Immerse in the 'pearl of the Carpathians'Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 16, 2019
Trencianske Teplice Spa belongs to the oldest, and thanks to the outstanding natural sulphuric thermal water and a romantic location, to the most visited spas in Slovakia.
Slovakia The most visited Slovak spa with healing mineral water and aqua park
The legend has it that a limping shepherd discovered the spring when he was looking for a lost sheep. This story inspired the authors of the towns coat of arms that depicts a sheep.
The spa was founded by the Paladin Štefan Zápol(ský in the 16th century. It further developed under the administration of the Illésházy noble family.
The reputation of this spa derives of five medicinal springs of hot (36 to 40 °C) sulphur water that yield in total 22 litres of water per second. Among other medicinal products is thesulphured mud.
Architecture of the bath Hammam in the spa building Sina decorated in oriental style of Turkish bath from the end of the 19th century, above all its lavishly ornamented arcade is interesting.
Hammam of Trencianske Teplice is the copy of the original project of a summer residence in the Moorish style that architect Schmorantz prepared for an Egyptian governor.
Iphigenia dHarcourt, then the owner of the spa, saw its model at the World Exhibition of Paris and liked it. The Egyptian governor consented Iphigenias plea to use the replication of the structure for the spa building in Trencianske Teplice.
The spa offers more than 80 kinds of different treatments.
The English park in the area with a little swan lake and romantic nooks is well maintained and ideal for relaxation. ■