The mud-treatment center in Essentuki is believed to be one of the most beautiful buildings. It occupies half a block in the center of Essentuki and is impressive in its austerely beautiful and unusual appearance. The greenery of the park provides a great background for the walls rusticated with roughly finished Kislovodsk dolomite, a slender portico with two rows of Ionic columns, and access ramps guarded by stone lions.
In 1911, the St. Petersburg Society of Architects announced a competition for the design of a mud bath clinic in Essentuki; the author of the best project received a financial reward and the right of designer supervision. The first place was awarded to a design by Evgeny Shretter, Academician of Architecture. He created a true architectural masterpiece. The mud therapy clinic follows a classical, ancient pattern. The architect developed the project taking into account the most modern requirements of technology, balneology, and hygiene of the time.
The clinic started operating in 1915.
Although it was constructed long ago, the mud therapy clinic has preserved its functionality in full and now has state-of-the-art equipment. It is now a medical complex with well-coordinated engineering equipment, infrastructure, transfer equipment and facilities, support departments, and the technological process required for mud-bath treatment. The two-storey structure of the mud treatment clinic has a basement equipment level and consists of 4 buildings. The clinic has treatment places for 220 patients, and a total of 62 booths. The mud treatment clinic, built in the style of Roman baths, now provides treatment for about a thousand people a day.
Visitors can take a guided tour around the mud therapy clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your guide will tell you about the history of the construction and development of the mud baths. The group visits the rooms, the medical building, the equipment level, and learns about storage and use of Tambukan mud.
Tourist Information Center of Stavropol Krai / stavtourism.ru
|Address:||10 Semashko Street, Essentuki, Stavropol Krai|