old town or climbing Tibidabo, we welcome you to a relaxing break. So, we’ve selected some of the best spas, hammams and other baths where you can enjoy an authentic moment of relaxation in some of the most popular establishments in the city.


Aire de Barcelona

Many of the city’s best spas are tucked away in the opulent interiors of grand hotels. This is not the case with Aire, which offers very pleasant baths inspired by oriental thermal traditions in the heart of El Born. Aire de Barcelona is one of the best known spas in Barcelona. Installed under stone vaults and in the basement, it is very charming. The El Born neighborhood revives the tradition of the Arab public baths with Aire, ​​which welcomes you with an oriental theme.

In the wonderful atmosphere of cupboards, bricks and candles, we go from one room to another. 36 degrees first to get the body used to the heat, then 41 degrees to relax and then a cold bath of 15 degrees to revitalize the skin before continuing with a session of massage jets before finishing with the therapeutic salt baths. Various treatments and therapies are offered in addition to anti-stress and hot stone messages, and different rituals, Aquatic, Andalusian, Mediterranean and Arcane.

Passeig de Picasso, 22



Rituels d’Orient

The intense sounds of the city disappear to give way to this oasis of peace: the scent of roses, two saunas at 37 and 46 degrees and a water circuit that will work wonders.  Rituels d’Orient is a small and intimate spa that focuses more on treatments and massages than on thermal circuits. They have body and facial treatments, as well as oriental waxing. Great attention is paid to the quality of the products used in the treatments which are all natural. To add to that, the spa is quite exclusive and is one of the recommendations of the Louis Vuitton guide. 

The decoration with stone, wrought iron and oriental domes recalls the historical baths of Istanbul while the rituals were imagined based on the ancient practices of the Ottoman Empire. We navigate from room to room, subjecting our bodies to different levels of heat before surrendering to the expert hands of the therapists: massages, scrubs, scrubs, pedicures, manicures and waxing. And to everyone’s delight, despite the exclusivity, prices there acan be more affordable than in hotel complexes.

Carrer de Loreto, 50



Metropolitan Sagrada Familia 

Metropolitan is a well known spa and fitness chain. A kind of Club Med Gym – more exclusiv- its clubs are conquering all of Spain, and now all the big cities in the country have branches. In Barcelona, ​​​​the Metropolitan has no less than five addresses distributed throughout all the districts of the city. Near the Sagrada Familia, the most imposing address of the group, they’ve installed in an area of ​​more than 8,000 square meters, where you can find everything you can imagine to exercise or relax. 

State-of-the-art fitness room, hydromassage pool, hammam, sauna (with or without TV), solarium, cabins for individual treatments like massages, peelings, pedicures, manicures, waxing and more. It’s a big place but still in seamless condition, the service is professional and there is enough space for a bit of privacy. Day passes are available to visit the impressive spa.

Carrer de Provença, 408



Club Natacio Atletic-Barcelona

This gym is located on the Esplanade of la Barceloneta in Plaça del Mar. It is not a luxurious or intimate spa, as it also hosts water polo exercises. This facility is actually a gym frequented mostly by families and seniors. That said, the fee is nice because for a €12 ticket you have all-day access.  

This fee allows you to enjoy everything inside like one of the three outdoor pools with views of the beach, the fitness room as well as all the bodybuilding classes offered by the club. Add 7 euros and you will have access to the spa, which includes a sauna where men and women are separated, hammam, jacuzzi and jet pool. An authentic experience that you cannot miss!

Plaça del Mar



SPA Intercontinental Barcelona

A stone’s throw from the Montjuic fountains, this hotel spa is a must-see in Barcelona for spa lovers. It provides facilities that will leave you impressed. In fact, it boast an impressive infrastructure dedicated to comfort and luxury. The institution offers various beauty treatments based on techniques from India and the rest of Asia.

With a hammam, the spa has two saunas, wet and dry. A bubble pool with waterfalls of varying intensity, as well as a circle of pebbles that supposedly stimulate reflexology pressure points. And the bravest can pour a bucket of cold water on their heads!

Avenida Rius i Taulet, 1-3, Barcelona



43 The Spa – Hotel Arts Barcelona


The quality of the care provided, the minimalist interior design in light colors, and the full amenities that include eight private treatment cabins, sauna, hammam with chromotherapy, invigorating tub, and state-of-the-art gym, certainly make it a must-see spa. It has become a benchmark in the city, attracting both Barcelona’s elite and those seeking a moment of relaxation.

But it is the exceptional location on the 42nd and 43rd floor that makes the place so exceptional. The views of the Mediterranean or the city from the balcony, the treatment rooms or even the glass-enclosed sauna are spectacular. They are also popular for their chocolate-based massage. You can get away from it all without having to leave behind the big city. 

Carrer de la Marina 19-21



Take a moment to pamper yourself in these amazing spas in the city and you will have a more relaxed and comfortable visit. Remember to boost your trip to Barcelona with one of our tours like the Montjuic Segway Tour!