The city of Spa, also referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Ardennes’, is a beautiful Belgian town situated in a timbered valley, surrounded by numerous rivers and springs. The place is situated in the French-speaking part of Belgium, around 35 km south-east of Liege.
With a population of around 12,000 inhabitants, Spa is characterised by a mild temperate climate, with warm summers and cold winters.
Spa, renowned for its health-giving hot water springs, has been attracting visitors since as early as the fourteenth century. In fact, the name of this city has become synonymous with any place having a natural water source believed to possess healing properties or a hotel or resort offering hot water hydro-massage facilities. Till date, tourism is the mainstay of the economy here.
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