Marco de Canaveses
Located in the picturesque granite highlands of Northern Portugal, Marco de Canaveses is a charming town nestled between the Tâmega and Douro Rivers. With its breathtaking views of majestic mountains, verdant forests, and sprawling vineyards, it’s no wonder that this region is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs alike.
If you’re a nature lover, you’ll be delighted by the many hiking trails that wind their way through the surrounding hills, providing stunning vistas at every turn. And for those who prefer a more leisurely pace, there are plenty of opportunities to sample the local cuisine and wine. Marco de Canaveses is renowned for its delicious “Vinho Verde,” which is produced by more than 20 local wineries.
Whether you’re looking for an active holiday or a relaxing getaway, Marco de Canaveses has something for everyone. So why not pack your bags and come discover the hidden gems of this beautiful region for yourself?
Discover the rich history of Portugal by embarking on the Rota do Românico (Romanesque Route), where history buffs can hunt down medieval Romanesque churches and marvel at their intricate architecture. Alternatively, visitors can ponder the moody ruins of an unfinished 18th-century palace, steeped in a fascinating history waiting to be uncovered. Explore the cultural heritage of Portugal through its architectural wonders, and immerse yourself in a journey through time on the Rota do Românico.
About the Project
Canavezes Hot Springs: A Historical Gem with Roman Origins
The Canavezes hot springs have been known for their therapeutic benefits for centuries, with historical records suggesting that they existed prior to the founding of the country. According to Pinho Leal, these natural medicinal waters flowed between rocks in ancient times, and were even used by the Romans for bathing.
In fact, the Romans discovered these thermal waters as early as 110 A.D. during the reign of Emperor Trajan, and named them “Aquae Tamacanae” due to their proximity to the Tâmega River, which flows through the region.
The healing properties of these waters led the Romans to develop hot spring baths, which soon became so popular that a bridge and a Roman road were built across the Tâmega River to facilitate patient transport.
In the early 20th century, the thermal facilities were further improved, leading to the construction of the grand Hotel Palácio das Caldas de Canavezes.
Today, the Canavezes hot springs and Hotel Palácio are considered national treasures, with a rich history and cultural significance that continues to be cherished by older generations. Don’t miss the chance to experience the rejuvenating power of these ancient hot springs for yourself!
At Canavezes Palace Hotel, we’ve created a unique destination in response to the needs of Caldas de Canavezes visitors. What started as a necessity has become an outstanding year-round resort that we’re proud to offer.
We’re dedicated to preserving the historical significance of our hotel while ensuring our guests enjoy contemporary amenities and a comfortable stay, no matter the season. Our commitment to excellence means we’re constantly improving our facilities to meet and exceed our guests’ expectations.
We take great pride in restoring the Canavezes Palace Hotel to its original grandeur, and our efforts are focused on reviving its ancestral soul. Our facilities offer breathtaking views of the Valley and River Tâmega, and we aim to conserve the site’s historical silence and sincere contemplation.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, an extended stay, or a luxurious event venue, Canavezes Palace Hotel is the perfect destination. Join us and experience the unique blend of history, comfort, and excellence that makes our hotel truly one-of-a-kind.
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