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Kursumlijska Spa

With the most pleasant climate of all spas in Serbia, the Spa Town Kursumlijska Banja (pronounce Banya, means Spa) with its natural environment that makes up forests, the Banjska River, and a small stream with clean water, along with clean air with no industry nearby is true health and recreation resort. Kursumlijska Banja has several types of medicinal waters (sulfur, carbonic acid, alkaline, and iron waters), which ranks the spa among the most attractive in Europe. Water temperatures range from 14°C-67 °C.

Kursumlija Banja was the first capital of Stevan Nemanja, the founder of the famous and significant Nemanjic Dynasty. Just here in Kursumlija, Stevan Nemanja built The Most Holy Mother of God Monastery and St. Nicholas Monastery.

The Serbian state has sold the Kursumlijska Spa to the company Planinka, with thy buyer having pledged to invest over €10m in the facility. Work on Kursmlijska Spa and the institute of health tourism in Spa, Hotel Zubor (Eng. Murmur) should be done by the end of 2020. Planinka Company, as of now, runs with great success, the Hotel Radan at Prolom Spa, the Hotel Jelak, and the Hotel Kopaonik at Lukovska Spa.  

Expected new look of the Hotel Zubor, St.Nicolas Monastery, The remains of the monastery The Most Holy Mother of God 

Medicinal Factors and Therapeutic Indications 

The therapy block consists of hydrotherapy, mud therapy, electrotherapy, and kinesitherapy. Medical indications include diseases of the musculoskeletal system, gynecological diseases, neurological diseases, metabolic diseases.

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Gynecological diseases 
  • Neurological diseases
  • Metabolic diseases

The total number of hot springs used in this spa is 10. All springs flow into the Banjska River, causing the water temperature of the river up to 38°C. There are many ways of using these waters for healing purposes by drinking, bathing, spraying. This area is also rich in Thermo mineral medicinal mud, which is used both in the treatments of many diseases and cosmetic purposes. Medicinal Peloid mud from this area was world-famous, and one of the most healing mineral muds in Europe, but today it has not its original raw form. Today, mud is artificially prepared, with great success; the soil from the spa mixes with sulfide Thermo mineral water, producing mineral-rich mud. 

Indications for staying in the Kursumlijska Banja

  • Neurological diseases such as neuralgia
  • Rheumatic disease (acute articular, extra-articular, chronic, degenerative)
  • Gynecological diseases (sterility, post-operative care after surgery)Metabolic diseases
  • Generalized weakness (symptoms, signs, causes & treatments, decreased immune function)
  • Post-traumatic or post-operative rehabilitation (after injuries or joint and bone surgery)

Tours & Activities around Spa

One of the many cultural and natural attractions that this region of Serbia offers you should certainly not miss is the world-famous Djavolja Varos (Devil's Town), only 30 km away from the Spa. Known for two natural phenomena, the 2 sources of extremely acidic and mineralized water, and 202 stone figures, looks very mystical, and attractive together. 

If you are staying in Kursumlijska Banja, then you should make a day trip to Prolom Banja 32 km, and Lukovska Banja 47 km, and plan your vacation for next time.

Kursumlijska Banja is 74 km from away from Nis, 45 km from Prokuplje, 95 km from Leskovac, 79 km from Krusevac, and 274 km away from Belgrade. 
The Spa is only 74 km away from Nis, so it is a great chance to visit the birth city of the Roman Emperor, Constantine the Great, and many cultural-historical monuments that attract visitors. On the way to Prokuplje, you should visit, Archaeological site Plocnik located 25 km away from the Spa, wherefrom Paleontological site Prebreza is only 28 km away.