Bankya is a well-known health resort. It is situated in the green foothills of the Lyulin Mountain at an altitude of 630-640 m., 17 km away from the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Bankya balneo treatment resort is a resort of international importance, developed as a resort for rehabilitation of cardio-vascular conditions with highly specialized functional diagnostics. It offers an excellent infrastructure for tourism, recreation and treatment. There are 2 spa medical centres, summer beach, hydrothermal pools, situated in large picturesque park, policlinics with specialized diagnostics wards, modern sanatoriums, rest houses, cozy hotels, terrain tracks, sport terrains, as well as private lodgings. Successfully are applied pre- and post- operative rehabilitation of children suffering from congenital heart diseases. The balneomedical building is one of the most impressive buildings in the resort. This is due to its unique architecture and partly to the modern medical equipment of the dozens of diagnostical and remedial cabinets, serving thousands of people every day. Most attractive is the remedial basin. The first physio-prophylactical ground in the country is here. Specialized physicians and methodologists in curative physical training help dozens of ill people to revive their shaken health. The beautiful nature, the favourable climate, the curative mineral waters and the excellent resort infrastructure contribute to the development of Bankya as a prestigious national and international resort and, ecological reserve of Sofia.
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