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The water in Carabaña was known to the Romans. Until the XIX century, it sprung naturally from the spot known as Cabeza Gorda Hill. From then on it began to be bottled and was collected in carafes. It used to be used as a medicine for many illnesses.It was at the end of the XIX century when D. Ruperto Jacinto Chavarri sent the water to be analysed and began to commercialise it through the industry Las Aguas Minero Medicinales de Carabaña La Favorita. The analysis revealed qualities for treating digestive, intestinal and liver diseases, in internal use, and for dermatitis and greasy cutis in external use.The Medicinal Water of Carabaña was presented in exhibitions and medical congresses of the era; it obtained many prizes, amongst others, at the Universal exhibition in Paris in 1889.At the beginning of the XX century, the Carabaña Water was put on the European and American markets. On 4 May 1928 the Medicinal Water of Carabaña was declared apt for public consumption. Since 1904, Carabaña bath salts have been elaborated from the marvellous salts obtained from the crystallisation of this water. The Carabaña water is still commercialised today, but the factory is now a youth hostel.