It is said that the area around the Vrujci springs has been settled for a long time . As a spa resort Banja Vrujci started developing after World War II. The first baths were built by farmers on whose properties mineral water springs were found.In 1938 the bathroom “Vojvoda Misic” was built and it had two bath tubs (for women and men), dimensions 5x4ms, the depth was 0.9m.In the same year a doctor was employed during the season. The river Gornja Toplica flows through Vrujci and it is named after its warm water which is never frozen in winter, but it evaporates in the airwhich makes a pleasant sight especially in winter.
The legend says that the national hero Milan Toplica had a palace there and that his name Toplica comes after the river Toplica The legend also says that Serbian soldiers during the First World War and especially after the Battle of Kolubara treated their wounds and cured themselves bathing in the River Toplica.
In 1953 each bathing pool got a changing room next to it.The capacity of each pool was 15 patients at a time. The first chemical analysis of this thermo-mineral water was made in 1958 at the Balneology Institute Belgrade.
Since the First World War up to present days Banja Vrujci once a “peasants spa” has been growing into a modern sports and recreation centre.
BANJA VRUJCI SPA
14243 Gornja Toplica,
Kolubara district, SERBIA
Phone: (+381) (0)64-3315-996
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