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Concello de Guitiriz
Guitiriz, Spa Town
Situation of Guitiriz and the Terra Chá Region
|• Alcalde (Mayor)||Marisol Morandeira Morandeira|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CET)|
(also known as: "Parroquias")
- As Negradas
- Vilares de Parga
History and tourismEdit
Though the early settlers were of Celtic origin and the Romans knew about the therapeutic properties of the thermae, it was not till the arrival of the Suebi after the collapse of the Roman Empire that this Spa Town became really popular for the first time in the 6th century. The name "Guitiriz" is derived from "Witirici", the Latin genitive of Witiricus meaning "the place owned by Witiricus" (i.e.: Witiricus the Suebian warlord).
In the 14th century the entire Terra Chá Region (including Guitiriz and its capital Villalba) ended up as part of the domains of Fernán Pérez de Andrade whose family were to become the First Counts of Villalba during the reign of the Catholic Monarchs.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Guitiriz.|
- Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
- (in Spanish) Web-site devoted to the Spa Town of Guitiriz in North-western Spain
- (in Spanish) The Hespederia (i.e.: Chain of Hotels) in the Spa Town of Guitiriz
- (in Galician) Tower of the Andrade Counts of Villalba in the Terra Chá Region - Built at the very end of the Middle Ages 14th Century
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