Spa (Belgium)Liège province in Belgium, known as the "original" spa, i.e. a place where tourists came in to enjoy the health and wellness benefits of water and hot springs in particular. The springs in Spa became so popular that the name became genericized to mean any such place, with other versions of how it came to be also created over the years. Apart from the mineral waters, Spa also draws crowds several times a year when racing and other events are held at the nearby Spa-Francorchamps track.
The centre of Spa is relatively small, but many attractions are in farther villages and neighbouring municipalities. TEC runs a network of bus lines connecting them.
Église Saint-RemacleThis ancient-looking church was built to follow late Roman style prevalent in the region closely, but was in fact built in 1885.
Bains de SpaThe old building of the city baths has been closed since 2005 and projects are underway to turn it into a luxury hotel. The baths are now in a modern facility in the woods.
Pouhon Pierre le GrandSpa's emblematic building houses the mineral water fountain named after the Russian Tsar Peter the Great, who visited the city in the 18th century and became a big fan of its healing and wellness qualities.
Musée de la ville d'eauxThe city museum collects artifacts of the history of Spa with focus on its springs and related developments. It is housed in a villa that was built for the Belgian queen Marie-Henriette in 1863.
address: Route du Circuit 55, 4970 StavelotVenue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, and of the Spa 24 Hours and 1000 km Spa endurance races.
phone: +32 87 77 20 52address: Rue Royale 4Built in 1762 it claims to be the oldest casino in the world.
phone: +32 87 77 25 60address: Colline d’Annette et LubinWellness centre on top of the hill in the town.
phone: +32 87 79 41 11address: Rue Auguste LaporteYou can book a factory tour on this link but the site appears to be only in French or Dutch.
phone: +32 483 24 24 27address: Place du Monument 22French restaurant
phone: +32 87 77 48 33address: Place du Monument 3-4
phone: +32 87 77 48 13address: Place Royale 13
phone: +32 87 77 04 44address: Avenue Reine Astrid 53Restaurant with French cuisine.