Baile Govora, one of the largest spa resorts in the country, is known for the healing properties of its waters
Located in southern Romania, in Valcea
county, Baile Govora, one of the largest spa resorts in the country, is known
for the healing properties of its waters. Stay tuned to find out which the most
sought after treatments and the main tourist sites in the surroundings are.
Baile Govora spa
resort is developing at a fast pace. New guesthouses emerge every year.
Recently, a villa of Romania's former dictator Nicolae Ceauseascu has been
reintroduced into the tourist circuit, says Mihai Mateescu, the mayor of Baile
Govora spa resort. Next he will tell us why we should not avoid this attractive
the only spa resort in Romania and seemingly in Europe as well, whose air has a
balanced density of positive and negative ions. The air in the region is very
pure, and the people who come here for treatment or entertainment will have a
firsthand experience of its action and results. I would also like to mention
the region's mineral waters, which help improve and even cure asthma. From this
point of view, Baile Govora spa resort is one of the best in Europe. As to
entertainment opportunities, I would like to mention the spa resort park and
its alleys measuring 7 km. The park was built by the French landscape architect
A. Pinard. The tourists who come to Govora can also visit the monasteries in
the neighborhood. Another special tourist site is the Ocnele Mari Salt Mine
which is 10 km away. It is located 200 meters below sea level. We also
recommend a visit to a famous wine-growing area of Romania located in the neighborhood,
For those looking
for accommodation in Baile Govora spa resort, Palace Hotel is an option. The
building is a combination of eclectic
and Art Nouveau architecture, with elements of neo-Romanian style. Designed as
a luxury hotel, Palace Hotel has become known for the therapeutic procedures
provided within its precincts. Alina Rusăndoiu is the manager of
the Palace Hotel and she will next tell us more about it:
"It is a historical monument built between 1911-1914 in a wonderful place, with
a spa treatment tradition spanning more
than 100 years. It was the first hotel with such treatment facilities in
Romania, built after the blueprints of French architect Ernest Doneaud. In
order to have a lighter construction, the walls were made of corkboards. The
building has 365 windows and doors, symbolizing the number of days in one year.
People come here for treatment of respiratory and rheumatic diseases."
hotel was renovated in 2013 and a modern spa center was inaugurated in 2015. Here is Alina
"The center has several areas for relaxation. There is a Kneipp therapy area,
two saunas, one with infrared heaters and the other with steam, a hamam, a
shock shower, an ice bucket, swimming pools for both kids and adults as well as
a Jacuzzi. The spa also provides several types of massages and wraps in sapropelic mud. We recommend our
guests to visit the surroundings, the Baile Govora park as well as the highest-altitude
road in Romania, Transalpina, also known as the King's Road."
Rădescu, chief nurse at the spa and physiotherapy center, says that Baile
Govora spa resort stands out among similar resorts thanks to its natural
therapeutic factors, namely mineral waters and climate.
"Thanks to its natural factors, the spa resort specializes in respiratory
diseases and locomotion disorders. People come here to treat chronic
bronchitis, asthma, tobacco bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
allergic rhinitis, sinus inflammation, laryngitis, pharyngitis and tonsillitis.
Many kids have been treated in Baile Govora spa resort. Thanks to mineral water
therapies, kids recuperate very well and become more resilient to respiratory diseases."
people come to Baile Govora for treatment and relaxation, some from very far
away. Here is Elena Rădescu back at the microphone with details about the
results of the therapies:
"We have a patient who comes from California twice a year for spa and physical
therapy. This patient has recuperated very well, his condition has improved thanks
to his perseverance. He has come for 5 consecutive years. To obtain an
improvement of one's condition, one needs to come for treatment for at least 3
hope we have convinced you to come to Baile Govora, and don't forget to participate
in RRI's ongoing contest devoted to Baile Govora.