5 Top places to take a break

After a long day touring around the myriad streets, shops and museums of Madrid a bit of relaxation is in order – especially  when tourist sites are busier than usual and festive shopping can be frenetic.

So do as the locals do, and indulge in a bit of pampering at one of these four spas and a Nail place— each uniquely Madrilians in their own way– that cater to both men and women and all tastes and budget.



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The shining star of Madrid’s current health and relaxation infatuation is the Medina Mayrit hammam. An instant hit with madrileños from the minute they opened, the baths are still so popular you need to call weeks in advance for a weekend booking. They are an oasis of calm, located just minutes from the bustling Puerta del Sol. A series of pools span out beneath arched ceilings, half lit by flickering lamps. One shallow pool of warm water abuts another of hot water, with a deeper pool of cold water nearby for a chilly plunge. The company behind the hammam, prioritizes historic authenticity. The mosaic walls at the entrance are designed in the red, blue and green tiles found in the Alhambra. The heat improves circulation, eliminates toxins and keeps the skin clean and supple. After a visit most people feel energized and refreshed, though if it’s some deep relaxation you’re after, book a 15-minute massage.



The spa features a number of Asian influences as seen in the cutting-edge Hadashi oriental-style barefoot massage. Specialize in meridians and Swedish massage, Glad Beauty Reflexology,and Body Oriental Massage aims to indulge you in a luxurious experience at an affordable price.


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Their treatments are based on holistic therapies because we believe the body benefits from the union of different cultures and ideas merging to relax our central nervous system. One of the best massages in town, from antistress quick back treatments to rituals lasting two hours where you will truly relax while we balance your body and soul with our special bespoke blends of aromatherapy.

And if you want to pamper your spirit add a session of reiki to any of our body treatments and enjoy the benefits of a balanced soul.



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Sunset Salon features precision hair cuts, styling and a full range of colour services.  It is conveniently located in the center of Madrid.  Sunset Salon caters to English-speaking residents of Madrid as well as local Madrileños for affordable prices.


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Getting ready for a dinner party or just need a relaxing moment to yourself? In that case, nothing’s better than a wonderful manicure and pedicure…If you wish to have a fabulous manicure or pedicure in an elegant and sophisticated place, this is your best choice.

Relax and enjoy!

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