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THERMAL TOURISM ON BARCELONA’S DOORSTEP

November 29, 2011

Enjoying the virtues of thermal tourism inBarcelonais easy. There are no less then five spa towns near the city whose fine mineral and medicinal waters are ideal for health treatments. The effects of their waters vary with factors like temperature and chemical composition. These towns and other establishments offer everything from traditional baths to the latest trends in well-being (choco-therapy, hot stones, ect.) with advice from their medical teams and other professionals, as well as a range of alternative tourist attractions, among them historical traditions. You can complement your stay with a bit of tourism: Modernista tours, museums, architectural heritage, gastronomy, nature ect.

Arenys de Mar – Balneario Titus

Reopened in 1992 with modern facilities, a large garden and outdoor swimming pool with thermal water. Beach only50 metersaway.

Tel. 937.912.076 – www.balnearitius.com

Caldes d’Estrac – Banys Termals de Caldes d’Estrac

This is the only municipally-owned thermal center inCatalonia, located on the site of an ancient Roman spa.

Tel. 937.912.605 – www.banystermals.com

 Caldes d’Estrac – Hotel Colón Talasso Termal 4****

Set right on the sea front, newly built avant-garde facilities. Offer special passes for spa treatments and thalassotherapy.

Tel. 937.910.400 – www.hotel-colon.net

 Caldes de Montbui – Balneari Broquetes

Located in the historic town centre, this complex forms part of the protected thermal town, with priceless Modernista elements.

Tel. 938.650.100 – www.grupbroquetas.com

 Caldes de Montbui – Termes Victòria

Set in the town’s mail square, it overlooks the best preserved Roman Baths inCatalonia. Unique building dating back to the seventeenth century.

Tel. 938.650.150 – www.termesvictoria.com

 La Garriga – Termes La Garriga

Half an hour from the centre ofBarcelona, this spa hotel’s unique and exclusive facilities are built in Noucentista in style.

Tel. 938.717.086 – www.termes.com

Tona – Balneari Codina

Since 1913. Sulphurous waters. New services include bamboo cane massages and one-day anti-stress packs.

Tel. 938.870.314 – www.balnearicodina.com

For further information: www.diba.cat/turismo

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