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In Portugal, there are dozens of thermal springs, on the basis of many of which modern balneological complexes for the prevention and treatment of various diseases have been erected.
A Brief History of the Portuguese Thermal Resorts Many of the mineral springs in what is now Portugal were known several thousand years ago. Since the reign of ancient Rome, some of them have been used for rest, recovery, healing. People appreciated the power of miraculous keys and tried to use it for good. The first buildings were Roman baths, where the main procedure was swimming in the pools with hot water.
Over time, most of the terms collapsed. Only local residents enjoyed the benefits granted by nature itself. In place of several Roman buildings, modern hospitals were erected with the ability to take healing baths.
From the end of the 18th – beginning of the 19th centuries, due to the attention shown by the kings, spa complexes were built at many sources, where they offered to undergo a course of treatment with “hot waters” and did a massage. Continue reading
Active travelers are aware that in many European cities they have to pay additional tourist fees. The cost per night in hotels varies from 0.75 to 5 euros. Depends on the specific city, and sometimes the status of the institution. For example, in hostels in a number of cities the tax is less, and in five-star hotels – an order of magnitude more.
There is also a practice of charging at the time of arrival in the city – at airports and seaports.
In Portugal, tourist taxes are gradual. Before this, projects are carefully considered, conditions are determined, and the amount of collection calculated.
In the capital, collection is part of the Strategic Plan for Tourism in Lisbon. According to available information, the money will be taken until 2019, but the situation may change. Continue reading