Health & Wellness

Zújar Health Resort

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For many centuries the town of Zújar has been famous for its medicinal waters and its ancient baths. Years after the original baths were swallowed up by the Embaslse de Negratín resevoir, the new Baños de Zújar were built. This completely new complex was created in the same area and use the same waters as the as the ancient baths, the most historical ones of their kind in Spain.

The hot springs of the Balneario de Zújar are located on the northern slope of Monte Jabalcón, very close to the Río Grande. Since ancient times the waters have been known for their healing properties, and in the time of Pliny (in the Roman period) these waters were already very well known. The remains of those baths, the oldest section of the original Balneario, are now buried under the waters of the Embalse de Negratín. In that period they were called “Termas Romanas” (Roman Baths) and had their traditional layout with a Frigidarium, Tepidarium and Caldarium.

Every culture that has settled here has left its mark on the Balneario de Zújar. Its interesting history begins with the de Almagro family. They planted lush trees, built promenades and gardens, and a new hotel. They found new medicinal springs and built a fantastic wellness centre having visited many of the most successful spas in Europe. They put the Fuenta-Amarga into use again, whose influence on alleviating digestive and liver diseases won it the title of “Cestona de Andalucía”.


The remains of the original famous baths used by so many powerful and important figures throughout the ages, have disappeared under the Embalse de Negratín. However, the thermal waters still remain and are used in the new baths .The temperature of the water lies between 39 to 41 degrees Celsius. These waters have a high sulphuric and mineral content.

 The Balneario de Zújar is a modern bioclimatic building containing a large leisure and health complex, with excellent spa facilities. It is made up of two distinct areas. The first is the Caldarium (the name is taken from the old Roman baths), which has two indoor and one outdoor pool. Here you can swim in thermal waters and take a sauna, Turkish bath or Roman bath. The second its an area for hydrothermal therapies, where facilities include thermal baths, Vichy showers, pressure jets and an area for specific treatments.

In the building there are five luxurious suites with a whirlpool and a stunning terrace from where you can enjoy the best sunsets over the Embalse de Negratín reservoir.

The Balneario de Zújar offers a range of treatments, which you can enjoy over the course of one day. You can also opt to have customised programmes if you want to stay longer. These programmes will be prepared by the hydrologist doctor and other professionals. The thermal mineral waters were officially recognised as having medicinal properties in 1928 and help treat the following ailments:

Female genital tract: Vaginitis, metritis, arthritic and scrofulous salpingitis; menstrual problems.

Nervous system: Neuralgia; anaesthesia; hyperkinesias (seizures); paralysis problems.

Musculoskeletal problems: scrofulous and syphilitic osteitis and periostitis (chronic inflammation of the bones); scrofulous and syphilitic caries (ulceration of the bones); myocardial infarction; arthritis and scrofulous arthritis.

Hearing: scrofulous and syphilitic ear conditions; Meniere’s disease.

Skin diseases: Roseola; eczema; ecthyma; impetigo; acne; psoriasis; lichen; scrapie.

Trauma: Slow-healing wounds; bruises or injuries.

General ailments: Anaemia; chlorosis; obesity; diabetes mellitus; gout; rheumatism in all its forms; syphilis.



Region: El Altiplano: Baza and Huescar
Municipality: Zújar
Address: Avenida Los Baños s/n. Km.7
Postcode: 18811


Tel: 958 191000
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