by Sofia Pereira
Caros leitores (dear readers), let me take you on a journey to one of Portugal’s hidden gems – the Curia Thermal Spa in Anadia. As someone who cherishes the healing embrace of nature, this experience was a balm for the soul.
Anadia, nestled in the heart of Bairrada, a region renowned for its lush vineyards, welcomed me with open arms. But the true magic began as I stepped into the timeless elegance of the Curia Thermal Spa. The Art Nouveau architecture, reminiscent of a bygone era, whispered stories of the past, inviting me into its serene embrace.
The spa’s natural spring waters are famed for their therapeutic qualities, and I could feel the stress melting away as I submerged into the warm, mineral-rich waters. It was like being cradled by the earth herself, her nurturing touch reminding me of the profound healing that comes from simply being in the moment, connected to nature.
Walking through the sprawling gardens of the spa, with their century-old trees and beautifully manicured flowerbeds, was a sensory delight. The air was fragrant with the scent of blossoms, and the gentle rustling of leaves played a soothing symphony. It was a reminder of how vital it is to disconnect from our bustling lives and to reconnect with the earth’s rhythms.
Lunch was a celebration of local flavors – a delightful exploration of Bairrada’s culinary treasures. Each bite was a testament to the rich tapestry of Portuguese cuisine, woven with tradition and love.
As the day waned, I found a quiet spot by the lake, the golden hues of the setting sun reflecting on the water’s surface. It was a moment of pure tranquility, a time to reflect on the day’s experiences and the simple yet profound joy of being present in nature’s embrace.
The Curia Thermal Spa is more than just a destination; it’s a journey back to oneself. It’s a reminder of the healing power of nature and the importance of taking time to care for our mental and physical well-being. So, dear readers, when the world feels too heavy, remember that places like Curia exist – sanctuaries where you can pause, breathe, and reconnect with the essence of life.
Até breve (see you soon),