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o "grande hotel"
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member h_raky
N 39° 24.071 W 009° 08.173
29S E 488271 N 4361306
Quick Description: the "Grand Hotel" of the city in 70 years of the nineteenth century when Caldas received visitors from the capital, including the royal family, which sought the spa.
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/20/2010 9:18:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMA5FP
Views: 35

Long Description:
The historian and Socialist councilor in the municipality, Nicolau Borges, said today that the Lusa Lisbonense Hotel with four floors, "continued the legacy of Pombal and buildings at the time, for Caldas da Rainha, a monumental building was only competing with Thermal Hospital."
The hotel is still situated in one of the entrances to the city, near the green park D. Carlos and the Thermal Hospital (founded over 500 years) and formed part of the circuit of visitors who come to spas and baths to S. Martinho do Porto, "said the historian.

Nicolau Borges also highlighted the fact that the hotel have arisen when the railway came to Caldas da Rainha.

The hotel unit would eventually go into decline in the 70s of the twentieth century has already come to receive the citizens of ex-colonies.

After several attempts to rescue that never came to be effected, the FDO Group presented a project to build a shopping center and the local authority has conditioned the approval to recover the old hotel while maintaining the original facade.
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