The Roman thermal baths are a historic monument of Caldes and were declared a National Cultural Heritage Site. The thermal baths were built in the 1st century BC and are the best preserved remains of the Roman municipality of Aquae Calidae, now Caldes de Malavella. Of these thermal baths, today a spacious pool and some remains of adjacent buildings are preserved, where the mechanisms of the water operation can still be seen almost intact.


Roman thermal baths
Roman thermal baths

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

Roman thermal baths

Routes and Nature

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

Routes and Nature

Discover all the mountain biking and hiking routes on offer in the area! Do you want to discover all the historic monuments of Caldes? Be seduced by the urban routes which will take you on a tour through the city’s most emblematic elements. If you prefer walking among trees and nature, choose the rural routes and visit the hot spring sources.


Rural routes

Caldes de Malavella is a municipality of thermal waters that above all offers peace and quiet, and relaxation. Both prestigious thermal spas, Prats Thermal Spa and Vichy Catalan Thermal Spa, will give you a warm welcome so you can enjoy their treatments and their spa.


Thermal water centres and thermal spas
Water centres and thermal spas

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

Water centres and thermal spas

Camp dels ninots

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

Camp dels ninots

Its name comes from silicifications, specifically opal, which when they grow generate different shapes called menilites, popularly known as ninots. The Camp dels Ninots site is a volcano where a lake subsequently formed. To find out more about the zone, we suggest taking the Camp dels Ninots route.


Camp dels Ninots

Caldes de Malavella stands out for having very well maintained architecture and preserving 19th century Modernist buildings. We propose a Modernist route to get to know the city’s emblematic buildings.


Modernist buildings
Modernist buildings

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

Modernist buildings

Golf

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

Golf

Golf lovers, both professional and amateur, really must make a stop in Caldes de Malavella. This municipality is home to the PGA CATALUNYA RESORT facilities, the only course in Catalonia included in the ranking of the 10 best courses in Europe. It is an 18-hole (par-72) course, renowned for the beauty of its rounds, and with the particular feature, unique in Spain, of having 5 different tees for each hole. And PITCH & PUTT FRANCIAC, a par-3, 18-hole course, offers some magnificent facilities for the whole family.


Golf

If you want to discover a space far from the municipality and relax close to nature, visit Malavella Castle (11th century) and get to know St. Maurice Hermitage, an architectural complex that forms part of the inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. The basalt flows that recently appeared at this spot as a result of the solidification of the lava from the old volcanic chimneys are exceptional.


Castle and St. Maurice Hermitage
Castle and St. Maurice Hermitage

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

Castle and St. Maurice Hermitage

Malavella Festval

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

Malavella Festval

A festival that came about in 2020 from several desires and initiatives to recover and promote the legend of Malavella and in so doing link it with the imaginary world and the occult. Malavella Festival is a tool for projecting Caldes heritage, maintaining it and encouraging collective identity.


More information at www.festadelamalavella.cat


 


Malavella Festval

The historical re-enactments that have been held since 2001 consist of a lovely guided walk around different corners of the municipality under the fun and enjoyable direction of three theatre actors who describe town events: from prehistory via Roman Caldes and the value that the waters have acquired with the exploitation of the thermal waters and the construction of the thermal spas.


Guided tours
Historical re-enactments

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

Historical re-enactments

Caldes gastronomy

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10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

Caldes gastronomy

Caldes gastronomy is for experiencing, remembering and getting excited about. Based on the tradition of Catalan cuisine, local recipes have been preserved along with traditional products to drive its great gastronomic value: thermal cooking.


This cuisine stands out for its main element, which is mineral water, and its properties which have health benefits.


“It is used for dishes that serve as a basis for most recipes, such as vegetables, broths or fish broths, and for quick cooking, such as blanching vegetables and, in this case, we also stop the cooking with cold mineral water,” says David Heras, Chef at the Vichy Catalan restaurant.


Caldes gastronomy
  • Roman thermal baths

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    10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

    Roman thermal baths

    The Roman thermal baths are a historic monument of Caldes and were declared a National Cultural Heritage Site. The thermal baths were built in the 1st century BC and are the best preserved remains of the Roman municipality of Aquae Calidae, now Caldes de Malavella. Of these thermal baths, today a spacious pool and some remains of adjacent buildings are preserved, where the mechanisms of the water operation can still be seen almost intact.


    Roman thermal baths
  • Routes and Nature

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    10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

    Routes and Nature

    Discover all the mountain biking and hiking routes on offer in the area! Do you want to discover all the historic monuments of Caldes? Be seduced by the urban routes which will take you on a tour through the city’s most emblematic elements. If you prefer walking among trees and nature, choose the rural routes and visit the hot spring sources.


    Rural routes
  • Water centres and thermal spas

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    10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

    Water centres and thermal spas

    Caldes de Malavella is a municipality of thermal waters that above all offers peace and quiet, and relaxation. Both prestigious thermal spas, Prats Thermal Spa and Vichy Catalan Thermal Spa, will give you a warm welcome so you can enjoy their treatments and their spa.


    Thermal water centres and thermal spas
  • Camp dels ninots

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    10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

    Camp dels ninots

    Its name comes from silicifications, specifically opal, which when they grow generate different shapes called menilites, popularly known as ninots. The Camp dels Ninots site is a volcano where a lake subsequently formed. To find out more about the zone, we suggest taking the Camp dels Ninots route.


    Camp dels Ninots
  • Modernist buildings

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    10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

    Modernist buildings

    Caldes de Malavella stands out for having very well maintained architecture and preserving 19th century Modernist buildings. We propose a Modernist route to get to know the city’s emblematic buildings.


    Modernist buildings
  • Golf

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    10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

    Golf

    Golf lovers, both professional and amateur, really must make a stop in Caldes de Malavella. This municipality is home to the PGA CATALUNYA RESORT facilities, the only course in Catalonia included in the ranking of the 10 best courses in Europe. It is an 18-hole (par-72) course, renowned for the beauty of its rounds, and with the particular feature, unique in Spain, of having 5 different tees for each hole. And PITCH & PUTT FRANCIAC, a par-3, 18-hole course, offers some magnificent facilities for the whole family.


    Golf
  • Castle and St. Maurice Hermitage

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    10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

    Castle and St. Maurice Hermitage

    If you want to discover a space far from the municipality and relax close to nature, visit Malavella Castle (11th century) and get to know St. Maurice Hermitage, an architectural complex that forms part of the inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. The basalt flows that recently appeared at this spot as a result of the solidification of the lava from the old volcanic chimneys are exceptional.


    Castle and St. Maurice Hermitage
  • Malavella Festval

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    10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

    Malavella Festval

    A festival that came about in 2020 from several desires and initiatives to recover and promote the legend of Malavella and in so doing link it with the imaginary world and the occult. Malavella Festival is a tool for projecting Caldes heritage, maintaining it and encouraging collective identity.


    More information at www.festadelamalavella.cat


     


    Malavella Festval
  • Historical re-enactments

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    10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

    Historical re-enactments

    The historical re-enactments that have been held since 2001 consist of a lovely guided walk around different corners of the municipality under the fun and enjoyable direction of three theatre actors who describe town events: from prehistory via Roman Caldes and the value that the waters have acquired with the exploitation of the thermal waters and the construction of the thermal spas.


    Guided tours
  • Caldes gastronomy

    10

    10 REASONS TO VISIT CALDES

    Caldes gastronomy

    Caldes gastronomy is for experiencing, remembering and getting excited about. Based on the tradition of Catalan cuisine, local recipes have been preserved along with traditional products to drive its great gastronomic value: thermal cooking.


    This cuisine stands out for its main element, which is mineral water, and its properties which have health benefits.


    “It is used for dishes that serve as a basis for most recipes, such as vegetables, broths or fish broths, and for quick cooking, such as blanching vegetables and, in this case, we also stop the cooking with cold mineral water,” says David Heras, Chef at the Vichy Catalan restaurant.


    Caldes gastronomy