The most famous fountains in Ourense are those of As Burgas. Situated in the heart of the old town, they are well worth a visit to see the water at temperatures of over 60º coming out from them. There are two: the “Burga de Abaixo” (19th century) and the “Burga de Arriba” (17th century). Legend says that whoever touches the water will end up marrying in the city... On the central esplanade, there is also a free open air thermal swimming pool. The experience of bathing whilst looking out over the monuments in the surrounding area is not something you can enjoy just anywhere. What’s more, you can finish off with a wet sauna or sunbathe on the terrace. And there is something else that makes this experience special: the curative power of these waters. Discovered by the Romans some 2,000 years ago, they built a bath house next to this pool, where they worshipped the “nymphs of the springs”.