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There was once a time when the customs for the products that used to arrive by the sea to the coast of the Basque Country, paradoxically were not located beside the sea, but inside the country, which without a doubt talked about the economic and politic power which used to exert the Basque Territories over the Spanish crown; because the fact is that Basque citizens were exempt from customs duties for those day-to-day goods. These customs, called “dry ports or dry customs” were located in Orduña, Balmaseda, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Salvatierra in some others points of Nafarroa.
A good part of these customs desapeared, in the case of the Basque Country after the First Carlist War, when in 1841 all the Basque rights and freedoms were abolished.
One of these dry customs, as we have already said, was in Orduña and there, at the only location of the whole Territory which has the label of City, was created during the reigns of Carlos IIIth and IVth, after several improvement works on the road to Castile, a majestic infrastructure which began to function as custom in 1972.
Only 50 years later, with the abolishment of rights, the customs office fell into disuse and started a long process of degradation and oblivion.
At the beginning of the XXIst century the City Hall took over it and then started a period of renovation and its suitability for hotel and spa uses, which as a consequence made the hotel opened again its door with this commercial use. This is the way how Balneario Orduña was born.
Each of the corners of Balneario Orduña, an imposing Neoclassical style building of the XVIIIth century, evokes memories of a history homogenously melted with the modernity and quality of its facilities.
In Balneario Orduña everything is designed for relax.