Vâlcele: Aquasic Spa in the center of Valcele offers several medicinal and relaxing natural treatments using spring water directly famous Valcele mineral spring. This highly mineralized water has one of the highest concentrations of magnesium in the world with up to 335 mg / l magnesium, plus several other elements, notably silicon at 53mg/l . The magnesium ions aid in stress control, and the silicon is reputed to help with bone reconstruction. There are several other minerals present in high concentrations that may aid in both internal health and with skin conditions.
Vâlcele has a long and famous reputation for its spring water. In fact it was once the ground zero of balneology, where the first European balneology congress took place. Even over 1000 years ago the Romans of the area called this settlement “Castrum aqua vivarum”, which loosely translated means the place of healing waters. Even in the olden times the climate and mineral waters were known to have a curative effect on those suffering from liver, heart, or rheumatism. The knowledge of these healing properties of the water has been spread throughout the world and in the 70’s Valcele had many Balneology complexes, Hotels, and café’s and was a major tourist destination.
Count Nemes – During the 18/19th centuries Vâlcele was visited by many royal families and nobility from throughout Europe. Count Nemes of the surrounding Brasov area is widely credited with developing the first resort and accommodation in the area. The area was trendy during with a wide of nobility and diverse visitors seeking the curative waters of Valcele. Some notable visitors were leading men of their time from King Ferdinand to Nicolae Balcescu, Vasile Alecsandri and Titu Maiorescu.
Prior to the Romanian political troubles in the 80’s and 90’s Vâlcele had a cosmopolitan air, with several balneology complexes, promenade alleys and Swiss-style villas. The many excellent and famous restaurants of their time had an extensive events calendar with banquets where world renowned ballet artists preformed.
The Serbian Prince Milos Obrenovici – was said to be a beneficiary of the curative Vâlcele waters and for a reward for the miraculous results from the treatment he received he built the Orthodox Chuch which stands in the locality today, and is open to the public for viewing.