J. Gafarot

J. Gafarot

Posted on 10/04/2017


Photo taken on October 18, 2016


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Chaves - Hydrothermal springs

Chaves - Hydrothermal springs
The hot springs (Portuguese: Caldas) were known since the Roman period, when the town was called Aquae Flaviae; the Waters of Flavius were an important social gathering point, but fell into disuse as the town was slowly abandoned by attacks. The spas belong to a vast area of hydrothermal springs that stretch from Verín (in Galicia) to Pedras Salgadas, 30 km from Chaves (on the road to Vila Real). Despite its vastness and abundance of water, this thermal system is little utilized; of the nine groups of thermal springs there are only adequate installations in four of them: Chaves, Carvalhelhos, Vidago, Pedras Salgadas, and Verín.
The waters of the spring, that are captured in three springs within Chaves, have mean temperatures of 73 °C (163 °F) (the hottest bicarbonate waters in Europe).
These values are still valid as you can read on the Cautionary Label above.

Dimas Sequeira, aNNa schramm, Trudy Tuinstra, Andy Rodker and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOW, intéressant, Jose !!!
10 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Very interesting Texte, Jose. And thanks for showing us !
10 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Excellent POV!

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10 months ago.
Paulo Moreira
Paulo Moreira
Gosto de todas, com preferência para as de Pedras Salgadas.
10 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Fascinating!
10 months ago.
Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira
Efeito espantoso da água quente na grelha metálica!
9 months ago.