San Juan de los Remedios was the eighth villa founded by the Spanish in 1515. The historical centre was declared a National Monument in 1980 and has a unique plaza, since it is the only one in the country where two churches stand: Our Lady of the Good Trip (Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje) and the Parroquia Mayor, in the latter there is a huge altar gilded in gold leaf and a sculpture representing the pregnant Immaculate Conception, which is said to be unique in the whole world.
Another main attraction is the so-called “Parrandas de Remedios”, which are fun festivities originating on the eve of every December 24th and always extending until Christmas morning.
Another featured attraction for those who enjoy health tourism is the Elguea Spa (Balneario de Elguea), rich in medicinal waters. The centre is gifted with modern equipment, and among the multiple options to choose from there are anti-stress treatments.
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