In recent days, the Czech media has reported on the inscription of the world-famous spa triangle on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Three Czech cities - Františkovy Lázně
, Mariánské Lázně
and Karlovy Vary
, together with eight other European spas, have thus received exclusive protection for their unique architectural monuments and the phenomenon of spa culture, which they have been developing for several centuries. The discovery of mineral springs and the use of mineral waters due to their healing effects has been documented in our territory since the 15th century. The greatest expansion of spa culture in the Czech lands dates back to the beginning of the 18th to the 20th century. At this time, the stay in the spa was not only a medical but also a social event. It was recommended to supplement the treatment
with frequent walks both in the cities themselves and in the nature that surrounded them. Therefore, the improvement of the spa surroundings was connected with the construction of promenades, parks and gardens with small buildings and viewpoints or sports grounds
. The selection of subjects above in the header also refers to such an important event as the inscription of Czech spas on the UNESCO list. The selected exhibits illustrate well the activities and objects that belonged to the treatment stay.