Geographic position

The spa is located at 260m altitudes, in Jiblea - Calimanesti Depression, which is situated at the foot of the Carpathians, on the right side of the Olt River. Here it is the place where the river goes out of the Meridional Carpathians.

Natural curative factors

Mineral waters with different concentrations, chemical content and temperatures. The hypo tone mineral waters contain: sulphur, chlorine, bromine, sodium, calcium and magnesium

Mild, temperate-continental climate

Therapeutic prescriptions

Digestive canal ailments (chronic gastritis and colitis)

Hepato-biliary affections (biliary diskynesia, chronic cohlecystitis, post-operation liver disorders, chronic hepatitis and chronic pancreatic affections)

Renal and urinary tract affections

Metabolic and nutrition disease (diabetes, obesity)

Inflammatory rheumatic affections (arthrosis)

Peripheral neurological affections

Breathing affections (allergic asthma, bronchitis, chronic trachea-bronchitis)

Associated ailments (gynecologic, dermatological, cardiovascular, professional disease, asthenia).


Acute affections

Infectious disease

Venereal disease

Malignant tumors

Any type of hemorrhagic affection

Pathological pregnancy (any month)

Normal pregnancy (from the 5th month)

Epilepsy and psychic disease



By car: Bucharest- Pitesti - Sibiu (DN7), Craiova - Râmnicu Vâlcea (DN65C), Calimanesti - Caciulata (DN7), Tg. Jiu- Râmnicu Vâlcea (DN67) and Caciulata (DN7)

By train: Bucharest-Piatra Olt-Râmnicu Vâlcea - Calimanesti-Caciulata

Historical information

There are proofs that the mineral waters of Calimanesti - Caciulata were used since the Roman times. The Romans built here fortifications and baths. Caciulata and Calimanesti are documentary attested in 1388.

Later, the monks from Cozia Monastery built here a place for treatment. Two great rulers of "Tara Româneasca" (Matei Basarab and Mircea cel Batrân) came here to treat themselves. In the 17th century, Mircea cel Batrân founded here a "paper mill". In 1830 people started to use the mineral springs therapeutically. The springs were known to be therapeutic valuable even since our ancestors` times. The mineral waters had also been used by Napoleon the 3rd, the Emperor of France, who had a renal affection. In 1859, these mineral waters had been presented in "L`union medicale" by Dr. Caillat. In 1873, the waters had been exhibited in Vienna mineral waters collection. The waters of Caciulata Spring are similar to those from Evian, Vittel and Contrexeville. Traian Hotel is at tourists` disposal from 1972.


The climate is mild, temperate-continental. The average annual temperature is 9.8 C. The average temperature in July is 20 C and in January: -1.5 up to 2 C. The average annual rainfalls quantity is 750-800mm. The annual humidity varies between 60 and 80%.

Treatment procedures


Aerosols therapy

Electro-physiotherapy (ultraviolet, ultrasounds, ionizations, magneto-diaflux, dry massage, light baths, plant baths, cataplasms)

Kino therapy.

Surroundings, tourist attractions

Turnu Monastery founded by Bishop Varlaam in 1676

Stânisoara Monastery

Cornetu Monastery (original picture in fresco)

Pons Vetus Roman ruins from Câineni "

Turnu Rosu Olt River Gorge (the longest gorge from the country-47km-digged in Capatânii, Lotrului and Fagaras Mountains

Arnota Monastery from Costesti, founded by ruler Matei Basarab in 1663

Râmnicu Vâlcea: Art Museum, Cetatuia Hermitage (painted by Tattarescu in 1853); Vâlcean Village Museum from Bujoreni (the church, the traditional houses and costumes)

The Wooden Church from Albac (Horea`s church) brought in Olanesti in 1954

Bistrita Monastery from Bistrita Village, built by Craiovesti land owners in 1491

The Museum from Maldaresti (civil architectural monuments -fortress type)

Trips to Valea Cheii and Cheia Strâmba Mountain

Trips to Cozia Mountains (17000ha natural reservation).