The existence of the baths in The Herculane resort dates back since times out of mind. Human existence in these places is certified by numerous archaeological discoveries. The stones tools and weapons found during the diggings on the archaeological site „The Outlaws Grotto“, and in other places, as well as pottery relics reveal the fact that primitive civilization in this part of our country.
The names included in the inscription belong to five remarkable citizens in
The uninterrupted use of the baths by the romans was first and foremost facilitated by the efficiency of thermal springs.
1718 marks the beginning of the modern spa;
1767, the Frontier Romanian Regiment is created and the local soldiers are the modern builders of the spa;
The 2nd reconstruction of the spa begins after 1800;
1847, the statue of Hercules is settled here (bronze, work of Romelmayer and Glants in
1872, 2nd scientific excursion of the Austrian doctors and naturalists;
1884, 1887, 1890, 1892, 1896, visits of Franz Josef and his charming wife, Elisabeth who kindly writes her impressions on the spa ;
1918, the strong national movements in order to participate to the Romanian unity making (
Gen. Nicolae Cena becomes the first Romanian manager of the spa and initiates the local museum (1922) ;
1932, the Domogled natural reservation is organized here;
1970, starts construction of the modern part of the spa (Vicol Park) and town.
1990, starts decay and systematic ruining of the old area
The statue of Hercules - detail