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Velingrad Spa and Wellness


Location: Velingard is a spa and wellness resort situated just 133 km southeast of Sofia and just 49 km away from Pazardzhik town.

Velingrad spa and wellness resort is situated just 745 m above the sea level at the western part of the Chepino Valley, one of the most beautiful parts of the Rhodope Mountains. The town is situated on the left bank of Chepinska River and is surrounded by pine trees. The summer is usually cool and the winter is mild.

Mineral springs: The municipality of Velingrad is famous with a great number of hot springs. Thanks to the natural resources, Velingrad reaches the first ranks of the Bulgarian balneological resorts. Total capacity of the 80 hot springs is about 170 liters per second. Because of the healing property of the water, there have been built a lot of balneological centers. During the last 10 years of the past century, a lot of SPA centers and modern hotels have been built in Velingrad.

Velingrad thermal water basin is one of the biggest and relatively well researched spa centres in Southern Bulgaria. The mineral waters of Velingrad are azote, sodium, fluor with no constant anion components and minerals as well as great variety of rare elements. The mineral water has increased levels of saltiness, temperature, sulfates, sodium, flour, and SiO2. Investigations show that these elements have positive effect on human organism. They cure infections over the whole body – muscle tissues, bone fractures, gynecological problems, nerve system, kidney diseases, stomach aches, hypothermia, respiratory

Mineral waters in Chepinska Kotlovina: Chepino neighborhood offers one of the biggest thermal sources in the country. Waters are alkaline (carbonates, sulfates, sodium) and flour with low mineralization state. They are distinguished for their for their higher radioactivity (about 70 emons). They have increased levels of Wolfram, silver and others. The hottest mineral waters are 91 degrees C and are located in Kamenica region – hydro carbonated, flour, sodium, Si, and with high mineralization state. Some of the water basins have hydrosulfates.

Indications for medical treatment and prophylactic:• non-specific conditions of the respiratory tract: chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis;
• disturbances of the locomotory system: degenerative and inflammatory diseases of the joints, gout, periarthritis, tendinitis, bursitis;
• neurological disorders: neuroses, stress, neuritis, radiculitis, and polyneuritis;
• gynaecological complaints;
• cardiovascular diseases: hypertonia and hypotonia, early forms of atherosclerosis and Buerger’s disease.

Tourism information: Kleptuza is the biggest karst spring in Bulgaria, and is also a symbol of Velingrad town. Guests of the resort could also visit the radon bath with healing pools; the sulphur springs Topolata, the old water mill and the oldest church in town – “St. Trinity”. The surroundings of Velingrad are extremely picturesque.

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