Balneari de Caldes d’Estrac

activities / Health & wellness

Lonely Planet review

In the pleasant seaside town of Caldes d’Estrac , 36km northeast of Barcelona, the Romans loved to slop around in the thermal waters. You can emulate them in the Balneari de Caldes d’Estrac . These public baths were built in the early 19th century, although people have been bathing in the waters for at least a couple of millennia. Come up on the train for a day and split your time between the baths (you are given about 20 minutes) and other extra treatments if you wish, lunch and the beach. Or you could stay at the luxury Hotel Colón and use its modern spa facilities. It offers all sorts of packages. Caldes d’Estrac is easily reached by rodalies trains from Barcelona.