Caldes de Montbui is a town situated in the valleys near the Caldes River, only 30km from Barcelona. The hot springs located here are said to have been used by the Romans, due to the remains of Roman Baths and buildings that have been unearthed in the area. The source in the main square reaches temperatures of around 70°C.
Banys Termals El Safareig translates to Thermal Baths Laundry Room and is a public bath with a thermal pool reaching temperatures of 74°C, where a maximum of 14 people can relax. This complex was built in the mid-20th century as a thermal water utility room. This mineral-rich water was once used to wash locals’ clothes, however, it’s now used to provide guests with a very therapeutic and relaxing experience. Due to the limited amount of people allowed in the facility at one time, it is recommended that you book online and purchase a swimming cap – they’re mandatory for women who enter the pools.
After visiting this thermal bath, you may wish to learn more about Caldes de Montbui and its thermal waters. You can do this at Thermalia, a thematic centre that explains the hot spring culture.