| Twin Towns: Turčianske Teplice, Slovakia
Population ca. 6 950
The town of Turčianske Teplice is in the southern part of the Turčianska valley 518 metres above the sea level, lying between the Velka Fatra, the Mala Fatra, the Kremnica mountain ranges and £azy hill creating a beautiful and scenic area.
The earliest traces of the southern part of Turčianska valley are of the early Stone Age, eneolith (3200 - 1900 B.C.). The natural resources of Turčianske Teplice are its mineral springs and thermal waters. The springs were first mentioned in 1281. Their hot water permitted the establishement of spas for medical treatment, with temperatures between 40,7oC and 46,5oC.
Sights in the town include the Blue Spa from the 19th century, the Roman Catholic chapel from 1770 and the birthplace of a graphic designer, illustrator and artist Nicolas Galanda, in the southern part of the town. The town includes the areas of Diviaky, Turčiansky Micha³ and Dolna ©tubņa. The oldest historical site is a Roman Catholic church of St Michael from 1264 in Turčiansky Micha³. In this part of the town there is the house of thwe national poet and patriot I. Æiak Smolicky. In Dolna ©tubņa there is a Roman Catholic church from the 16th century. In Diviaky visitors will discover a Renaissance manor house built in the second half of the 17th century and a rococo palace from the second half of the 18th century.
Thanks to the spa, its climate and the beauty of its local surroundings Turčianske Teplice is a perfect place to relax. Summer visitors can enjoy two thermal pools, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails. Winter visitors can use ice rink and nearby ski trails.
since 1999 Skawina (Poland)
since 2000 Arandjelovac, kraj Kragujevski (Serbia)
since 2006 Hole¹ov (the Czech Republic)
The Mayor of Turčianske Teplice:
mgr. Michal Sygśt
Town website: www.turciansketeplice.sk