Baths of Caldas Das Taipas
Just outside Guimaraes (7 km away) in Caldelas, are these famous mineral water springs. They are surrounded by landscaped gardens, in which there are also two hotels (hotel das das Termas Taipas and hotel) and a public swimming pool with water from the hot springs. It opened in 1867, although it is known to have been discovered by a stone with a special inscription, which was already used by the Romans for medicinal purposes. The water is usually about 32 ° C, and is suitable for treating skin diseases, rheumatism, stomach and osteoarthritis. Treatments are performed under medical supervision, and can be both internal (drinking water directly), and external (dips, showers, steam bath, massage, etc.).