Caucasian Mineral Waters. Russia. SPHERE Travel Company

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The Caucasian Mineral Waters region (of the spa resorts cities of Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Essentuki, and Zheleznovodsk) a unique, specially protected ecological nature-resort region of the Russian Federation, whose own natural medical resources have no analogue on the European and Asian continents.


Mineral springs are the basic riches and main treatment methods in the resorts of Caucasian Mineral Waters. More that 300 curative mineral springs are concentrated in this unique corner, encircled by the picturesque ring of the Caucasian Mountains. For as long as anyone can remember, these mountains have attracted vacationers. At the dawn of the existence of the resorts of Caucasian Mineral Waters, doctor A. Tseye wrote, “It is unusual that in the whole world, in such a small space would arise so many various curative waters.” Hydrogen-sulfide, radon, carbonic, salty-alkaline, hydrocarbon-sulfide, sodium-calcium, and high temperature waters are located there. However, this far from the entire list of waters used to cure illnesses of the stomach, intestines, liver, gall bladder, kidneys, nervous system, vascular system, and motor system. The waters are also used to treat dermatological diseases and disorders of the metabolic system. Treatments at the Caucasian Mineral Waters are mainly a combination of balneological resources: mineral waters, mud, and a curative climate.


The Pearl of the Caucasus, which is what the region of the Caucasian Mineral Waters is called, is famous not only for balneological and climactic resorts. Pyatigorsk and Kislovodsk, which are included in Russia’s list of 115 historical towns, have preserved for centuries the most interesting architectural monuments. There are quite a few beautiful works of architecture in Essentuki and Zheleznovodsk. The rich cultural heritage connected with such remarkable people as Pushkin, Lermontov, Yaroshenko and Shalyapina also attracts people to this region.


In the environs of Caucasian Mineral Waters there are quite a few remarkable places which draw attention to the region’s beautiful nature, climate, historical monuments, and cultural monuments. The closeness of the mountain peaks; the remarkable beauty of the valleys; lush vegetation; fresh, alpine meadows; noisy, azure waterfalls; rapid, clear rivers; abundant mineral springs; and exceptionally clean, pure air saturated with the tart aroma of pine resin attract people to this place.

It is worth it to remember, that the Russian and foreign mountain-skiing resorts occupying Dombai and Elbrus are not least among experts and beginners. Magnets such as: various high-class tracks, an abundance of sunny days, and crystal clear air all attract alpinists and mountain-skiers. The bright overalls; happy, suntanned faces; remarkable routes; and the ecstasy of the grandeur of the mountains – these things epitomize Dombai and Elbrus.



Indelible memories will remain with you and after traveling though the uniquely fabulous beauty of the hidden corners of the North and Central Caucasus – Teberdu, Arkhiz, Damhurtz. The nature reserves of the Western Caucasus, filled with harmony of the plant and animal world and the divine beauty of nature are perfect for the person who wants to find peace and serenity, improve health, and to relax from noise and bustle of the city.


The resorts of The Caucasian Mineral Waters Regions are some of the oldest in Russia. This is the place of rest for Russian aristocracy and up till now has not lost popularity among those who love to go “to the waters.” Nevertheless, now such trips are not only fashionable types of relaxation, but also a pleasing and effective means to restore one’s health.

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