Monday, August 21, 2017

 

Thermal Spas - Portugal

 

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1. Melgaço

Melgaço is currently closed due to reconstruction and modernization. Reopening is scheduled in 2013

2. Monção

Known since 1726, this spa is located in a beautiful park (Parque das Caldas), by the Minho River, bordering Spain. The resort is equipped with the latest technologies in hydrotherapy, which optimizes the use of mineral resources and medical supplies to treat bronchitis, rheumatism and respiratory tract infections. Open all year.

3. Gerês

This thermal spa with mineral water springs are located in the heart of the Peneda-Geres National Park, surrounded by lakes and mountains of rare beauty. During excavations in the twentieth century, coins found near the springs were proof that the ancient Romans knew about these sources. This modern thermal spa is equipped with the latest equipment and provides a full range of services. A comfortable hotel, with a beautiful landscape, clear mountain air and healing waters of the Gerês, used for treating obesity, gout and diabetes, is an ideal place to recover and gain peace of mind and tranquility. The baths are available from May 1 to October 31. Hotel and Spa – accepts visitors throughout the year.

4. Chaves

The resort town of Chaves, with the ancient Roman name Aquae Flaviae, was one of the most prosperous of the Roman Empire in the Iberian Peninsula. There is no doubt that his fame and fortune are due to its unique hot springs. It is said that ancient Roman warriors attended the warm waters of Aquae Flaviae to restore power after the military campaigns and to heal the physical and psychological wounds. Today Chaves is a modern and comfortable resort. The thermal waters of Chaves are the hottest on the peninsula (73 C). The mineral waters are used in the treatment of rheumatism, diabetes, obesity, gout, hypertension and diseases of the liver and intestines. Operating from: February 15 - 15 December.

5. Vidago

The Spa at the Vidago Palace is surrounded by beautiful forests of cedar, pine and holly. The SPA benefits of the mineral water and offers a variety of services. Vidago is the largest spa in Portugal, the water from its source is indicated for the treatment of digestive disorders, allergies (asthma) and migraines. The SPA centre is open all year.

6. Caldas Santas de Carvalhelhos

Towering 800 meters above an ancient fortress, surrounded by a dense forest and the hills of the Barroso park mountains, this thermal spa is the perfect place to relax and recharge. The water from this source, due to its healing properties, is considered a "saint." The mineral water is used to treat digestive problems, poor circulation and skin diseases. It offers a modern tourist complex, with spa services. The complex is open from July to September

7. Caldelas

At the heart of Minho in Amares, between Braga and Geres, Caldelas is surrounded by a green landscape and is the perfect place to relax from the scourge of modern civilization - the spa offers a stress relaxation program to gain strength and health. At the centre you will find mineral water springs, pools and a physiotherapy centre. In addition to treatments of well-being, the Caldelas Spa offers a range of services for the rehabilitation and treatment of digestive, skin, respiratory and rheumatic diseases. The complex is open from May 1 - October 31

8. Taipas

The Taipas Spa has a medical staff consisting of two Hydrologists, Dr. Augusto Dias and Dr Nuno Dias de Castro. The resort, with highly qualified technicians, has the necessary technical equipment for the provision of modern treatment methods (geothermal chocotherapy, aromatherapy, anti-cellulite program). Thermal waters are used in the treatment of respiratory tract infections, rheumatism, muscular-skeletal disorders and skin diseases. The complex is open from April to December.

9. Pedras Salgadas

Set in a beautiful park in northern Portugal, in the historical building of the Pedras Salgadas Thermal Spa, this spa is the most suitable place for rest and relaxation. The mineral water comes from natural sources that have four unique healing properties. During many years, the resort was awarded the most prestigious national and international scientific communities. In this temple of health and well-being, beyond the massage room, visitors can enjoy a heated indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, showers and a variety of treatments. The complex is open from May to October

10. Caldas da Saúde

The first mention of the sources of Caldas Health dates back to the Roman Empire. The first building was built in 1851, and then rebuilt several times. In 1994, after restoration and renovation a modern resort complex opened which operates all year round, equipped with modern technology and able to satisfy the tastes of discerning travelers. Mineral water is used to treat diseases of the musculoskeletal system, rheumatism, and upper and lower respiratory diseases. The complex is open from January 2 - December 20

11. As Termas de Vizela

Vizela, a small town in northern Portugal where their local thermal springs were known and used by the ancient Romans for therapeutic purposes. In the early 18th century, the sources were not equipped for the practice of hydrotherapy. There were five swimming pools with water of different temperatures, where only the humble poor swam. In 1785, they created the first "spa facilities" which was a miserable hut with thatched roofs. In 1787, after a significant increase in affluence and people who wanted to experience the healing waters, there was an improvement of the existing conditions. That same year, traces of ancient Roman baths were found. In 1811, new and better facilities were created and the city authorities hired a doctor, an expert hydrologist. Time passed, and the baths of Vizela gradually became the modest "The Thermal Spa Queen of Portugal,” (Rainha das termas de Portugal) where wealthy tourists from various countries came to enjoy their treatments. The mineral water is recommended as a treatment for respiratory diseases, rheumatism and skin diseases. *** Unfortunately, the Vizela Spa is currently closed and is scheduled to reopen in 2012.

12. Termas de São Vicente

The São Vicente Spa is located 30 km from the city of Porto. Already in the earliest of civilizations, the waters of the St. Vincent baths have always had an advantage when it came to the quality of its waters. Discovered by the Romans in the year 315 AD, the water quality continues intact to this day. During the renovation and expansion of the thermal spa pool, a modern spa was also built one can enjoy: jacuzzi, waterfalls, artificial flow, sequential hydromassage, etc... The São Vicente Spa is well equipped for the treatment of otorhinolaryngology related diseases. The mineral waters are used for the treatment of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases and respiratory diseases.This spa is open all year.

13. Entre-os-Rios

This thermal spa resort is located in the province of Entre-o-Douro and Minho by the Inatel Entre-os-Rios resort spa with a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains that separate the Douro River and Tamega. The Entre-os-Rios SPA includes a park with walking trails and dense vegetation. The spa´s Mineral water is used to treat: respiratory diseases, diseases of the musculoskeletal system and rheumatism. Season: May 2 - October 31

14. Aregos

The thermal centre is located in the valley of the Douro River. The first mention of these sources was documented in 1102. In the twelfth century a shelter for the lepers and the dying was founded here. The Caldas (meaning hot), were well known to the Roman bath lovers. The local water sources heats up to 60C. Today, the spa offers an anti-stress, weight loss and rehabilitation program. Aregos operates all year round.

15. Longroiva

Quiet and cozy, the Longrovia Thermal Baths are surrounded by mineral springs, with recognized therapeutic properties that provide health and welfare. In terms of location, the spa is strategically located at the geometric center of the several historic sites of Vila Nova de Foz Coa, Trancoso, Penedono, Celorico de Beira and Numão. The Longroiva thermal spa is a great place to gain strength from nature itself, and is especially beautiful in February when the almond trees are in bloom. Indications: Treatment of degenerative / osteoarthritis, inflammatory / rheumatism and a wide selection of recreational programs. Operates from May to November

16. São Jorge

The village of Caldas de São Jorge, located 25 km from the city of Porto, is a perfect place to restore physical and psychological equilibrium, which is so easily lost in today´s tense and modern life. The São Jorge Thermal baths are known since ancient times and are famous for its quality of medical treatment such as the successful treatment of respiratory and musculoskeletal system diseases. Now, the emphasis of the São Jorge Thermal baths is not only in treatment and prevention, but offers a complete spa with many services. A friendly atmosphere, professional staff, can all be found here. Operates from 14 February - 17 December.

17. Carvalhal

The Carvalhal Spa is framed by the mountains of Montemuro and Arada, in Beira Alta at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level, between the Vouga and Paiva rivers in the district of Viseu, Castro Daire municipality. The centre is equipped with modern machinery and its mineral water treats diseases of the skin, digestive and respiratory organs. The beautiful Carvalhal Spa with its beautiful scenery complements the effects of health care. Health, beauty and well-being - is this SPA ´s motto. Operates from February to December.

18. Caldas da Cavaca

Caldas da Cavaca is located on a farm in the parish of Cortiçada, four kilometers away from Aguiar da Beira. It was opened to public access in 1924, thanks to the initiative of Fernando da Silva Laires. It was he who, in 1919 and 1938, examined and found a very interesting composition in water samples, a high percentage of fluorine. In early 2005, the restoration process of this spa began, new equipment was installed to meet current market needs. Opening to the public occurred in 2008. Currently, the spa of Caldas da Cavaca, and therapeutic procedures, also offers a health and prevention programs. Treatment of digestive disorders, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, skin diseases , respiratory diseases and circulatory disorders. Operating from: May to October

19. Termas de Almeida Fonte Santa

The mineral waters of the Almeida Fonte Santa Thermal Spa originate in the upper valley, through which flows the Coa river. The green mountain landscape complements the program with its thermal spa beauty The complex consists of a thermal treatment area, gym, sauna, Turkish bath, massage rooms, a reception and medical area. Modern technology and mineral waters help to combat stress successfully and in the treatment of respiratory diseases, rheumatism and other diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Operates from April to December.

20. Termas de São Pedro do Sul

The thermal center of São Pedro receives more than 20,000 visitors each year. It is the largest spa in Portugal with more than two thousand years. These hot springs were used by ancient Romans. The SPA is located in the heart of the Lafões region, which stretches along the banks of the Vouga River. Beside this resort are historical and cultural attractions, all in a natural setting of rare beauty. Treatment: respiratory diseases, rheumatism, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, endocrine disorders, and post-operative rehabilitation.Operates all year round.

21. Termas do Vale da Mó

At an altitude of 250 meters above sea level, between the dense forest east of Bairrada, lies the little town of Vale da Mó with its main large treasure – ferrous iron water spas. The village is situated on a small strip of land nestled between mountains of pine trees, oaks, cork oaks, olive trees, acacia and eucalyptus. This makes the lush Vale da Mó a modest village, a place where any treatment is pleasant. The Termas do Vale da Mó are in a great location where one can get away from the bustle of the city and retreat from depression and fatigue which are so common today. This village, with healing waters, is located 5 km from the city of Anadia, near the main Portuguese cities of Aveiro (35 km) and Coimbra (30 km). The thermal water of Vale da Mó is a representative of this type of water with such chemical qualities and is unique in Portugal. Treatment of blood disorders, liver disease, gastrointestinal discomfort, anorexia, and postoperative recovery. Operates from 4 June - 31 October.

22. Termas de Sangemil

Thermal baths of Sangemil are located in the Lajeosa do Dão parish of the Tondela County, near the Dão River and near the city of Carregal do Sul. Open to the public since 1994, and renovated in 1999, the building and equipment were upgraded to attract tourism to these sources. The water features are used to treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases, many respiratory diseases (sinusitis, pharyngitis, etc.) as well as the use of preventive measures - this spa complex offers numerous recreational programs, anti-stress and tonification. Operates from April 1 to November 30.

23. Caldas da Felgueira

With a mild continental climate and beautiful scenery of the valley of Alto Mondego, this thermal resort, offers a wide range of quality curative and preventive spa programs. Despite the scientific progress, the millennial age of the mineral water source remains a mystery of Felgueiras´s nature. A unique water that is guided though the earth is used for health, strength and beauty restoration rituals. The spa offers the following programs: health, anti-stress, toning, anti-cellulite, anti-aging, anti-acne and post-natal recovery. The spa is open from March 4 – November 20.

24. Termas de Alcafache Spa Termal

The comfortable and welcoming Alcafache Thermal Spa is located in a secluded place in the extensive pine forests at the bottom of the Dão Valley, 8 km from Viseu. This place seems to have been made for recreation and relaxation. Along with the spiritual serenity and communion with nature in Alcafache you can experience the amazing healing properties of mineral water in the treatment of respiratory diseases, various skin problems, chronic rheumatism, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, the recovery of motor function and the treatment of colitis and cholecystitis.The Thermal Spa is open to visitors from March to November.

25. Termas da Curia

This community consists of an area of 14 hectares, within which lies the Curia Thermal Spa, Thermal Spa Hotel- Curia, the Spa Thermal Park and the Curia Golf Course. The mineral waters are used in treating: metabolic and endocrine, genital urinary system diseases, rheumatism and high blood pressure. The spa is ready to receive visitors at any time of year.>

26. Termas de Luso

The MALO CLINIC SPA Luso, surrounded by the indescribable beauty of the mountain forest of Bussaco is a site created by nature to create balance between body, mind and soul. The reconstruction of this historic spa has been carefully planned to integrate the different elements that provide an unforgettable holiday: classic hydrotherapy, spa and a medical rehabilitation center. The water is used for the treatment of metabolic disorders, disorders of the musculoskeletal system, chronic respiratory disease and urinary disorders. The Center is open all year.

27. Caldas de Manteigas

The Caldas de Manteigas are located in the heart of the Serra da Estrela Natural Park. The spa is a perfect place to spend a week-end in peace while enjoying the high quality of the mineral water, it will also help recover from some diseases, especially diseases of ENT and rheumatism. Thermal spa is open from March 1 - November 30

28. Termas do Cró

Located 15km from the city of Sabugal are the Cró Thermals. The first documented mention of these sources in the source code is in 1726.Even so, people have noticed the effect of the use of mineral waters. Water chemistry tests were done in 1891 until 1980. Now, a new spa complex in the Cro Thermal Spa will take visitors to curative and preventive procedures. Water in its chemical composition is used in treating respiratory diseases

29. Termas de Unhais da Serra

Aquadome is the first mountain spa in the country, and one of the largest in Europe. The spa services are directed at prevention and rehabilitation. This Resort is located within the Serra da Estrela Natural Park offering an exclusive service and a variety of recreational activities. Its water is used for the treatment of: ENT diseases, rheumatism, diseases of the musculoskeletal system, gastrointestinal tract, diseases of the circulatory system. Operation: 15 May - 15 November.

30. Termas de Monfortinho

A place without time, and with time for everything. Where the waters are a source of health and wellness, a place where a novel is inspired by the purity of nature. It is a place of harmony for families, where everyone can find a place. A near-perfect place. In Monfortinho find everything you need to relax. Water is especially good in the treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and skin diseases. The center operates year round.

31.Termas da Ladeira de Envendos

The spa of Ladeira de Envendos lies between the beautiful mountains of central Portugal, with more than 100 years of operation. The spa offers a range of services for treatment and prevention of skin diseases, osteoarthritis, and various respiratory diseases. Ready to receive visits from May to October

32.Termas Monte Real

The Monte Real thermal spa is a huge spa area with 24 acres that includes a hotel, spa and beach resort with 100 treatment cabins (shower, massage, thermal baths, inhalations, sprays, ultrasound, paired). Park facilities include two tennis courts, mini golf, 3 km of tourist trails with gym equipment, playground, an artificial lake, gardens, and a bar under a canopy. Prevention and treatment of gastro intestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, and ENT diseases. Ready to receive visitors, without limitation, all year round.

33. Termas Salgadas/ Brancas

Unfortunately, this thermal spa is currently closed.

34.Termas de Caldas da Rainha

The Thermal Hospital of Caldas da Rainha was founded in 1485 by Queen Leonor and is now the world's oldest, dating back five centuries. Presently, the thermal centre offers two types of integrated services in treatment and prevention. Water is applied to treat arthritis, rheumatism, and sinusitis. Open all year round

35. Termas do Vimeiro

The Vimeiro Thermal Spa (Source of the Friars) is located halfway between the village of Maceira and the Porto Novo Beach in the municipality of Torres Vedras. This is a convenient location with good roads, and is available to attend to all those who seek it. It offers comfortable hotels, a golf club, spa, gym, horseback riding and beaches. This thermal spa treats skin problems, digestive disorders, circulatory and respiratory system problems. Open from June to October.

36. Termas da Fadagosa Nisa

The sulphurous thermal water of the Fadagosa Nisa source has a chemical compound with a therapeutic value in treating rheumatic and respiratory diseases. Here you will find support in the thermal activity and monitoring of medical experts in rheumatology and otolaryngology. Open from April 1, 30 November.

37.As Termas da Fadagosa do Monte da Pedra

Closed since 1998

38.Termas de Cabeço de Vide

As a poet once said, of a man´s dream, a masterpiece is born, and so was Cabeço de Vide. After years of waiting and struggle this new beach resort and spa of sulfuric acid was born. Experts, who have studied the sources of water, claim that there is no other water like it Portugal and "has no analogues abroad." Studies have shown that the water used in these baths is about 3,500 years old, and the first to use these sources were the Romans in the time of Caesar Augustus. Treatment - chronic rheumatism, chronic respiratory disease and allergic (upper and lower), and chronic skin diseases and allergies. Operates from March 16 – November 15.

39. Termas do Estoril

Hydrotherapy in the heart of Portugal brought to perfection along with the work of specialist medical staff working for a common goal - health. Treatments for: asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, chronic bronchitis, diseases of the spine and extremities, inflammation of the joints, rehabilitation after fractures, sprains, skin diseases (psoriasis and allergic). Accept visits throughout the year.

40. Caldas de Monchique

Located in the heart of the Algarve, between green hills and a blue sky, in an exclusive thermal Village. At your service - guest houses in restored historic buildings, heated pool, thermal spa, conference rooms, restaurants, shops and a wine cellar. Monchique´s mineral water is recommended for the treatment of respiratory diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Accept visits throughout the year.

41.Termas das Furnas*** (closed for repairs)

The Furnas spa is a heat source, located in the eastern part of the Island of São Miguel (Azores). The first thermal establishment was built in 1615, but was destroyed in 1630 by an earthquake and a violent eruption. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the century and currently there are 22 different mineral springs and a unique heated pool of sulphurous water. The complex includes a Spa hot mineral water spring, which is successfully used to treat bronchitis, rheumatism, dermatitis and gastrointestinal diseases. Scientific studies have been conducted here since 1870. Located in the village of Povoação on the island of São Miguel in the Azores. Furnas is one of the largest spas in the world, with about 30 sources of different temperatures, a great building and a great place for health, relaxation and rest.

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