Vrnjačka Banja is located in the central part of Serbia, 200 km south of Belgrade.
Archaeological research showed that the mineral water of the spa has been used since ancient times.
On top of the Vrnjačka Banja hot mineral water spring, the Romans built the Aquae Orcinae health resort, where soldiers came to recover and rest. The spa got named after the village Vrnjci, where the mineral springs were discovered.
The mineral waters of Vrnjačka Banja were also used during the Byzantine era. Some stories say that the medicinal quality of the water was also well-known in the period of Turkish rule. With the departure of the Turks, in the 19th century, there was increased interest in using the Vrnjci mineral waters.
The first written information about Vrnjačka Banja is found in a report by Baron Zigmund Herder who investigated the natural resources of Serbia upon the order of Prince Miloš Obrenović. He declared that the mineral waters in Vrnjci were of high quality.
In 1868, the Founding Donors’ Association of the Medicinal Hot Mineral Waters in Vrnjici was formed and 1869 is considered for the first official spa season.
Vrnjačka Banja has seven mineral springs, four of which are used in spa therapies.
The mineral waters of the spa are used in the treatment of diabetes, pancreatic diseases, gastrointestinal conditions, recovery after surgical removal of the gallbladder, chronic gynecological conditions and infertility etc.
Guests can use saunas, a bowling alley, outdoor and indoor swimming pools and fitness centers.
In Vrnjačka Banja numerous events are taking place, such as the Vrnjci Cultural Festivities, the Festival of Film Screenplays etc.