Grand Thermal Spa of Carballiño

Grand Thermal Spa of Carballiño

Type of waters

Offers sulphur-rich, sodium-rich, lithium-rich, fluoride-rich, alkaline, and radioactive waters, which emerge at a temperature of between 22 and 28 °C.

Therapeutic indications

  • digestive system problems
  • respiratory system treatments
  • metabolic disorders
  • rheumatisms
  • skin ailments


  • drinking water
  • baths
  • hydromassage baths
  • showers
  • jets
  • nebulisations (mists)
  • inhalations
  • inhalation sprays


The thermal spa has parking and a garden area. It does not have a hotel, although in the surroundings there are several hotel establishments from one to four stars.


Since 1816, it has been one of the busiest thermal spas in Spain, due to the popularity of its waters throughout history. The building, made of stone, is a magnificent one-storey construction of more than 50 metres in length. In 1898, with the seizure of church properties of Mendizábal, it passed into the hands of the local council. Two years later the current building was inaugurated, the work of the architect Vázquez Gulías from Ourense. The thermal spa underwent a major refurbishment in 1993. It has modern facilities, although it maintains all the charm of a traditional thermal spa.

Enjoy the surroundings

O Carballiño


The municipality of O Carballiño is 28 kilometres from the city of Ourense, 74 from Pontevedra and 80 from Vigo. The area is full of places of historical-artistic interest and areas of singular scenic beauty, all bathed by its medicinal mineral waters.

The most grandiose and representative work of the town is the Temple of Veracruz, by the famous architect Antonio Palacios, which was opened in 1952. It is a major reference point for 20th century religious architecture due to its combination of styles and innovative design, which will not go unnoticed by visitors. It is built entirely with local materials, especially granite and slate.

The Arenteiro Ethnographic Park is the natural treasure of this municipality of Ourense, a landscape of 60 hectares that combines an enormous natural, ethnographic and tourist heritage. The recovery projects carried out in recent years in this area, located on the banks of the river Arenteiro, have made it a focal point for attracting tourism and cultural events.

Here visitors will find an ethnographic museum, a municipal campsite, a fish farm, and a leisure centre, all of which are models for the recovery and use of previously deteriorated areas. Ancient traditional mills, such as the Muíños do Anxo or the Muíño das Lousas, also play a special role.

If there is one thing O Carballiño is famous for, it is undoubtedly its gastronomic tradition of the octopus, to which a festival is dedicated in August. "A Festa do Polbo" is one of the best known celebrations in Galicia, an event that brings together tens of thousands of people every year from all over the region. In the area you can also taste delicious Galician pies, and the typical Galician stew, among other delicacies.


Type of accommodation:
Consult local hotels in the area

Health Registration Number:

Opening Period:
March to November

Avda. do Balneario, s/n.
32500 O Carballiño (Ourense)
Tel: 988 270 926
Fax: 988 273 332