Barcelona, the jewel of the Mediterranean, is world-renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture and golden beaches. But for those seeking an oasis of calm and luxury amidst the hustle and bustle of the city, Barcelona hides another equally appealing facet: its exclusive luxury spas. These havens are the perfect epitome of wellness and opulence, where ancient techniques are combined with modern facilities to provide unparalleled experiences. Want to immerse yourself in a world of relaxation and sophistication? Join us on this tour of the best luxury spas Barcelona has to offer, including some of the best in Catalonia.
AIRE Ancient Baths Barcelona
AIRE Ancient Baths Barcelona is a luxurious spa offering a unique and relaxing experience inspired by the ancient Roman baths. It is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, at Passeig de Picasso 22, in a restored historic building that adds an authentic and unique touch to the experience. The ambience is designed to transport you to a bygone era while you enjoy modern comforts.
This spa offers a variety of pools with different temperatures, ranging from cold to warm waters. Guests can soak in these pools following a circuit that helps to relax muscles, improve circulation and reduce stress.
In addition to the thermal pools, AIRE Ancient Baths Barcelona has steam baths and saunas that help to cleanse and purify the skin as well as relax the body and offers a variety of treatments that can include relaxing luxury massages in Barcelona, body scrubs and other wellness services.
Mayan Secret Spa
Mayan Secret Spa, located in the Claris Hotel & Spa, specifically in C/ de Pau Claris 150, was awarded by the World Luxury Spa Awards as Best Spa in a Historic Luxury Hotel in the World from 2018 to 2021 and 2022, and has been awarded with the Best Thematic Design in the World.
The spa is known for its Mayan aromas, rituals and treatments passed down from one generation to the next. Manuel De la Garza, originally from Mexico, puts his unique stamp on this marvellous space, making it an exclusive Spa.
Access to the Spa is allowed only to clients who book a treatment and all kinds of treatments are performed: facials, Mayan-style massages and body treatments, among many others.
The space has a pre-Hispanic sauna of handcrafted construction in which volcanic stones combine with the heat by adding water with a touch of aromatic medicinal herbs, thus producing steam. In addition, choosing between massages, rituals and packs you will have free access to the temazcal sauna and the shower of sensations with chromotherapy to finish off the experience. No wonder it is, for many, the best spa in Barcelona.
43 The Spa
43 The Spa is part of the Hotel Arts Barcelona, a luxury hotel located on Barceloneta beach at Carrer de la Marina 19-21. The spa offers a unique and holistic wellness experience, combining high quality spa treatments with traditional and modern approaches to wellness and relaxation.
Luxury and views are what define this spa, which complements its relaxing offerings with beauty treatments from cosmetics house Natura Bissé. The facilities, located in a duplex at the top of the building (on the 42nd and 43rd floors) are exquisitely designed and are an impressive viewpoint overlooking the sea. They include a whirlpool bath, sauna and steam bath, elegant relaxation areas, eight treatment cabins and two terraces facing each other so that not a single hour of sunshine escapes.
The spa focuses on providing personalised treatments that are tailored to the individual needs and preferences of each client. This can include massages, facials, body treatments and more.
Holmes Place Spa
Holmes Place is a chain of luxury fitness and wellness centres operating in several countries. They offer a variety of fitness services, classes, personalised training and, in some more exclusive cases, spa and wellness services.
In this case we are talking about the spa located at Holmes Place Balmes, at C/ de Balmes 44-46. Holmes Place Balmes Spa offers a wide range of spa and relaxation treatments in a luxurious and comfortable environment, from treatments designed to rejuvenate and revitalise both body and skin, to therapeutic, relaxing and decontracting massages.
Among its aquatic facilities, you will find swimming pools, jacuzzis and saunas, to provide a complete wellness experience. And of course, it is also possible to enjoy guided classes in yoga, meditation or other relaxing activities.
The Spa Mandarin Oriental
The Mandarin Oriental, located at Pg. de Gràcia, 40, is a luxury hotel known for its high quality services, especially its spa which offers a luxurious and rejuvenating experience.
It specialises in personalised treatments that address the individual needs of each guest. Treatments can include massages, facial therapies, body treatments and more. All spa staff incorporate traditional oriental therapy techniques into their treatments, providing a unique and relaxing experience, including practices such as Thai massage, acupuncture and more.
The spa environment is designed to provide an experience of luxury and serenity where you will find a 12-metre indoor pool, an oriental steam room, a rooftop relaxation area with outdoor pool and a long list of beauty treatments not suitable for all budgets.