Xploring Hungary: Salt Hill In Egerszalók

  • 19 Nov 2019 8:53 AM
  • Daily News Hungary
Xploring Hungary: Salt Hill In Egerszalók
The mineral water coming out from the slopes of the volcanic Mátra Hills runs down a series of cascades backed and lined with travertine. To experience something similar, you have to travel to Pamukkale (Turkey) or the Yellowstone National Park (USA).

At the Salt Hill In Egerszalók the gleaming mineral precipitates from the water as it interacts with air at atmospheric temperatures. The travertine is locally called “salt,” while the cascade of water  “Salt Hill” which is an exceptional natural beauty in the world – szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu reported.


The historical and geographical associations of Egerszalók have made it a favourite spa in Hungary. Since not all of the dissolved solids precipitate, the Egerszalók spa pools contain water rich in calcium, magnesium, and hydrocarbonate minerals.

There are a total of 17 outdoor and indoor pools and the spa has a total water surface area of 1,900 m². The water there is good to cure bone injuries, joint gout and rheumatics.

Interestingly, the area’s waters have been in use since the 1730s, although the current Saliris Resort Spa and Conference Hotel and the adjacent spa only came into operation in 1961.

Those who visit the spa can take a walk in the forests surrounding the area or can taste the Egri bikavér, one of the most famous wines of Hungary.

Moreover, a section of the hot springs has been officially signed and set aside for naturists.


Sources: Daily News Hungary, szeretlekmagyarorzsag.hu

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