Bukovička spa, Serbia
BUKOVIČKA SPA, SERBIA
Bukovička Banja spa is located in Aranđelovac, at the base of the Bukulja mountain. It lies at 256 m above sea-level and is 76 km from Belgrade. Bukovička Banja can be reached by taking the main road from Belgrade via Mladenovac.In 1811, the waters of Bukovička Banja were used to treat Dositej Obradović, and at the request of Prince Miloš, the water was brought from the spa and drunk by him in the palace. In the 1900s, the bottling of Buckovačka mineral water began and is today one of the most well-known bottled mineral waters – Knjaz Miloš. Today, the most up-to-date therapeutic methods are used in the Bukovička Banja Specialised Rehabilitation Hospital, which is located at a site of medicinal waters, mud and favourable climate. Bukovička Banja Park, spread out over an area of 21.5 hectares, is one of the most beautiful in Serbia. The park is geometrically laid out and captivates visitors with its harmony and rich array of plant species. Since 1966, the year the Beli Venčac international sculpture workshop began, Bukovička Banja Park has boasted a unique and growing collection of sculptures. The Marble and Sounds festival is held in the park every year, as is the international World of Ceramics festival. The Old Edifice (Staro Zdanje), which is the oldest building in the park, is today a hotel and the symbol of Aranđelovac. Prince Mihajlo Obrenović started its construction 1865, as a summer residence and assembly building.