Fortuna Spa Baths

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Fortuna Spa Baths on the Costa Calida in Murcia

Fortuna Spa Baths One of the most important tourist attractions of this township is the existence of a hot spring  which it has become into one of the main Murcian and Spanish thermal tourism center

Hotel La Fuente
Hotel La Fuente

 Hotel la Fuente Camino de la Bocamina, s/n, Fortuna Murcia Costa Calida

Score from 83 reviews: Good 7.9

Hotel La Fuente is located at the natural springs of Los Baños de Fortuna, 30 minutes’ drive from Murcia.

It offers natural therapeutic pools and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV. More… From
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24-hour front desk, Luggage storage, Meeting/banquet facilities, Airport shuttle, Business centre, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Barber/beauty shop, Currency exchange, Souvenirs/gift shop, Car hire, Tour desk, Fax/photocopying, ATM/cash machine on site, Concierge service.

Fortuna Spa BathsFortuna is a spa town to the northeast of Murcia near the border of the province.

Famous for its hot springs which were greatly appreciated by the Romans, Fortuna is fast becoming popular once again as the town becomes an important centre for hydrotherapy, beauty treatments and other therapies associated with the natural hot mineral water.

Fortuna is a typical Spanish town, as yet unexploited, with peaceful streets and a white church with a curious tower.

For country lovers, to the south of Fortuna, there is a large lake, enclosed in a nature preservation area and surrounded by woods, ideal for walking or fishing. Fortuna Spa Baths.

hotel-54 pn Fortuna Spa BathsBalneario de Leana 3-star hotel.

Located in Los Baños de Fortuna, Balneario features an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and a spa. Set in a bright building dating from the 19th century, it offers classically decorated rooms.

The Balneario maintains original features including painted ceilings and a grand marble staircase. Each room has air conditioning, a TV and a private bathroom.

Guests can enjoy a range of Spanish cuisine in the Balneario’s restaurant.

The spa features thermal baths, a sauna and sensation showers. Treatments including massage are also available.

Hotel Spa Los Periquitos Fortuna Spa BathsHotel Spa Los Periquitos   41 Carretera de Fortuna, Km 9, Fortuna Murcia Costa Calida.

Score from 51 reviews: Very good 8.3 There is 1 person looking at this hotel.

Hotel Spa Los Periquitos is situated in the village of Fortuna, known for its thermal waters. It features a spa, free outdoor carpark and rooms with free internet and plasma-screen TV. More…

Fortuna

Located in Los Baños de Fortuna, Balneario features an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and a spa. Set in a bright building dating from the 19th century, it offers classically decorated rooms.

Fortuna Spa Baths

Located in Los Baños de Fortuna, Balneario features an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and a spa. Set in a bright building dating from the 19th century, it offers classically decorated rooms.

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FORTUNA Murcia.

 Costa Calida Fortuna Spa Baths

One of the most important tourist attractions of this township is the existence of a hot spring, which it has become into one of the main Murcian and Spanish thermal tourism center.

These hot springs were known and used since the Old Times, because their waters emerge at about 52º C. Because of their composition, they have and had a big healthy power. They are specially adequate for many illnesses.

Because of the characteristics of their waters it was possible that two of the most important sanctuaries of the Ancient Roman Hispania existed: the Black Cave (Cueva Negra) and the Fortuna´s BathsBR>.

Fortuna Plan Fortuna Spa Baths

THE BLACK CAVE
(LA CUEVA NEGRA)

The Black Cave is situated two Kms. away from the present town, in the Northwest, in a spur of the Sierra del Baño.

Whose place-name refers to the typical soot which covers the cave walls.

In spite of not existing any visible structure, the most significant element of the site is the painting inscriptions (that are called tituli picti), which date from 1st century A.C.

They show the existence of a cult of nymphs and another divinities as Bacchus, Esculapio or Cibeles.

Fortuna Spa Baths

Fortuna Spa Baths.

Fortuna Roman Ruins

The archaeological works started at the beginnings of the 80s, when the tituli picti were discovered, that had been painted for the faithful on the cave walls.

Many specialist had participated in the lecture of these Ancient texts.

This work had been coordinated by the Ancient History Area of the Murcia University.

Its use as a cult place is documented for certain by the Roman world, but it was probably used since Iberic period, at least there is an Iberic site (Castillejo de los Baños) at barely two Kms. away.

Although it is dated from the Bronze Age, its main cultural period is the Iberic one (V-IV B.C.).

THE ROMAN SPA
(EL BALNEARIO ROMANO)

Near the Black Cave, the other great archaeological site is the Spa (Balneario).

It is situated at about 3 Kms. from the North of Fortuna, in the village called Baños de Fortuna, where the healthy character of the water has been kept till nowadays, being used in the modern healthy resort.

The archaeological works have been done since 1991, and they are coordinated by the Murcia University in 1999.

The I.P.O.A. of this University (Ancient Near East Institute) has coordinated the works till today.

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This site is constituted in two sectors: the hostelry and the nymphaeum.


THE HOSTELRY
Until 1999 the archaeological works gave rise to the discovery of a number of small rooms, which are put around a central patio.

These structures have been interpretated as a hostelry or lodging room of the spa.

All this period of Augustea occupation (century I A.C.) is completed by the instalment of two cisterns or irrigation ponds.

Their function shouldn’t be for the bathing because of their depth.

THE NYMPHAEUM

Along the 1st century B.C. the Eastern hillside of the Sierra del Baño suffered a transformation.

We can see that after three archaeological campaigns (1999-2001).

The hot spring, a natural sanctuary, with some healthy qualities was transformed into a real landscape made by men.

Fortuna Spa Baths Lucerna fortuna

The sanctuary is composed of a semicircle, which is quite perfect.

This structure is made up of some steps, which are made on the rock.

The steps are situated around the fissure where the water arose.

This one was covered with a mixture of rocks and mortar.

Here is where the thermal water would arise up.

We could reach this area with the help of stairs that were engraved, access that joins the down part with the upper one.

OTHER SITES

Not only these two sites form the archaeological wealthy of Fortuna.

Many cultures chose this place in the Spanish South East to settle down.

We found the first ruins in two Chalcolitic sites: the Cueva del Barranco de la Higuera burials, and the Rambla Salada, a silex workshop in the open air.

There is also an Iberic site: Castillejo de los Baños, which is situated at about 500 m. from the Roman spa.

From the Medieval period it stands out the Torre Vieja or Castillo de los Moros, which is situated at 1,6 Km. of the South of Fortuna.

It is a rectangular fortification which dates from the 12th-13th centuries.

Fortuna Spa Baths

Hotel La Fuente
Hotel La Fuente
Fortuna Spa Baths.

 

To say that Fortuna has been known as a spa town for centuries would be a gross understatement. The ancient Iberians praised Fortuna’s hot springs as did the Romans centuries later. Today, Fortuna’s historic spa (Balneario de Fortuna-Leana) offers some sublime services to go with its healing waters. And for those who prefer getting dirty, there are remarkable archaeological sites dotting the hills around Fortuna.
Balneario de Fortuna-Leana

This historic spa was originally built in 1896, but has recently been thoroughly renovated – don’t worry it still exudes its celebrated charm! Its pools and baths take advantage of 126°F (52.2°C) thermal waters bubbling from beneath the ground; the same waters prized by ancient Romans and Iberians.

The water’s unique composition is known to help with rheumatory arthritis, osteoporosis and respiratory diseases like asthma and bronchitis… oh, it’s also known to slay stress and leave you rather lovely and relaxed! Whether you take a dip in the thermal baths, enjoy a sublime massage or drift to sleep during aromatherapy, this spa will make you feel young again.

This special area is also renowned for its natural beauty and hot water spas. The spa itself (Banos) houses a full-size swimming pool filled with natural hot spring waters and is popular with both locals and visitors.

This undiscovered haven away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal towns is only a 40 minute drive from Alicante and is an ideal location for a healthy, relaxing retreat into a typically Spanish laid-back way of life.

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