Vrnjacka Spa is the most famous spa and the most visited tourist destination in Serbia.
Visitors have been coming to Vrnjacka Spa for already 135 years for health reasons as well as cultural, sports and other events. The spa got its name after the village of Vrnjci where springs of mineral water were found. The first written document about Vrnjacka Spa is baron Zigmund Herder's report, who did a research on the national treasures of Serbia on the directive of prince Milos Obrenovic. He considered Vrnjci mineral water to be of great quality and compared it to the famous mineral water springs in Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic.
The medicinal waters of the spa, considered the queen of Serbian tourism, are good in curing diabetes, gastrovascular and gynecological diseases. The spa water called Vrnjci Water is good against cardiovascular diseases.
Vrnjacka Banja – History
The beneficial effects of the Vrnjačka Banja spa’s springs have been known since the beginning of Christianity and a second century Roman Well can still be found on the site. The spa was upgraded in 1835 on the orders of Prince Miloš, who wanted the spa to rival the famous Czech spa at Karlovy Vary. In 1860 the spa saw further development with the opening of the first pool and apartments.