Spa city Rajecké Teplice is situated in picturesqe and with civilization
infirmities less hit part of Slovakia on the walley of the river Rajčianka.The
Mountains of small Fatra and Stražovské hills are connected here and they
create wings of very different shades of green colour.
The first reliable testimony about the existence of the settlement Villa
Tapolcha and spa sources comes from th document of king Ladislav Veľký from
the year 1376. The earth – alcalic sources are known for a long time
before this year. They spring from deprh of 1500 m in 5 sources. Thir
temperature is aproximately 38°C. Doctors and scientists were interested in
healing power of these sources already in Middla Ages and their news spread
fame and acqaintance of spa all over Hungary. Growth of th village and spa was
evident specially after the year 1899 when the railway betwen Žilina and
Rajec was finished.
New century brought big changes. Eletricity and water main were introduced, spa
was built and reconstructed. Today deseases of mobile organism and nervous
system are cured here.
Rajecké Teplice became an independent comunity in the year 1920. Many fights
took place in these places during the World War II. After the war there was
built a thermal swimming pool , lake was arranged for recreation aims and
surrounding woody grounds were opened to the public.
The biggest enticement for meny visitors is wonderful nature with towered rocky
formations, caves and cracks from limestones and dolomits. We can find here a large
variety of Carpathian flora , we can see badger, fox, marten, owl or eagle in
Surrounding grounds give to visitors experiences from winter or summer sports,
rocky formations are great as a drill – ground for mountain climbers,
cave man and rogalists.
There are marked 100 km of roads for cycling in the area. The city provides
you by cultural experiences trough summer cultural and fest celebrations.