Baile Olaneşti – o stațiune pentru patru sanatae 20/01/2020

Băile Olanesti - a resort for four seasons
Discover Băile Olăneşti, the spa resort that helps you regain your inner balance and health through the waters with therapeutic effect. Relax your senses on the shaded alleys that lead you to the mineral water springs for treatment and breathe the fresh air from the area. Get down near the Olăneşti river and listen to the water, close your eyes and let yourself be carried by the subtle energies of nature.


Baile Olanesti resort is one of the few localities in the country that harmoniously combines two natural treatment factors: the local climatic and topoclimatic factor, and the hydromineral factor consisting of mineral waters. Baile Olanesti ranks first among the spa resorts in Romania in terms of the number of springs, their total daily flow, as well as the variety of composition and concentration of mineral waters. In the resort there are over 35 hydro-mineral sources, both as natural springs and as a result of drilling and mining works (wells and galleries). A number of 15 mineral springs are collected for internal treatment are uncaptured. Two mineral springs and four mineral water wells are used for external treatment (bathing).

Baile Olanesti

In 1873, at the urging of Dr. Carol Davila, samples of the mineral waters from Baile Olanesti were sent to the International Exhibition in Vienna, where he obtained the gold medal. The first chemical studies on mineral waters from Olanesti were carried out in the years 1829-1830 by Dr. Karl Friedrich Siller, which led to an increase in the number of beneficiaries of the treatment here. In the year 1868, Dr. Carol Davila urged the chemist Bernath London to carry out the chemical study of mineral waters in Baile Olanesti. The renowned chemist highlighted 40 mineral springs and analyzed a number of 23 mineral sources distributed in 4 zones: Olanesti Valley, Tisei Valley, Buduroiu Valley and Ripuroasa Valley.

Izvorul 24 - Băile Olănești

24 spring - Băile Olănești

The grouping of springs from Băile Olănești
In 1910, Dr. Ion Puturianu grouped the mineral springs from Băile Olănești into several categories depending on the chemical composition and their action on the organism:

14 iodine springs
6 sources of sodium sulphide and chloride
4 springs with diuretic waters
1 bicarbonate arc, with abundant gas emissions
2 purgative springs
2 ferrous springs
2 springs with mixed composition.
In the years 1920-1922, the hydrogeologist Dr. Knetl from the company "Rumpel" in Vienna, following the studies carried out at Băile Olănești, concluded that the flow and temperature of mineral waters remain constant or vary very little. There were investigated 30 hydro-mineral sources located on the Olanesti Valley (mineral springs no: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 19, 20, 24, 30) on the Tissa Valley (mineral springs no: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.18). Once the capture was completed, the hydromine sources were subjected to physical and chemical investigations by Dr. Krizon from Prague, the chemists Meta and Schwartz from the Geological Institute, Dr. V. Bianu, Dr. C. Mihailescu, Dr. L. Alexiu, Dr. P. P. Petrescu.

Following the analyzes, in 1926 the mineral springs from Băile Olănești after concentration were classified into 3 groups:

hypotonic waters (mineral springs no: 24,12,11,14,10,6)
isotonic waters (mineral springs no: 5,7,30)
slightly hypertonic waters (mineral springs no: 19,3,20).