Caldas de Reis Portuguese Way

Information about Caldas de Reis

Caldas de Reis is a small corner of Galicia famous for its thermal baths. The water, famous for its healing properties, springs from the bowels of the earth offering relief for the body and spirit of all those who come to know them. These waters are Caldas de Reis’ most precious resource and the driving force behind its development. Do not miss the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience visiting and enjoying some of its famous spas.

The history of Caldas de Reis goes back several centuries, being numerous cultures that have inhabited this corner of Galicia. People like the Cilenos, the Galaicos or the Celts already inhabited these lands before the arrival of the Romans. From this period is the famous Tesouro de Caldas de Reis found in 1940 and that according to studies is preserved from the Bronze Age. But it was not until the arrival of the Romans that this town experienced its true commercial and cultural explosion. Today the main attractions of the city date from this period.

What to see and do in Caldas de Reis

Church of Santa Maria

It is a construction that was built after the the original was destroyed in the period of Almanzor, throughout its history this church has undergone several modifications, a beautiful cover of the twelfth century, and the chapels of San Diego and Del Carmen dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

Church Santa María Caldas de Reis

Botanical Garden and “carballeira”.

This beautiful place dating back to the 14th century is connected to the thermal culture of Caldas de Reis, it houses different species of plants from the 5 continents. It highlights its collection of Camellias and its beautiful oak trees located parallel to the river. 23,000 square meters to enjoy pure nature!

Caldas de Reis Botanical Garden

Segade Fervenza

We continue moving through beautiful rural scenery, this is a beautiful place where the Umia River is located and where we can enjoy waterfalls and pools full of water. On our way we will find La Fábrica de Luz, a hydroelectric power station built in 1900 of which only remains are left, and as it is a river area we will come across several water mills.

Fervenza of Segade Caldas de Reis

Segade Bridge

This Roman bridge, characterised by its single arch, is located in the town of Segade, about two kilometres from Caldas de Reis. The bridge is in a perfect state of preservation, mainly thanks to the remodelling it underwent in the 18th century. This bridge was originally built as part of the road linking Tui with Caldas de Reis.

Religious Heritage

In addition to everything mentioned above Caldas de Reis also stands out for the large number of churches with great cultural and historical value that can be visited. It is worth mentioning theChurch of Santa Maria de Bemil, the Church of Santo André de Cesar and the Church of San Estevo de Saiar. All of them are of Romanesque origin and have been remodelled preserving their ancient beauty to preserve the great historical value they bring to the village.

Mapa de Caldas de Reis