The queen of Serbian tourism
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 Spa is situated in central Serbia, 200 km south from Belgrade on the slopes of mount Goc and in the valleys of the Vrnjacka river and the Lipovacka river. It lies at 220-300 m above sea level. It is characteristic for its mild continental climate with temperately warm summers (average temp. 20ºC) and temperately cold winters (average temp. 8ºC).
Sports and recreation center «Raj» has three football pitches, an aethletic track and terrains for smaller sports. Other facilities include saunas, bowling, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and fitness centers. Ski tracks on Goc attract a great number of winter sport lovers. Also, mount Goc has ideal hunting conditions in a well arranged hunting area. Podunavac ponds on the Zapadna Morava and only 10 km from Vrnjci Spa are perfect for those who love rivers and sports fishing.
Many manifestations are held here all year round such as «Cultural Manifestations of Vrnjacka Banja», «Film Scenario Festival», «Book Festival» etc.
How to get there?
By major road Belgrade-Kraljevo and high-way Belgrade-Nis-Skoplje via Pojat.
What to see?
A program called „The Culture Trap“ is a unique institution consisting of a gallery, a museum, a music hall and an art academy where many exhibitions are held as well as music and drama programs.
Sightseeings are organised of the nearby monasteries Studenica, Zica, Gradac, Sopocani, Djurdjevi Stupovi and the ruins of fortresses Ras, Maglic, Brvenik and Koznik.