Sightseeing is well and good but if you are coming to Barcelona to relax and unwind, why not pamper yourself with a little spa treatment? Here are some suggestions for where to enjoy a spa in Barcelona.

1. Hotel 1898 Spa

The Hotel 1998 is located on Las Ramblas in s stylish colonial building that was once the premises of the Philippines Tobacco Company. The hotel exudes elegance and features a chic basement spa.

As you descend from the entrance hall to the lower floor you are greeted with dimmed lights and original brick walls, a relaxed grotto that feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the rambla above.

Their water zone has a heated pool, whirlpools, therapeutic fountains, a sauna, and a steam room. We recommend also trying a massage from one of their highly experienced team of professional masseurs.

La Rambla 109, 08002 Barcelona

2. Spaciomm – Hotel Omm

The Spaciomm at the Hotel Omm on Carrer de Rosello 265 is a spa featuring a clean lined and minimalist aesthetic that is in keeping with the Hotel’s name.

This zen, oriental atmosphere is a truly calming place. The use of natural materials, such as wood and stone, blended with soft, low lighting, and soothing music creates a feeling of well being and total relaxation. In fact you can easily forget that you are a mere stone’s throw away from Pg. de Gràcia.

Spaciomm features a steam room, an ice fountain, contrast showers and a hydro massage pool, plus an array of wonderful body and beauty treatments from around the world, including Thai and Tuina massage.

Rossello 265, 08008 Barcelona

3. Aqua Urban Spa

Moving a little more uptown towards Gracia, the Aqua Urban Spa in the Jardinets de Gràcia on Gran de Gràcia offers an easy break from the city.

Take advantage of steam baths, a hydro massage pool, contrast showers and a decadent Roman-style pool. Afterwards you can take it easy in the relaxation area where you can enjoy a tipple such as a fresh juice or cava.

Aqua Urban Spa offers body and beauty treatments that can be combined with the thermal circuit.

Gran de Gràcia 7, 08012 Barcelona

4. Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental on Passeig de Gràcia is one of Barcelona’s most distinguished Hotels, with interiors by Spain’s uber-famous interior designer Patricia Urquiola.

It is no surprise that the spa in this five-star hotel is as sleek and beautiful as the hotel itself, nor that it doesn’t come cheap!

However this is some high-end spa pampering where therapies are personalised after an initial consultation, and then combine elements of traditional Chinese Medicine and aromatherapy. Your therapy session is then begun with the chime of Tibetan cymbals!

Arrive early to enjoy in the zen style water zone which features a 12-metre pool and oriental steam room.

Passeig de Grácia 38-40

5. Aire de Barcelona

Aire de Barcelona is a feast for the senses inspired by the originators of spa bathing in the Mediterranean, the Greeks and the Romans.

Located in the hip Born area, in a former storage building for the Born market, Aire de Barcelona occupies a huge space with high ceilings. The interior drips atmosphere and relaxation, and with a 90-minute thermal session includes the warm water pool, hot water pool, cold water pools, steam room, jet bath and salt water pool, total relaxation is assured.

Pg. Picasso 22, 08003 Barcelona