Hand over your valuables before changing into a towel (or swimming costume, if you have one). The hammam has a hot room (a heated platform for lying on), a sauna and steam room. Massages are not for the faint-hearted. This hammam can be hard to find, but locals will point the way.

Founded in the 13th century, Hammam Al Shifa is one of the oldest in Nablus. It is very much a male-oriented place, but is open twice weekly to women.