EventsThursday 13 April 2017

The most beautiful town on the continent: Băile Herculane...!

My name is Hercules! They all know me! I'm all day in the heart of the city of Băile Herculane! I point out to all that they are on my territory, in Romania, in the district of Caras-Severin, near the Serbian border... And they must remember Hercules...! The symbol of the spa and the absolute strength!

Hercules statue - Baile Herculane

As you have already guessed, in my town you can find a natural and legendary treasure. I'll tell you some stories ... Think at the Romans! They were the first to discover the richness of the place, including especially the healing waters. They value the area and they built baths, statues and monuments dedicated to the Hercules, Aesculap, and Hygeia.The reputation of the city and the miraculous waters has turned the place into a very attractive nucleus for the aristocrats of the ancient Rome.

But the reputation of the city did not stop at the Roman’s times! Imagine the Austrian period! For the Empress Sissi, the city of Băile Herculane was one of her favorite places and the Emperor Franz Josef sustained that this is the most beautiful city on the continent ... Their presence in this territory has favored the tourism development, the aristocracy of the Empire being fascinated by the thermal waters and the beauty of the area.

The main feature of the waters of Băile Herculane is the high concentration of hydrogen sulfide ... Beside the air natural ionization, in Băile Herculane it can be treated, thanks to the properties of water, various diseases, beginning with chronic rheumatism and peripheral nervous system problems, to diabetes and ophthalmic diseases.

To help you on your trip to Băile Herculane, I infrom you that the water source Diana III is the water for rheumatic problems, while the source Neptun II is for those who want to forget the ophthalmic problems.   

After trying the efficiency of the curative waters, you can visit the Roman hotel, where they keep a small part of the baths built by the Romans and then by the Austrians. At the same time, the Hercules Square, the Casino and Băile Neptun are part of the main attractions of the city, located right in the center.

If you take a walk, in about 50 meters from the Roman hotel, you find the Cave of the thieves, important for the prehistoric man, thanks to its accessibility, to the mild climate and the nearby thermal waters. Hercules waits for you!  

Bibliography:

http://www.cazare10.ro/localitate-baile-herculane/obiectiv-turistic/statuia-lui-hercules.html 

Foto:http://www.cazare10.ro/localitate-baile-herculane/obiectiv-turistic/statuia-lui-hercules.html 

http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/B %C4%83ile_Herculane.

E.P.

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