6 places you cannot miss in Caldes de Malavella

6 places you cannot miss in Caldes de Malavella

Caldes de Malavella is a troba to mig camí of the Costa Brava and the Serra de les Guilleries, the plain of the Selva, rich in contrasts, heritage and tradition. Així doncs, Caldes de Malavella, is a troba located in a strategic communications industry, and for això, it has always been the land of the country and the land of employers. The trail of all the civilizations that have inhabited our country is present in the village.

In Caldes it is possible to lose hours and hours to go through the hiking routes and the different urban routes to discover the heritage. And if after the long walks you face, you need more relaxation, the villagers, with recognized curative properties, facilitate the use of thermal treatments, from the hot water sources or from the recognized spas.

What can we offer Caldes de Malavella, Vila amb Character?

Guided tours

If both the passejades per les routes or the center of the vila face no n'hi ha prou, it is pot conèixer el poble de la mà d'a local guide. Passages through history during the time I spent hours with a guide that was fun and loved, with different emblematic insights, legends and those details that are so pleasing and that escape from a fortuitous gaze

It is possible to gaudir d'aquests recorreguts, diferents, every day at 11am on matí (months of July and August, at 10am)

More information: www.visitcaldes.cat/visites-guiades

These are the 6 places you cannot miss in Caldes de Malavella:

AQUA space

Museum Center and Tourist Attention Point. It is the first place where you should go when you arrive at the thermal village.

The AQUAE Space in Caldes de Malavella is an interpretation center where research, teaching and interpretation of Caldes' heritage are combined. A journey through the natural and cultural legacy forged over time by its waters, through nine exhibition spaces.

More information: https://www.visitcaldes.cat/espai-aquae/

Roman baths and Puig de Sant Grau

roman Going to Caldes de Malavella and not visiting the Roman baths is like going to Rome and not visiting the Coliseum. They are the best preserved Roman remains in the municipality and are part of the Sant Grau thermal building that was built around 50 AD on a previous spa from the 2nd-1st centuries BC. When you go, think that you are seeing a monument declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest (BCIN)

More information: https://www.visitcaldes.cat/que-fer/termes-romanes/

Camp dels Ninots paleontological site

One of the few sites that allows us to reconstruct an entire ecosystem from about 3 million years ago, specifically from the period known as the Upper Pliocene. The uniqueness, diversity and exceptionality of the materials uncovered so far have led to the site being declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest (BCIN) by the Generalitat of Catalonia, with the aim of protecting the environment, promoting it, including scientific research and transmitting the results obtained to society.

More information: https://www.visitcaldes.cat/camp-dels-ninots/

SPAS AND FOUNTAINS

The springs of thermal water are a unique element of Caldes, which have defined the character since ancient times. Its streets, squares and gardens are full of heritage elements that reflect a historical legacy forged through the close link between these waters and their villagers: the Roman Baths, the Spas, the modernist houses, the promenade spaces...

Currently, in Caldes de Malavella there are three places where thermal water emerges at an average of 56ºC-60ºC:

  • Puig de las Almas, within the grounds of Vichy Catalán, where we find the Spa and the bottling plant
  • Puig de Sant Grau, where the San Narciso and Bullidors fountains, the Roman Baths and the San Narciso and Imperial bottling plants are located
  • Puig de las Moleres, where we find the Mina or Raig de Mel spring, and the Agua Malavella bottling plant. And where the water is channeled to the Prats Spa

The recognized properties of thermal water through thermal baths favored its being bottled so that patients could continue the treatment at home. This would be the embryo of the industrial use of thermal water, which had several promoters and became an economic engine for the population.

More information: https://www.visitcaldes.cat/que-fer/balnearis-i-fonts/

SAN MAURICIO AND THE CASTLE OF LA MALAVELLA

10-Ermita-de-Saint-Maurice Caldes de Malavella could not exist without a legend on the back of its history. A place as fantastic as Caldes, whose origins are lost in time, where the earth has made miraculous waters sprout and who knows if they also have fantastic origins, it could not be otherwise that it also offers us one of the most heartfelt legends and which, according to some voices, could have given the town its surname: the legend of the malavella.

The legend of Malavella takes place in the magical place of the Malavella Castle and the hermitage of San Mauricio, where a bad old feudal lady was defeated to free the population of Caldes from the abusive taxes imposed on the he had become accustomed and also to the constant disappearance of caldencs children.

More information: https://www.visitcaldes.cat/agenda/actualitat/proposta-de-passeig-sant-maurici-i-el-castell-de-la-malavella/

MODERNIST BUILDINGS

The architecture of the early nineteenth century and the thermal baths in Caldes de Malavella have given the town its own personality, recognized everywhere through its spa activity. The beginning of the spa phenomenon at the end of the 19th century contributed to the exploitation of the waters and the urban development of the population.

The modernist and noucentista architecture and the eclecticism that we can still observe today is the testimony of a time of splendor and development of the city, in which the bourgeoisie, a new wealthy class, emphasized the healing properties of the thermal waters and gave a new value to rural society.

More information:https://www.visitcaldes.cat/que-fer/modernisme/

Source: City Council of Caldes de Malavella

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