The centre of the southern part of Turiec is the spa Turčianske Teplice. The local hot springs were first mentioned in the 13th century. The legend has that King Sigismund of Luxembourg bathed in local springs in 1423.
The town of Kremnica acquired the land with springs in 1532 and invested in construction of the first spa buildings. The spa was especially popular and visited in time of wars with the Habsburgs when the noble rebels used it as a refuge.
The spa buildings consist of several structures built in the Rococo-Classicist style, while the foundations of the oldest of them are from the 16th century. It expanded in 1885 when the remarkable Late Classicist polygonal domed building of Modrý kúpeľ (The Blue Bath) and a park were made. Railway revived interest in the spa and it acquired more new spa buildings.
The spa thrives and it is indicated for the diseases oflocomotive apparatus, urological and gynaecological disorders including skin diseases. The capacity of the spa is 790 beds, and about 22,000 patients a year. The local medicinal water emanates in seven springs yielding up to 30 l/s at a temperature between 38 and 47.5 degrees of Celsius.
The spa area spreads in the southern part of the town and consists of several buildings. Its park, protected area, is 2 km long and it stretches as far as Dolná Štubňa. A NEWLY-OPENED THERMAL FACILITY called SPA&AQUAPARK is also available to the public. It features thermal, healing outdoor and indoor swimming pools, water slides and a host of attractions.
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Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA