Since early antiquity Bulgaria has been famous for its wealth of mineral waters whose preventive and curative properties have been highly valued. Furthermore, Bulgaria ranks among the first countries in the world for the abundance of natural mineral springs. 140 mineral water fields are known to exist on its territory, where there are nearly 1000 mineral springs possessing various chemical compounds, temperature and curative properties. Most of these springs have been known since ancient times. The Romans built large cities and spas near the fields of Hisar, Bankya, Sofia, Sapareva Banya, Burgas, Kyustendil, etc.
The great variety of natural curative waters, combined with holiday-making, take up a growing share of the Bulgarian tourist industry. There are well-arranged spas near most of the mineral springs that offer mineral water, climatic treatment, mud and lye cures, and herbal treatment, electric and light treatment. Massage, remedial exercises, fruit cure, physiotherapy and diet therapy. Every year a number of visitors from all over the world come to restore and improve their health at our spas in the country’s interior or along the Black Sea Coast