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Miskolctapolca - Barlang- és Gyógyfürdő
 

3519- Miskolc-Tapolca
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You may refresh you self in an exotic bath, if you visit the famous spa of Miskolctapolca. The unusual thermal cave bath is unique all around Europe. Besides the natural cave bath there are indoor and outdoor pools, an aqua park, thermal pools and a small pool for the children. The spa is situated in a large park with a lake.

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The water here contains calcium, magnesium-hydrogen-carbonic, iodine, bromide and radon. Thus the spa is recommended for those who have motor disorders, rheums, some backbone problems, or heart and blood system disease.

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Besides the healing bath, different kinds of treatments are available, like massages, mud-pack, therapeutic gymnastics, sauna, solarium, etc.

History

Since The Middle Ages, the history of Miskolctapolca was combined with the history of Miskloc, although archeologist found here lots of finds from the former ages.


In the 13C the Miskóc Family built here a monastery. This was the so-known St Peter Monastery. Their burial place was here in Tapolca. From the 14C until the 16C there was a great abbey here, but when the Turks invaded Hungary, this land became deserted. After this time first source which mentions the name of Miskolctapolca dates back to the 19C.


Nevertheless the mildly radioactive waters were utilized as early as the Middle Ages. The first stone buildings were constructed in the 18C. After this, the spa’s history is continuous. In the 20C it became an official resort place. After this, there has been an explosion of hotels, restaurants and bars near the thermal spa. The cave was discovered in the thirteenth and was opened for the public in the fifteenth. Since that time it is one of the most popular spas in Hungary.

Place of interest


After refreshing your self in the spa complex, there are plenty of interesting things to see and do in the surround of Miskolctapolca.


It is worth it to stay here fore a few days, and visit Miskolc and the surrounding towns like Diósgy?r and Lilafüred.


If you like to visit sacred places, don’t miss to take a walk to the famous church tower of Miskolc, which also became the symbol of the town. If you visit the Greek Orthodox Church, which stands near of the Minorite Church of the town, you’ll see the largest iconostasis in Hungary, carved by Miklós Jankovics in the 18C and painted by Anton Kuchelmeister. In the nave there is a Black Mary of Kazan, which was given by Tsarina Catherine, when she passed through Miskolc on her way to Vienna. Also worth a visit the unusual Calvinist church, the so-known Plan Church (Deszka-templom). It was built in 1938, and renovated in 1999 after a fire seriously damaged the church in 1997. If you like Gothic style, don’t miss to visit the great Calvinist Church with a chapel dating back the mid-13C, which stands on the side of the hill overlooking the town.


You may walk around a romantic place if you visit Lilafüred. This enchanting resort area is situated among the wooded and rocky hills, by the side of Lake Hámori. The Palace Hotel and the small village below has a special atmosphere. It is like stepping into a fairy tail.


More historical, but also romantic place is the Medieval Castle of Diósgy?r. It is one of the most important monuments in Hungary from the pre-Turkish times which still remain. There is a great exhibition about the history of the castle in the Castle Museum.


If you would like to know more about Miskolc and its surrounds, visit the Otto Hermann Museum. There you can see exhibitions about local history and folk arts, and a display about the minerals of Hungary. In the Town Gallery, you will see works of contemporary artists’. There are some interesting industrial exhibitions here, for example the exhibition in the old foundry (?skohó).


Besides these, Miskolc has a lively cultural life, so before traveling, try to get to know about festivals or other performances during your stay here!

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