The oldest spa in Slovakia, which was also visited by Empress Sissi, is located near a historical town of Bardejov (entered into the UNESCO world heritage list). Operating in an extraordinary environment, it renders complex and professional spa services combined with numerous entertainment possibilities.
Type: climatic and balneotherapic spa
Location: foreland of the Low Beskids under Kamenna hora, 5 kms from Bardejov.
Altitude above the sea level: 325 m above the sea level
One of the most renowned and sought after spas in Slovakia is located in the most northern part of Szarisz, near the border with Poland, only 5 km from Bardejov. Bardejov spa offers not only medicinal spring waters treating people since a century, but also unique atmosphere facilitating the treatment of many illnesses and additional attractions which fill up the time between treatments. It is not easy to fully focus on treatment goals only a few kilometers from historical treasures entered into the UNESCO world heritage list ... which adds to the charm and success of Bardejov spa.
The history of the spa begins in Middle Ages and its closely connected with the development of the royal city of Bardejov. Regional medicinal spring waters were recorded as soon as in 1247 in Bela IV's document, granting the spring waters together with adjacent plots to the town of Bardejov. First spa facilities were built in the latte 17th century, but the biggest boom came in 19th century when the 'royal' clientele appreciated its value. Miraculous effect of Bardejov waters were also appreciated by important personages such as Maria Luiza (daughter of emperor Francis the I and later the second wife of Napoleon), tzar Alexander the I and beautiful Sissi (wife to Francis Joseph the I).
Currently, the spa area consists of historical and contemporary buildings located in the oldest spa park in Slovakia.
Natural medicinal spring waters
Within the health resort there are ten mineral water springs of alkaline and salty type, alkaline and iron mineral waters. The proportion of substances in a water differs depending on the spring.
Chemical analyses and thorough research results state that the Bardejov's mineral water with its balneotherapical properties may successfully compete with the most renowned mineral waters of this type.
Cardiovascular diseases (heart/vessels)
Digestive diseases (stomach/liver)
Diseases caused due to metabolism and gland disorders with internal secretion
Non-tuberculosis respiratory diseases
Motor system diseases/disorders (joints/spine)
Kidney and urinary tract diseases
Treatment methods and treatments
Complex spa treatment on the basis of above all balneotherapical use of natural medicinal mineral waters. Basic treatment methods include drinking and inhalation treatment with the use of mineral waters. Additionally, the spa enables every treatment regarding the modern water therapy (rotational baths, baths with additives, saunas, Turkish baths, power showers, alternate feet baths), thermotherapy, electrotherapy, magnet therapy, paraffin wraps, peat wraps, various kinds of massages, etc.
Accommodation and meals
Patients and guests can make a reservations in the following spa and treatment houses: Alžbeta, Angela, Astória, Diana, Dukla, Hélios, Jana, Karola, Klára, Orlík, Ozón itd. oraz hotelu Minerál.
Bardejov spa is a typical one with treatment facilities which enable to achievement of psychological and physical tranquility within the beautiful environment.
The spa guarantees a whole-year cultural, sport and tourist attractions.
Beautiful surroundings of the spa encourage to walks through a park and forest paths.
After the treatments and relaxation activities, the guests may experience the abundant cultural offer (summer concerts, parties and cultural programs).
Surroundings of Bardejov spa is abundant of historical and folk architectural monuments. Next to the spa there is the Folks' Architecture Museum which includes 28 folk buildings from nothern Szarisz and southern Zemplín.
The very city of Bardejov with its 700-year history is a place worth seeing. The city centre belongs to one of the best city reserves of early and late gothic buildings preserved in Slovakia. In 2001 the city was entered into the UNESCO world cultural and natural heritage list.