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History

Our bottle changes along with history

  1. Roman period

    Roman Period

    2nd Century BC

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    Roman period

    The popular belief since Roman times is that a certain Julius Gracus cured his arthritis in the waters of Solán de Cabras in 182 BC, attributing curative properties to them.

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  2. The legend

    The Legend

    16th and 17th Centuries

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    The legend

    According to local tales, with records dating back to the 16th and even the 17th centuries, shepherds discovered that goats were HEALED BY DRINKING AND BATHING IN THE WATERS that flowed from the spring.

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  3. First chemical analyses

    First Chemical Analyses

    18th Century

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    First chemical analyses

    THE DOCTOR AND PHILOSOPHER JUAN PABLO FORNER PERFORMED THE FIRST ANALYSES OF THE WATERS AND THEIR COMPOSITION IN 1787, AND THEY REMAIN ALMOST UNCHANGED TO THIS DAY. SOLÁN DE CABRAS RECEIVES OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AS A MEDICINAL MINERAL WATER

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  4. Waters declared to be of Public Utility by Royal Decree of Charles IV

    Waters declared to be of Public Utility by Royal Decree of Charles IV

    18th Century

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    The Waters of Solán de Cabras are declared to be of Public Utility, by King Charles IV. In 1790, he declares Solán de Cabras a Royal Site, a title given to areas of Historical and Artistic Heritage employed by the monarchy as a place of rest, recreation or as a winter or summer residence.

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  5. Pure Spring Water

    Pure Spring Water

    19th Century

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    Pure spring water

    Ferdinand VII and Mary Josephine of Saxony travel to the Solán de Cabras Spring in 1826 in an attempt to cure the Queen's infertility, so she could give birth to a male heir and so ensure the continuity of the royal line.

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  6. Our Damajuanas

    Our Damajuanas

    20th Century

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    Our Damajuanas

    Sales took place in Madrid in 1903 at a central storage tank. As there were no bottling plants yet, these glass flagons, known as "damajuanas" were filled by hand. When the water ran out, our forefathers would return with their carts or mules to restock.

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  7. Pharmacies

    Pharmacies

    Pharmacies

    1960

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    Pharmacies

    Solán de Cabras was sold in pharmacies from the start of the century, while the 1-litre bottles known as Borines were first produced in 1960. The loyalty of our consumers made us pioneers in home water service.

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  8. The Tetrabrik, a bridge to the world

    The Tetrabrik A bridge to the world

    1980

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    The Tetrabrik, a bridge to the world

    In 1980, Solán de Cabras experienced massive expansion, mainly thanks to the emergence of the Tetrabrik, which provided a gateway into supermarkets. Solán de Cabras also created Bisolán at the time.

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  9. A revolutionary design

    A revolutionary Design

    1997

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    A revolutionary design

    In 1997, Solán de Cabras released its first blue PET 330ml bottle, with the container protecting the properties of the water from rays of light.

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  10. Bigger and bigger

    Bigger And bigger

    2003

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    Bigger and bigger

    In 2003, Solán de Cabras introduced the 1.5 liter blue PET bottle with a rectangular form to make storage easier.

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  11. A true icon

    A True Icon

    2006

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    A true icon

    In 2006, Solán de Cabras launched what would later become the brand's icon: the blue glass bottle for bars and restaurants.

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  12. A change of color for a good cause

    A change of color for a good cause

    2014

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    A change of color for a good cause

    The #gotasdesolidaridad charity campaign is launched. Solán de Cabras joins forces with the Spanish Cancer Association, turning its iconic 1.5 L PET bottle pink. Thanks to the success of the campaign, in 2016 the 33cl bottle is also added.

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  13. Today noviembre 07, 2016
    Today noviembre 07, 2016

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    Today noviembre 07, 2016

    Solán de Cabras has to this day achieved a position as the premier cru of mineral waters, a symbol of quality, purity and design, after more than two centuries of history.

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