The spring fountains reach the surface in the parkland surrounding Vidago Palace.
The water’s chemical composition is slightly different at each spring (each housed in an ornate, Belle Epoque pavilion) but all share an exceptionally high mineral content – particularly of iron – which is said to have therapeutic properties.
The water comes from a very deep aquifer source that is more than 200 years old which percolates through different geological strata before reaching the surface. During this journey, a unique interaction creates a very rare natural sparkling and mineralized water. When tasted at source, the high iron content of the water (which has certain health benefits) is noticeable.In the bottle, the result is a water with a high mineral content, with very fine bubbles and a significant level of bicarbonates.
Generations ago, physicians would prescribe specific fountains from which to drink and encourage patients to walk the water – by taking their daily constitutional along the forest paths that lead from one fountain pavilion to the next.
Today, over a century after this precious water was first available commercially, Vidago Naturally Sparkling Mineral Water is the bottled water of choice on the Iberian Peninsula.