Known as a spa town, Vidago was a centre of mineral water treatments dating back to the late 19th century and early 20th century. For a long time distance was an impediment to the development of the town, due to the difficulty of transport. Guests would arrive by coach from Porto, using roads that were often little more than dirt path. Finally in 1907 the railroad betwen Régua and Vila Real was extended to Pedras Salgadas, 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the south of Vidago. Three years later the first train arrived at the Vidago station, resulting in renewed popularity of the spa.

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  • Known as a spa town, Vidago was a centre of mineral water treatments dating back to the late 19th century and early 20th century. For a long time distance was an impediment to the development of the town, due to the difficulty of transport. Guests would arrive by coach from Porto, using roads that were often little more than dirt path. Finally in 1907 the railroad betwen Régua and Vila Real was extended to Pedras Salgadas, 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the south of Vidago. Three years later the first train arrived at the Vidago station, resulting in renewed popularity of the spa. During the Gilded Age, the popularity of the waters in Vidago resulted in the construction of the Hotel Palace of Vidago, which became the retreat of some Portuguese monarchs. The spa town saw its period of splendor from 1875 to 1877 when King Luís I made consecutive visits. The fame of the curative powers of the waters spread so far that from 1876 to 1889 they were awarded prizes in Madrid, Paris, Vienna and Rio de Janeiro. For this, Vidago was once one of the most visited Portuguese spas; the water is apparently effective in the treatment of digestive problems, as it contains sodium bicarbonate and, according to publicity leaflets, radioactive elements. Bottled mineral waters Salus and Campilho are extracted in Vidago. When the Palace Hotel was built in 1910, it was one of the most luxurious on the Iberian Peninsula, that included concerts, tennis and croquet courts, and, on the small island within the lake, there was a spacious skating rink. Following a period of remodelling, refurbishing and renovation, the 5-star hotel reopened in 2010, which included an expanded golf course and park. (en)
  • Vidago es una freguesia portuguesa del concelho de Chaves, con 6,40 km² de superficie y 1.186 habitantes (2001). Su densidad de población es de 185,3 hab/km². (es)
  • Vidago ist ein Ort und eine ehemalige Gemeinde (Freguesia) im portugiesischen Kreis Chaves. Die Gemeinde hatte 1204 Einwohner (Stand 30. Juni 2011). Am 29. September 2013 wurden die Gemeinden Vidago, Arcossó, Selhariz und Vilarinho das Paranheiras zur neuen Gemeinde Vidago (União das Freguesias de Vidago, Arcossó, Selhariz e Vilarinho das Paranheiras) zusammengeschlossen. Vidago ist Sitz dieser neu gebildeten Gemeinde. (de)
  • Vidago is een plaats (freguesia) in de Portugese gemeente Chaves en telt 1 186 inwoners (2001). * * * (nl)
  • Vidago (oficialmente, Vidago (União das Freguesias de Vidago, Arcossó, Selhariz e Vilarinho das Paranheiras)) é uma freguesia portuguesa do concelho de Chaves, com 24,57 km² de área e 1 991 habitantes (2011). A sua densidade populacional é de 81 hab/km². É conhecida pelas suas águas gasocarbónicas. Vidago está situada a quinze quilómetros de Chaves, sede do concelho a que pertence. Fica na zona sul da circunscrição, sendo atravessada pela estrada nacional nº2. A vila está localizada no fundo de um vale apertado onde confluem o rio Avelames e a Ribeira de Oura, em cujas margens se plantam videiras. Em volta estão as serras do Alvão e da Padrela. A norte está o pico de Santa Bárbara, local de grande passado nacionalista. O vale, em tempos muito arborizado está agora mais despido de vegetação, por ter sido, na década de 80, vítima de incêndios devastadores. Vidago é ainda conhecido pelas suas águas termais e pelo ex-libris da vila: Vidago-Palace Hotel. As águas de Vidago, muito especialmente as da nascente n.º 1, de uma alcalinidade superior a qualquer água portuguesa, excedem também em alcalinidade a de Vichy. Na Europa só há outra estância, onde se dão injecções de água viva, Uriage (França). Tais injecções são intramusculares, para a cura de eczemas, coriza hidroreica, urticária, bronquites, asma, etc. Martiniano Ferreira Botelho (1853-1939) foi um médico, farmacêutico e político português que escreveu a sua tese de doutoramento sobre as águas de Vidago: "Breve estudo sobre as águas alcalino-gazósas das Pedras Salgadas", que se encontra disponível na Biblioteca Nacional Digital. (pt)
  • Видагу (порт. Vidago) — район (фрегезия) в Португалии, входит в округ Вила-Реал. Является составной частью муниципалитета Шавеш. По старому административному делению входил в провинцию Траз-уж-Монтиш и Алту-Дору. Входит в экономико-статистический субрегион Алту-Траз-уш-Монтеш, который входит в Северный регион. Население составляет 1186 человек на 2001 год. Занимает площадь 6,40 км². (ru)
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  • Vidago es una freguesia portuguesa del concelho de Chaves, con 6,40 km² de superficie y 1.186 habitantes (2001). Su densidad de población es de 185,3 hab/km². (es)
  • Vidago ist ein Ort und eine ehemalige Gemeinde (Freguesia) im portugiesischen Kreis Chaves. Die Gemeinde hatte 1204 Einwohner (Stand 30. Juni 2011). Am 29. September 2013 wurden die Gemeinden Vidago, Arcossó, Selhariz und Vilarinho das Paranheiras zur neuen Gemeinde Vidago (União das Freguesias de Vidago, Arcossó, Selhariz e Vilarinho das Paranheiras) zusammengeschlossen. Vidago ist Sitz dieser neu gebildeten Gemeinde. (de)
  • Vidago is een plaats (freguesia) in de Portugese gemeente Chaves en telt 1 186 inwoners (2001). * * * (nl)
  • Видагу (порт. Vidago) — район (фрегезия) в Португалии, входит в округ Вила-Реал. Является составной частью муниципалитета Шавеш. По старому административному делению входил в провинцию Траз-уж-Монтиш и Алту-Дору. Входит в экономико-статистический субрегион Алту-Траз-уш-Монтеш, который входит в Северный регион. Население составляет 1186 человек на 2001 год. Занимает площадь 6,40 км². (ru)
  • Known as a spa town, Vidago was a centre of mineral water treatments dating back to the late 19th century and early 20th century. For a long time distance was an impediment to the development of the town, due to the difficulty of transport. Guests would arrive by coach from Porto, using roads that were often little more than dirt path. Finally in 1907 the railroad betwen Régua and Vila Real was extended to Pedras Salgadas, 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the south of Vidago. Three years later the first train arrived at the Vidago station, resulting in renewed popularity of the spa. (en)
  • Vidago (oficialmente, Vidago (União das Freguesias de Vidago, Arcossó, Selhariz e Vilarinho das Paranheiras)) é uma freguesia portuguesa do concelho de Chaves, com 24,57 km² de área e 1 991 habitantes (2011). A sua densidade populacional é de 81 hab/km². É conhecida pelas suas águas gasocarbónicas. A norte está o pico de Santa Bárbara, local de grande passado nacionalista. O vale, em tempos muito arborizado está agora mais despido de vegetação, por ter sido, na década de 80, vítima de incêndios devastadores. (pt)
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