Spa town in Romania
Băile Govora (or just Govora) is a Romanian spa town in Vâlcea County, about 20 km (12.43 mi) south-west of Râmnicu Vâlcea and west of the Olt river, in the historical region of Oltenia.
Baile Govora resort is situated in the sub-Carpathian Govora, surrounded by hills covered with beech, oak and pine forests, at an altitude of 360-380 m, 20 km away from Ramnicu Valcea.
The climate in Baile Govora is moderate continental with small Mediterranean influences: cool summers (average temperature in July is 19 ° C) and pleasant winters (average temperature in January is -3 ° C). Precipitation is moderate (800 mm annually).
Govora Baths is a resort of national importance, open to all the famous seasons, for the variety and therapeutic character of the water-rich properties of chlorine, sodium, iodine, bromine, sulfur (for external cures) and hypotonic minerals rich in magnesium, calcium, internal cures) known and used since 1866. The mineral sludge used for treatment at Govora Baths is extracted from the locality and fossil sapropelic mud is brought from Ocnele Mari.
Baile Govora resort is recommended for the treatment of respiratory diseases , degenerative diseases and rheumatic diseases, as well as for the treatment of peripheral and central neurological dysfunctions and post-traumatic dysfunction and associated diseases. There is also a sanatorium for rheumatic and respiratory diseases for children .