Spas and spa towns, sources of well-being

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Water has been the Catalans’ secret for caring for body and mind for millennia. The Greeks and Romans introduced water as a therapeutic element to Catalonia, and this passion has been passed from generation to generation to our current age.

This heritage is closely tied to the enormous wealth of hot springs and minimal-medicinal waters the country has. Thanks to the fantastical whims of nature, one span of land can have cold and hot springs, which invite you to take part after a mysterious underground journey.

Discover the heat-filled wonder of spas
In Catalonia there are sixteen spas where you can discover the true meaning of the word well-being. Even though it is not necessary to see a doctor or get a prescription in order to enjoy the waters, each spa has a highly qualified team of doctors and nurses. 

Even though it is not necessary to see a doctor or get a prescription in order to enjoy the waters, each spa has a highly qualified team of doctors and nurses. If, in addition to relaxation and well-being, you want to use the time to treat a muscle spasm or rheumatism, these professionals can advise you on the best treatment to follow.

Catalan spa towns
Many Catalan municipalities have made hot springs and mineral-medicinal waters a way to experience and understand life: Benifallet, Caldes d'Estrac, Caldes de Malavella, Caldes de Montbui, La Garriga, Sant Climent Sescebes, Sant Hilari Sacalm and Santa Coloma de Farners. You can visit one of the sauna sites and combine it with cultural heritage discoveries, visits to the natural surroundings, leisure activities, gastronomy or festivals and traditions.

Let yourself be spoilt.
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Girl at the Broquetas spa. (© Lluís Carro)
Balneari Broquetas
In an emblematic place in Caldes de Montbui, opposite the Font del Lleó, the Hotel Balneari Broquetas stands in an 18th-century building carefully reformed on several occasions. There are rooms and also apartments in the gardens, which have a lounge, kitchen, massage table and whirlpool bath.
The Titus Spa  (© Nano Cañas)
Balneari Titus
In the Maresme district between Arenys and Caldetes, Balneari Titus is the centre of sodium chloride waters closest to the sea in Catalonia, just fifty metres from the beach and five metres above sea level. A privileged place.
Caldes de Boí Hotel Spa Complex.    (© Nano Cañas)
Estació Termal Caldes de Boí
37 fountains which flow at temperature that fluctuates between 4 and 56 degrees, 24 hectares of facilities and the privileged setting of Vall de Boi are some of the characteristics of the Caldes de Boi Spa.
Tredòs baths (© Nano Cañas)
Banhs de Tredòs
Banhs de Tredòs is 9 km from the nearest village, Salardú, and in winter is accessed by snow motorbike. Located at the entrance to the Parc Nacional d’Aigüestortes, on the Colomers circle, it is a perfect place to get lost in nature and discover the wealth of the Val d’Arán.
Balneari Platja de Coma-ruga
Balneari Platja de Coma-ruga
The water in the Coma-ruga lake springs from the lime rocks of the Bonastres hills, which goes very deep and comes to the surface in Coma-ruga at a constant temperature of 18ºC to 21ºC. The hotel has offers conceived especially for enjoying a relaxing getaway.
Spa and the river Riucorb  (© Miguel Raurich)
Hotel Balneari Vallfogona de Riucorb
All of the rooms in the Balneari de Vallfogona de Riucorb include a 40-minute session in the spa water pool, per person and day. You can also enjoy the whirlpool bath and the steam room. The spa also offers relaxation, breathing and back treatments.
Hotel Spa Vichy Catalán.  (© Nano Cañas)
Balneari Vichy Catalán
Caldes de Malavella was an important local centre in Roman times, and already had many public baths that made the most of the beneficial qualities ...
Balneari Font Vella
Balneari Font Vella
The Hotel Balneari Font Vella has a refurnished historic building and another two new ones. In addition to the facilities for the treatments, the restaurant, the bar and the gardens, it has a fully equipped events room with a capacity for up to 60 people.
Escaldàrium
Escaldàrium
Escaldàrium is defined as the fire and water festival, and combines original music, fireworks and water with a Ball de Diables explaining how fire from hell converted the water in the subsoil of Caldes into thermal spring water.
Fountain of the Lion in Caldes de Montbui (© Jordi Pareto)
ANBAL. Asociación Nacional de Estaciones Termales
Asociación de balnearios de aguas minero-medicinales declaradas de calidad pública que ayuda a promover este producto y que se preserve su calidad.
Balneari Termas Victoria
Balneari Termas Victoria
Historical spa establishment in Caldes de Montbui, which is surrounded by beautiful gardens with outdoor heated swimming pool and offers a good range of health treatments.
Spa, Wellness, Health and Beauty at Hotel Dolce in Sitges (Garraf) (© Nano Cañas)
Dolce Sitges
The Dolce Vital Spa is the wellness area of Dolce Sitges that has eight treatment rooms offering a peaceful and exclusive atmosphere and treatments and sophisticated massages are given to help you forget the world for a moment. The solarium offers panoramic views of Sitges and the Mediterranean.
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Historical spa establishment in Caldes de Montbui, which is surrounded by beautiful gardens with outdoor heated swimming pool and offers a good range of health treatments.
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The town's main attractions are its fine sandy beaches, such as Francàs, Coma-ruga or Sant Salvador.

The capital of Baix Penedès is the birthplace of the great cellist of international fame Pau Casals, whose footsteps can be followed in his museum-house, at the house where he was born and at the parish church of el Salvador Transfigurado, where he started playing.

Another distinguished son of the town is Àngel Guimerà, of whom there is also a mueum-house. In addition, el Vendrell has the Museo Deu, the Fundación Apel·les Fenosa and the Archaeological Museum.

This municipality is an important communication hub (where motorways, roads and railway lines meet at the aggregate village of Sant Vicenç de Calders), a feature that it characterised it for a long time, as the Via Augusta passed through the municipality.

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Caldes de Malavella / Costa Brava
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Esta oficina de turismo, ubicada al lado del ayuntamiento, ofrece información sobre senderismo, cicloturismo, especies de fauna y flora y patrimonio cultural, arquitectónico o etnológico. También es punto de venta de productos autóctonos.
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Thermalia Museu de Caldes de Montbui
Caldes de Montbui / Costa Barcelona
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Museum dedicated to thermalism where it is possible to see, in addition to the Roman thermal baths, an exhibition on the painter and sculptor Manolo Hugué and another with paintings and ceramic pieces by Pablo Picasso. It is located in the rooms of the hospital de Santa Susanna, the Romanesque chapel and Can Delger.
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Sant Climent Sescebes / Costa Brava
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Edificio esquinero edificado a finales del siglo XX con elementos de obra vista. Sant Climent Sescebes es un municipio situado en el norte del Alt Empordà, con interesantes monumentos megalíticos, entre los que destacan un par de menhires y varios dólmenes; pero no son sus únicos atractivos turísticos. También es un buen lugar para degustar la gastronomía local y algún vino con D.O. Empordà.
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Asociación dedicada al fomento del termalismo urbano. Está formada por una veintena de establecimientos repartidos por toda la geografía española. Se dedica a difundir las actividades y los servicios ofrecidos por sus miembros.
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The heritage of its thermal waters has marked the history of this small El Maresme town. The proximity of the spa to the beach has made it a point of reference for medicinal treatments. In addition to the curative properties of its waters, it boasts a valuable architectural heritage, such as the Casa Ugalde and the houses in the Catalan Art Nouveau and noucentista style lining the charming Passeig dels Anglesos on the seafront. The most highly prized artistic treasure is the Palau Foundation, a foundation that exhibits the priceless works by Picasso belonging to the art collection of Josep Palau i Fabre.

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Caldes de Malavella
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The thermal waters are the main attraction of Caldes de Malavella, as indicated on the municipality's coat of arms, where a girl bathes in a tub with a silver cauldron on each side.

The presence of geothermal activity in the subsoil has led to sodium chloride- and sodium bicarbonate-rich waters that spring up at sixty degrees, and has enabled the construction of thermae, a space for resting and personal well-being. The Romans, who already appreciated its value, called the town Aquae Caldae and built a large spa over Sant Grau. Today there are several thermal centres that exploit the waters.

The municipality also serves up valuable medieval heritage, with features such as the Caulers village or the Malavella castle.

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Consorci de Viles Termals de Catalunya
Caldes d'Estrac / Costa Barcelona
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Thermal villages in Catalonia are part of a heritage environment, including cultural, gastronomic and landscape proposals that, along with the spas, represent a unique offer for those interested in combining tourism with health and well-being.
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Esencia y secretos de Tossa de Mar
Tossa de Mar / Costa Brava
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La Garriga is one of those towns that help you understand their surrounding landscape and the uses their inhabitants have put it to. Its potential as a spa town stretches far back, to the Middle Ages, although it reached its zenith at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, alongside the Catalan Art Nouveau. It was then that the spa complexes and the first summer holiday homes were built. The Roman town, the mediaeval castle and the bomb shelter, together with the Catalan Art Nouveau Eixample district, complete its offerings, together with routes through its surroundings.

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Oficina De Turisme De Caldes D'estrac
Caldes d'Estrac / Costa Barcelona
La Oficina de Turismo de Caldes d'Estrac informa y asesora al visitante de todo lo que ofrece la población y sus alrededores. Es también un punto de información de las rutas de Les Viles Termals de Catalunya y de Les Tres Viles, y se encuentra situada en el mismo edificio del centro de arte Fundació Palau, que acoge la colección de arte de Josep Palau i Fabre.
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Sant Hilari Sacalm
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Sant Hilari de Sacalm, the town of the one hundred fountains, is known for its hydric resources: its waters supply some of the most prestigious brands of mineral water, attracted by its medicinal properties. These springs are precisely the destination of many of the nature trails that traverse the region, and which are an unmissable attraction.

Among its secret caves and granite mountains the famous bandit Serrallonga took refuge, with the town dedicating the Serrallonga is back! festival to him every September and dressing itself in Baroque and bandit style. Also important is the Living Via Crucis, a tradition more than 300 years old and which has been declared of National Tourist Interest.

Santa Coloma de FarnersSanta Coloma de Farners
Santa Coloma de Farners
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The capital of la Selva is located in a green area full of thick forests, between Montseny and las Guilleries. The waters of the municipality have many medicinal properties, a fact that has led to the construction of several thermal spas.

Santa Coloma de Farners offers this heritage by means of an itinerary that includes the spa and its springs and which, along with the route of the ten chapels, is one of the foundations of its attraction for tourists.

The city is also well known for being the birthplace of Salvador Espriu, one of Catalonia’s most famous contemporary poets.