Velingrad – The Spa Capital of the Balkans

Velingrad – The Spa Capital of the Balkans, Velingrad, Bulgaria (B)

What do Bulgaria and Iceland have in common? Besides that both countries are situated on the Old Continent and they offer jaw-dropping sceneries, Bulgaria takes second place after the icy country in terms of diversity and abundance of hot, mineral springs. And since Iceland is quite cold most of the year, Velingrad, lately known as “The Spa Capital of the Balkans”, is a much better choice for your next spa destination. Not persuaded? Please, allow me to convince you.

Velingrad is a beautiful town in Southern Bulgaria cosily embraced by the Western Rhodope Mountains. Standing at around 150 km (93 mi) south-east of Sofia, it is located at an altitude of 750-830 metres (2,461-2723 ft) which is believed to be the best altitude for the body to acclimatise itself to the surrounding environment, to relax, and to revitalise.

The town is the only Spa region in Europe where harmful substances are neither found in the water, nor in the air. Moreover, there is a negative air ionisation for at least 8 years every day which rejuvenises our body cells much quicker. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Velingrad – The Spa Capital of the Balkans
Guide Location: Bulgaria » Velingrad
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Svetoslav Dimitrov
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hotel Rich
  • Chepino deposit
  • The Historical Museum
  • Villa Vuchev