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Ladek Zdroj is a spa town in Lower Silesia, the oldest spa town in Poland. The first mention of a building planned for balneological therapy dates back to 1498. Since the time when radon water have been found, patients with rheumatic, orthopedic and neurological diseases visit sanatoriums for balneological treatment.

In the photo you can see the Institute of Natural Medicine "Wojciech" built in 1680 and rebuilt in the years 1878-1880 in the neo-baroque style. The inspiration for the architect were Turkish baths. Inside the building is a source called "Wojciech" supplying the round swimming pool, mineral water pump room, rooms for patients and rooms for mineral water treatment which include baths, showers, whirlpool baths and use of of therapeutic mud.

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Additional Photos by Ryszard Michalik (rychem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 0 N: 10641] (72187)
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