It goes without saying that the whole point of booking a hotel in Caldes de Montbui or its surrounding areas is to enjoy the thermal waters of this municipality. Water bubbles forth from the ground at a temperature of approximately 75 ºC, making it one of the hot springs with the highest temperature on the Iberian Peninsula and in Europe. A gift from nature that the Romans appreciated and put to good use, as mentioned by Pliny the Elder. The spa culture has remained—to a greater or lesser degree—up to the present day, and it has become the main source of wealth of this municipality of the Vallès Oriental, which is being tapped by Banys Termals El Safareig.
Among the many benefits that bathing in thermal waters provides are: reduction of stress, anxiety and problems with insomnia, improvement of muscle and joint aches, palliative effects on diseases such as osteoarthritis or arthritis, treatment of skin disorders and overall toning, with particular emphasis on beauty treatments.
At present, a spectacular monument in connection to this still remains. It symbolises the importance given by the Romans to hot springs: the Roman baths. The site that can be visited at present—which is in very good condition—shows, among other things, a pool with bleachers which served as a caldarium and small circular spaces for individual baths.
Other places to visit in Caldes de Montbui
If you stay at our hotel, Caldes de Montbui offers other tourist attractions that are worth bearing in mind. For example, there's Thermalia, which is a public museum dedicated to this age-old tradition, including the above-mentioned Roman baths. It takes you through the history of the hot spring culture in Caldes de Montbui and it is housed inside a 14th century Gothic building, which was renovated for this purpose. It also holds interesting works by Manolo Hugué, sculptor and friend of Pablo Picasso. As a result of this friendship, the museum also has some works by the artist from Málaga, such as ceramics, lithographs and drawings.
Other monuments of historic-artistic interest are: the Romanesque bridge on Carrer del Pont in the historic old town; the Romanesque church of Sant Sebastià de Montmajor, which is 12 km away from the town centre; and the 12th century Torre de la Presò, which has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest.
In addition, the Department of Tourism of Caldes de Montbui also promotes the network of trails around it. These trails bring hikers to areas with landscapes characteristic of the Catalan Pre-coastal Range. You can engage in these eco-friendly activities that bring you into close contact with nature, not only if you travel from our hotel to Caldes de Montbui, but also if you go to other places near the Augusta Barcelona Vallès, such as Montseny Natural Park or Serralada Litoral Park.
Schedule a break to get away from it all by soaking in the thermal waters of Caldes de Montbui and stay at our hotel to enjoy many other points of interest in the surrounding areas.