The thermal water is also public

The history of the Garriga is linked to spas, since ancient times and especially during Romanization, of which it preserves vestiges of interest such as the Roman Villa of Can Terrers, declared a Property of National Interest. The urban center of the Garriga was formed around the thermal water, with a water that came out hot, with a temperature higher than 60 degrees Celsius.

The thermal waters have always been used during the different eras, but it is at the beginning of the 20th century when the summer phenomenon puts this natural heritage on the rise, due to the fact that the Catalan bourgeoisie choose the Garriga as a holiday destination.

At carrer dels banys 19, you will find Pou Calent. A source recovered thanks to a reform of the road that allowed the opening of a hot water catchment that is extracted at a depth of 65 meters at a temperature of 59 degrees. When it reaches the surface, it is below 50 degrees. Currently, 5,000 liters are extracted per hour, but the vein would make it possible to obtain 90,000. The water is classified as unfit for human consumption.

In the 19th century, the Garriga had three public thermal water wells. It was the heyday of spas, and the City Council had to fight to preserve the communal servitude of this one, which was already known as Pou Calent.

He finally succeeded in 1863. Nine years later, however, the well was moved down the street, where it is now. Therefore, the Hot Well that has reached our days was built in 1872, but retains the date of 1863, when its public use was confirmed.

It contains the oldest known representation of the municipal coat of arms, and is proof that thermal water and its uses can also be public.