Along with the historical and nature tourism, the Viseu municipality is also excellent for your health and well-being. You can find an example of this at São Pedro do Sul Baths, with modern equipment and technical specialization which guarantee you days well spent. Whether you want to join a water healing program, which lasts at least two weeks, or you just want to relax for two or three days, this is definitely a place to consider. Far from the bustle of the city and in absolute harmony with Nature, you should take the chance to try the pleasure of the baths and also save some of your time to visit São Pedro do Sul Biopark or take a stroll through the mountains of Arada, Gralheira and S. Marcário. You will see it will be worthwhile.
The natural choice
Over 2000 years of experience prove that the mineral and medicinal waters can be a natural form of treatment with no side effects for many patients. Especially indicated for the treatment of rheumatic diseases – like osteoarthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or fibromyalgia – and for those who suffer respiratory tract diseases – asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, otitis, among others – São Pedro do Sul baths offer specialized medical attention. Get advice on the most adequate program to your physical condition, let us take care of you and see the results improving your body and spirit.
At the baths with History
São Pedro do Sul baths have been attended by Kings and Queens throughout the centuries, benefiting from a reputation only a long History can provide. The thermal properties of these waters have been used for over 2000 years, but it was during the Roman era that the most important thermal water heritage was left. You can see it in the stone elements which belong to the Roman Balneum, built in this spot during the first years of the 1st century.
Later, the so-called Caldas Lafonenses were attended by King Afonso Henriques when he broke his leg at the Badajoz Battle. However, it was because of King Manuel I that the Caldas de Lafões Hospital was built in 1515. This led to the later development of this town. During the 19th century, a modern spa replaced the Manueline hospital and it was later successfully attended by Queen Amélie whose name would forever be associated with São Pedro do Sul baths.
Nowadays, the Queen Amélie Spa is the most comfortable alternative for those who want a comfortable environment with a high level personalized treatment. Near the Roman ruins, the Afonso Henriques Spa provides you with recently renovated facilities and the most innovating health baths programs.