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Each spring has a different mixture of minerals, chiefly carbon dioxide, sulfur, and ammonia. Its name is derived from the Slavic word Cvaz, meaning sour, referring to the taste of its mineral waters.

General info

Profile: cardiovascular

Geography: intermontane

Climate: subalpine

Elevation: 564 m

Summer temperature: 15°C

Winter temperature: -5°C

Nearby cities:  Sf. Gheorghe 33 km, Sibiu 199 km, Bucharest 218 km

Distance from major cities: Cluj-Napoca 310 km, Timișoara 466 km, Baia Mare 422 km, Oradea 462 km, Arad 454, Suceava 286 km.

Curing factors: carbogaseous, bicarbonated, sodium chloride, hypotonic and hypertonic mineral waters; mofetta; bland sedative bioclimate; mineral mud; drinking facilities for mineral water internal cures; over 1.500 mineral water springs with a high flow rate.

Facilities, access

Nearest airport: Bucharest "Henri Coandă" International Airport 218 km.

Other attractions: Valea Zânelor (tourist halting place, dendrologic park); Voinești (traditional costumes, sculpted gates); Malnaș Băi; the ruins of the Vapa Fortress (IVth century); the ecological reservation Balta Dracului (in the center of the town); the Inclined Plane in Comandau (a narrow gauge railway, an ingenious installation built before 1899 to ensure the motor-less transportation of materials).

Therapeutic indications: cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the digestive system, hepatobiliary diseases, associated diseases (metabolic and nutritional diseases, asthenic neurosis).

Contraindications: Infectious, contagious diseases, veneric diseases, malign tumors, mental illnesses, tuberculosis related diseases, normal pregnancy of over 3 months.

Treatment facilities: hot carbogaseous baths; mofettes; drinking facilities for mineral water internal cures; paraffin wraps; aerosol and inhalation facilities; complex facilities for electro- and hydro-therapy; medical gymnastics; medical massage.