Hot Spring Colonnade
Hot Spring Colonnade
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Debbie
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The hot spring is enclosed in a building and the nearby hall has water to drink. It is a real phenomenon and a major attraction of the city.
Written 27 June 2024
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Martin N
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This building was completed in 1975 and is hideous. And I write it like a native. It definitely does not fit into its surroundings (Mary Magdalena Church). I am attaching a photo of the beautiful art nouveau colonnade that stood at this location until 1939.
Written 23 June 2024
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Travel with Sean
Madison, WI536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Hot Spring Colonnade was built over the Hot Spring Geyser. The original colonnade was built in the 1820s and replaced by a cast iron building in 1879. The current glass structure was built in 1975. The geyser rises over 39 feet high.
Written 3 April 2024
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Brun066
Florence, Italy13,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This "colonnade" (actually a closed pavilion), in functionalist style from 1975 - therefore dating back to the Soviet occupation - is probably the least beautiful of those in Karlovy Vary.
But this flaw is compensated by the interest of the thermal phenomena: the emission of hot water at high pressure, giving rise to a water column 15 meters high.
Part of this water is conveyed into pipes which allow it to pass to progressively lower temperatures; so the corresponding taps - located inside the adjacent rooms - allow you to drink water at your preferred temperature.
However, what impressed me most about the complex (even more than the high water column) is the bed of the underlying Tepla river, where it receives the waste water from the source. The river bed, being flooded by this discharge of hot, mineral-rich water, is covered with a characteristic, very green, thermophilic aquatic vegetation; and two semicircular "terraces" of yellowish limestone concretions have also formed, reminiscent of the very famous - and white - ones of Pamukkale in Turkey.
Written 27 November 2023
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Joan W
Saratoga Springs, NY863 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Perhaps this is nothing more than a tourist attraction but, quite honestly, it's a good one. Sample the mineral waters and just embrace the ambiance of the location.
Written 9 August 2021
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claudiacarausu
Onesti, Romania661 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Karlovy Vary_the springs of Charles in Czech language_is a spa city, about 100 km from Prague! It was founded by the Czech king Charles IV in 1358 and It's famous for his springs and thermal water which have healed many celebrities like Goethe_the German poet_Peter the Great_the Russian Tsar_and Franz Iozef, the emperor of the Austrian Empire came often here for a walk on the promenade of this beautiful city! Also, every year, a lot of movie stars came here for a film festival established by the Czech director, Milos Forman. I'm glad I decided to see this city, even for one day trip, I can say it was love at first sight!.........so, have a nice walk on the promenade!
Written 1 June 2019
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Dan Engstrom
Stockholm, Sweden338 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Why put this in a modern and very ugly building when the whole city is full of wonderful buildings? The whole concept is just wrong and in lack of style. Overrated.
Written 27 April 2019
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TAIN2013
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,863 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
This is the most modern of all the colonnades in the city and is made of concrete and glass which takes away some of its charm. It is fully enclosed which is great during inclement weather. It also features the hottest springs and a geyser.
Written 27 January 2019
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Jacque W
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Karlovy Vary is a nice place for relaxing and easy going holiday. The unique part is the thermal spring water which is the main attraction and also the spa. The whole place can easily visited by walking along and the weather also nice in November. Food are quite nice especially those grilled hot sausage. Shopping is heaven over there and overall two nights stay are incredible.
Written 17 November 2018
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christina k
Kefalonia, Greece29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Everyone was holding a cup feeling like they will get immortality.. It looked a bit silly and not interested at all..
Written 6 November 2018
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