Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vrnjacka Banja

Lies 195 km from Belgrade. Vrnjacka Banja is the most famous spa and with the longest tradition of all, of many spas in Serbia , known from Roman times. During Turkish rule , according to legend , the people buried springs to avoid to having to serve Turkish agas and beys having baths there. The spa blossomed as elite resort under Prince Mihailo Obrenovic , when the first official season was declared open in 1867 . At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, numerous villas were built around hot water springs and two adjacent hills.
The regent Belimarkovic' s Manor (1886), fashioned after northern Italy's country villas, is now a cultural center that hosts exhibitions , musical and theatrical events .
The spa is blessed with a moderate climate , protected from winds by mountains and a unique spring produces water corresponding to body temperature (36.5) The spa also has several cold water springs , good infrastructure ( hotels , courts, pools, saunas). Facilities offer weight-loss programs , quick diagnostic, and a school for diabetes. The spa promotes health and assists the treatment of various diseases.

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