Piešťany - Slovakia's Biggest Health Spa
Enjoy first-class medical wellness in this tradition-rich spa town
Piešťany is the largest and most important thermal spa in Slovakia. The town looks back to a long history of health spa tradition and has been internationally famous since the 19th century.
Do you have complaints of the musculoskeletal system? Then allow yourself to be get some treatment here. Or just spend a few relaxing and entertaining days in this tranquil town, situated in a natural and beautiful landscape.
A Long and Rich History
Around 80,000 years ago, the first human settlements were present in the area of Piešťany. Archaeologists
have unearthed traces of prehistoric settlements that attest to the allure of the hot springs back then in this fertile valley. Moravany, near Piešťany, is where the renowned Venus of Moravany comes from, for example. The small female figure, made of mammoth tusk ivory, is around 22,800 years old.
Piešťany itself was first mentioned in writing in 1113, whereby the area at that time consisted of several settlements. The healing springs were first mentioned in writing in 1549 but were already being used in the Middle Ages. For example, a visit by King Matthias Corvinus has been passed on.