Situated on the right bank
of the Tundja river is an unquestionable leader in the top
chart of the Bulgarian resorts. The mineral waters spring
from seven natural and drilling sources with similar chemical
composition. The content of radon in the waters of the several
springs is 1-11.4 nonocures. Most of the waters are fluoride,
slightly miniralized. The high content of fluoride and metasilicon
acid, as well as the expressed hyperthermality have good healing
effect on a number of joint diseases. Pavel Banya is a leading
centre of rehabilitation and healing of diseases of the locomotor
and the nervous system. But the most effective results are
achieved at the treatment of diseases of the locomotory system
and traumatic conditions of the spinal cord.
There is a modern centre for
treatment of paraplegia. Narechen is situated at an altitude
of 620-660 m. The climate is transitional between the temperate
continental zone and the country's southernmost regions where
the Mediterranean influence is the strongest. The average
air temperature is about 10C; and the average July temperature,
about 19-20C. Thanks to the fresh mountain breezes the summer
is not excessively hot and the weather is particularly fine.
The winter is mild to moderately cold with many clear days.
The autumn is long, warm and sunny. The relative air humidity
is moderate ( about 70 per cent ).
The air is extremely clean
and rich in negative iron ions which have a beneficial effect
on the mucous lining of the respiratory tract and on the nervous
system. The specialists gave registered good results with
post fracture conditions of slow colos formation and contractura.
This effect is due to the influence of the mineral water,
as well as to the various methods applied. For about ten years
now mud-treatment is also applied in the spa in alternation
with mineral baths. Excellent results have been achieved with
thousands of patients suffering arthritis and gynaecological