6 May 13

The hammams or public baths are a meeting place for the Moroccans, who regularly attend them to perform massages and baths. There are almost all the districts of Marrakech, by both the most humble and the luxurious Hivernage or areas the Palmeraie, where the hammams are normally located within the same hotels hammams. There is a ritual that, although simple, must know before venturing to enter one of these places dedicated to personal hygiene, to relax and also, why not say it, the pain. But before you dive into the details you need to make a list of the essential products that must buy and without which we can not carry the traditional process out. Some of these products can be purchased in the same hammam, but not all. That we could define as a Marrakech hammam survival kit consists of: A special mitten for the peeling. You can buy in the souks of the Medina, in the typical grocery stores of neighborhood (where at the end you find everything) or in drugstores. You can also buy them from street vendors.

It is a seemingly innocent, normally rectangular mittens and black color, which constitute the basic element of pleasure/torture of the hammam. Their price ranges between 15 and 20 dirhams. A pair of rubber flip-flops. To prevent the slipping and the spread of fungi. In any case, most of the hammams are in very good hygienic conditions. A plastic mat.

To put on the floor to carpet mode. Some prefer to carry a plastic stool. Both can be found in large supermarkets, drugstores or shops specialized in plastics, very typical of Marrakech. Black SOAP. It’s a dark paste that can be purchased in the shops of the Bazaar where a kilo costs only 5 or 6 dirhams. Shopkeepers sometimes gift to good customers. It is also found in drugstores or the same box-office of the hammam, where there is already to pay a little more (about 20 dirhams for a jar of 200 mg approx.).


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