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The spa of Miskolc-Tapolca is a karst cave with a hot spring inside. The water has 31°C and contains calzium-magnesium-hydrocarbonate, jodine, bromine, fluorine, radon, and carbon dioxide. It is heated inside the karst body and emerges in this small cave. The minerals are dissoluted from the rocks.
The spring was known (and definitely used) for a very long time. Some remains from the stone age tell us that alread early man used the cave. In the Middle Ages the spring was supervised by the monks of a nearby benediktine abbey.
Today there is a modern spa, with cave pool, sauna, outdoor swimming-pools, and sun-terraces. There are medical treatments, the therapeutic effect of the water is good against physical exhaustion, pain in the joints and muscles, and infections of respiratory system, stomach or intestines.