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The well-known spa of Augusta (Hissarya's
ancient name) is situated in the southern slopes of the Sredna
Gora Mountains, close to the famous Valley of Roses
Hissarya today is a modern spa resort whose greatest asset consists
in 22 22 mineral springs with a total debit of 4000 l\min. and a temperature
of 37-52 C, with a total exploitation flow of about 2800 l/min. Hissarya's
mineral water is The mineral water is light, clear, colourless, flavourless
radioactive emanation is 10-165 Em, pH - 7,6 - 9,02 and over 20 microelements.
Acid content - 200 - 270 mg\l. It is slightly mineralized, hypo- and
hyper-thermal, with a predominance of hydrocarbonic, sodium, sulphate
and fluorine ions, as well as substantial amounts of radio radioactive
gas.characterized as slightly mineralized, hidrocarbonic-sulphate-sodium,
with a high alkaline reaction (pH 8.3 to 9.02). Their temperature ranges
between 27АC and 51АC and they vary radioactivity, fluorine and metasilicic
acid content. The water is mainly indicated for treatment of diseases
of the kidneys and secretory system, liver and gall bladder, the digestive
system and pancreas.
Particularly good treatment results are achieved with comprehensive
hydrotherapy and climatic cures, physiotherapy and kinesitherady in
cases of diseases of the kidneys and secretory system, such as a kidney
stone, pyelonephritis, chronic nephritis and chronic renal insufficiency.
Climate: The climate is moderate continental with mild and warm winter.
The average annual snowcover is 12 days. Spring comes early, summer
is temperately hot with an average month temperature of 22 C. Autumn
is warm and longlasting. Cloud coverage is low. The average annual humidity
is moderate (70 %). Foggy weather is an exeption. The wettest months
are June and November. The maximum air humidity is 65-70 %. Sunny days
- 280 per year.
Excellent therapeutic results have also been achieved with the use
of mineral waters for the treatment of diseases of the liver, pancreas,
gall bladder and bile ducts. A very good effect is exerted on cholelithiasis
by means of subaqueous intestine baths. Special comprehensive balneotherapy
is also applied in a number of diseases of the digestive system - gastric
and duodenal ulcers, chronic gastritis, colitis; some accompanying conditions
of locomoyory system, the endocrine systm and the metabolism. Two spa
Hotels: AUGUSTA *** and HISSAR ***. The Augusta hotel is the only hotel
with a full medical program in Bulgaria.