Spa is a town in the East of Belgium and is actually where the term ‘spa’ originates from. The name has become a generic term for other similar areas due to the hot springs being so popular. Spa is located in the Ardennes Mountains and is one of the largest tourist destinations in Belgium. The area has several mineral-rich springs that have healing properties.
Les Thermes de Spa is a very modern take on the traditional spa with softly curved pools and gentle fountains. The temperature of the mineral water baths is around 33 degrees and the water is collected from the Clementine spring. Treatments like massages and beauty therapies are also available. Nature surrounds this spa, adding to the relaxing aura it radiates. It’s situated at the top of a hill, meaning tourists can look over the edge at the gorgeous views.
Another place you may want to visit while in Spa is The Leopold II Gallery, which shows Belgium’s national heritage. It’s located in the Place Royale of Spa, known as the Seven O’clock Park due to the vast amounts of people going out for an evening stroll. The area is also full of nature, ranging from trees along the paths to huge fountains situated in the lakes.