|Dry cleaning services can be found in most Andalucian towns|
In a nation that prides itself for personal cleanliness, dry cleaning services are a vital service that can be found in most Andalucian towns. In Spain, traditional laundries provide dry cleaning services in addition to normal wet cleaning. Known as laundries (Lavanderias ) or dry cleaners (Tintorerías ), these shops can be found in most town centres and in the large hypermarkets. While the majority of Spaniards have a washing machine at home, lavanderias are normally used for large items of household linen and heavy fabrics that are too large to fit into their domestic washing machines. Dry cleaning is important for all items of clothing that need delicate care or cannot be washed in water.
Dry cleaners/laundries can also be found at many major hotels where travellers are able to get all their washing and dry cleaning done conveniently from one establishment.