Guitiriz

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Concello de Guitiriz
Nickname(s): Guitiriz, Spa Town
Situation of Guitiriz and the Terra Chá Region
Situation of Guitiriz and the Terra Chá Region
Parroquias 13
Government
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Population (2005)
 • Total (INE)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
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Guitiriz 43°10′55.31″N 7°53′43.33″W / 43.1820306°N 7.8953694°W / 43.1820306; -7.8953694 is a City Council famous for its first class Spa of Mineral Water in the Terra Chá Region, Province of Lugo in North-western Spain.

Parishes[edit]

(also known as: "Parroquias")

  1. Becín
  2. Buriz
  3. Labrada
  4. Lagostelle
  5. Mariz
  6. As Negradas
  7. Parga
  8. Pedrafita
  9. Pígara
  10. Roca
  11. Trasparga
  12. Vilar
  13. Vilares de Parga

History and Tourism[edit]

Though the early settlers were of Celtic origin and the Romans knew about the therapeutic properties of the thermae, it was not till the arrival of the Suebi after the collapse of the Roman Empire that this Spa Town became really popular for the first time in the 6th century. The name "Guitiriz" is derived from "Witirici", the Latin genitive of Witiricus meaning "the place owned by Witiricus" (i.e.: Witiricus the Suebian warlord).

In the 14th century the entire Terra Chá Region (including Guitiriz and its capital Villalba) ended up as part of the domains of Fernán Pérez de Andrade whose family were to became the First Counts of Villalba during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs.

Amongst other remaining the area there is a pretty well conserve fortification The Castle of Parga a beautiful Gothic Bridge.

Entrance to the famous Spa of Guitiriz
Surroundings to the famous Spa of Guitiriz

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