Vrnjačka Banja is the most celebrated and most popular spa town of Serbia and at same time, a very attractive recreation centre. Situated in a great park rich with trees with particularly charming houses, the town has a promsing future. Surrounding Vrnjačka Banja are UNESCO protected medieval buildings, which serve as a reminder to early European civilization. Other nearby landmarks include the first court of the Serbian Archbishop, the Žiča Monastery and the beautifully frescoed Sopoćani Monastery which both date back to the thirteenth century, and the twelfth century Studenica Monastery all of which are nestled in the colourful Ibar River Valley.
The spa owes its reputation to its therapeutic effects known to the Roman troops in the second century AD. It was upgraded by the Czech Baron Herder in 1835 following Prince Miloš Obrenović wish for the spa to resemble Karlovy Vary. It has since welcomed people coming from all parts of Southern Europe for rest or treatment. Summers are pleasant, and winters are mild. With organized walks along tree-bordered paths, Vrnjačka Banja is an ideal place to attend for one's own salvation. Natural springs can be found on five mineral water sources well positioned in the park. The warm water (36°C) is ideal for massage, while the cool (17 degrees Celsius) sufficiently reviving.
There are seven mineral springs in Vrnjačka Banja, four of which are used for medical treatment:
The hotels are numerous, with swimming pools and sports courts. In wintertime, there is a ski station on Mt. Goč, just a few kilometres away, whereas in summertime, Vrnjačka Banja is transformed into one of greatest cultural centres in Serbia: literary soirées in a very nice library of the modern style, classical concerts under the column capitals and the festival of the cinema scenario. The restaurants are often on the border of a water current and offer terraces under trees of the park.