A hammam is a traditional communal bath with steam rooms. There are more than 100 of these around Fez. Some of them very old and beautiful with high, domed ceilings and tiled decorations but there are also modern versions with spa treatments. Men and women go in at separate times to steam, scrub and soak according to a fairly strict protocol.
In many the visit concludes with an exfoliating scrub by an attendant. Note that many hammams have different time slots for men and women, and the traditional ones generally do not supply towels or cleaning supplies. Check before you go.
Hammam Sidi Azouz, Bab Boujeloud - a very traditional domed hammam which has some experience with first-time hammam goers.
Ain Azleten Hammam, Tala’a Kebira - a good option for a first timer.
Hammam de Guerniz, Derb el Hammam - one of the most traditional in Fez.
Seffarine Hammam, off Seffarine Square - all of Fez has been waiting for this hammam to reopen after years of restoration.