Details of the spa town

We continue our journey through the resort towns of the Caucasian Mineralnye Vody. Before that, we examined in detail the treatment and sights of the city of Zheleznovodsk. Now let’s stop at another resort town – the city of Kislovodsk. Let’s take a closer look at its main attraction – the resort park, and also tell you how to use narzan correctly and what diseases can be cured by using them.
Kislovodsk was built as an outpost or defensive fortress in 1803. In view of the fact that the city is located at an altitude of 750 to 1200 m above sea level, the main goal during its construction was to protect the Russians from the invasion of the enemy from the southern borders. The city got its name due to the presence of a large number of sources with therapeutic carbonic and hydrogen sulfide water. Initially, in Russia, this healing water was called sour. Later this water was called narzan. The word narzan in translation from the Adyghe language is translated as a drink of heroes.


Kislovodsk is located 234 km from Stavropol and 60 km from Mineralnye Vody Airport. The city is the second in our country after Sochi in terms of the number of health resorts and sanatoriums. Since Kislovodsk is located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the city has its own microclimate and, as a result, more than 300 sunny days a year. Due to this, the climate in the resort town is often compared with the climate of the Crimea or the climate of the southern coast of France. The ambient temperature here ranges from -5С in January to +28С in July or August. The city has 128 thousand inhabitants. There are more than 40 sanatoriums and health resorts in the city as a medical and health-improving base. All health resorts here work around the clock. Most medical institutions are located near the famous spa park.

Kislovodsk National Park

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Kislovodsk Park is currently the largest man-made park in Europe and the world. The area of ??the park is 966 hectares. It is impossible to get around even in a day. The total length of walking paths (health paths) in the park is more than 24.5 km. Here you can visit the narzan gallery and try healing narzan, admire the Rose Valley, take the cable car to the Olympic complex, ride electric cars with tour groups, see beautiful red stones, and see numerous other local attractions.
The spa park is always crowded, as people come here for treatment and recreation from all over our country, as well as from other countries of the world. Sanatorium-resort treatment in Kislovodsk is mainly aimed at treating various diseases of the cardiovascular system, bronchial asthma and respiratory organs, the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. Conventionally, the Kislovodsk park can be divided into three parts:
Lower park, Medium park and Upper park.

Lower (old) park


The Old Park starts from the Narzan Gallery, passes by the Mirror Pond to the Glass Stream. It looks more like a classic park with smooth paths, entertainment for children, benches, fountains, a river, a huge amount of greenery and flowers. The majority of tourists like to walk here both during the day in the pleasant coolness of trees and in the evening in an atmosphere of romantic illumination and lanterns. You can enter the Lower Park both from the side of Kurortny Boulevard, passing by the famous Main Narzan Baths, the Narzan Gallery, the Frog Fountain, and from the main entrance – from the Colonnade. In the bed of the Olkhovka river flowing in the park, there are amazing constructions made of stones that are installed vertically on top of each other. These structures are held upright by the earth’s gravity alone, without the use of any glue or grout.


The resort park begins with a drinking narzan gallery. The building of the Narzan Gallery is one of the oldest architectural monuments in Kislovodsk and an object of cultural heritage of federal significance. It was built in 1858 by architect Samuel Upton. If you look at this building from a bird’s eye view, you can easily see that the narzan gallery has the shape of a key. This is no coincidence. The architect put a double meaning into this. The first is the key (in the old days) or source, and the second character is the key to the resort town itself. Three types of narzan are available to visitors for tasting: general, dolomite, sulfate. It is also possible to try both cold and warm narzan of each group. I will tell you about the healing properties of narzan below in the text.

Frog Fountain


One of the most beautiful fountains of Kurortny Boulevard. This is an attraction near which both adults and children like to relax. It got its name from the frog figurines that are located inside the pool. Each of the frogs has a jet of water from its mouth towards the center of the fountain. This fountain was made at the Saint-Galli factory in St. Petersburg in 1894. The following year it was installed near the Narzan Gallery. The fountain is located in the very center of the flower garden near the drinking gallery.

Medium (new) park

This is the name of the section of the park that starts at the Valley of Roses and Pine Hill, and ends at the lower station of the cable car and the Gray Stones. The new park was founded in 1901-1903 on alienated Cossack lands.

Rose Valley


The Valley of Roses is located in the very center of the Kislovodsk Park and covers an area of more than two hectares. It grows more than 30 different elite and rare types of rose varieties. This is a very picturesque place. It consists of beautiful flower beds and manicured lawns. For each type of roses there is an information plate with information, there is corresponding information. Here you will always meet a large number of vacationers or just walking people, because this place has a special charm and aesthetic magnetism.

Red Stones


Another attraction located in the middle park is the Red Stones. These rocks are brick red in color. From afar, they resemble huge elephants standing in one line. According to modern science, they formed about a hundred million years ago, and their unusual color is explained by the fact that earlier in this place there was a very deep sea, into which numerous rivers flowed from the nearby mountains. These mountains consisted of rocks with iron oxides. On the top of the highest rock there is a sculpture of an eagle with spread wings.

Upper (mountain) park

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This is the largest section of the park in terms of area, which begins at the Gray and Blue stones and ends at the Small and Big Saddle mountains. Every visitor to the spa park dreams and plans to look at the city and its surroundings from the highest point of the park. From a bird’s eye view, you will enjoy unforgettable views of the city of Kislovodsk and the resort park, and in clear weather you can see the handsome Elbrus. In order to reach the very top, you need to walk more than seven kilometers, so everyone can easily go up there by cable car, from the trailer of which you will see beautiful natural landscapes.

What can upset you a little when visiting a spa park


One of the disadvantages that we identified when visiting the resort park of the city of Kislovodsk is that there are very few toilets on its territory, and absolutely all of them are paid. And in summer, during peak hours, the queue of those wishing to visit this institution is more than fifteen or twenty people. It would be nice for representatives of the city administration to resolve this issue and install an additional number of free toilets on the territory of the resort park, especially in the area of ??pump rooms with narzans. Moreover, now all income from resort fees remains in the city budget, so there should be no problems with financing.

What diseases are treated with Narzan

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The main difference between the wellness procedures in Kislovodsk and the treatment in other resort towns of the Caucasian Mineralnye Vody is that the treatment with narzan is prescribed here as an additional one, in relation to the main course of treatment prescribed by your doctors. Without the use of essential drugs, it is impossible to obtain the maximum therapeutic effect. The use of narzan simply enhances the effect of drug treatment. This enhancement is observed only at the moment of taking this water. After the end of the reception, the medicinal properties of the use of narzan disappear within a few days. In view of the fact that people with very serious and dangerous diseases come to Kislovodsk to rest and improve their health, the result of local treatment becomes noticeable from the first day.
Due to the peculiarities of the mild climate of Kislovodsk, people with cardiovascular diseases, as well as diseases of the respiratory and digestive systems, mainly come here. To treat these diseases, one has to take medicines that have a strong effect on the functioning of all organs of the gastrointestinal tract, so the use of narzan quickly restores the efficiency and normal functioning of all digestive organs.
Consider treatment options using the example of the use of dolomite and sulfate narzan.

Sulfate narzan has a very beneficial effect on the functioning of the digestive organs, increases the secretory function of the stomach, improves liver function, and also normalizes bowel function. Dolomite narzan – helps to improve metabolism, as well as increase the outflow of urine and, as a result, the removal of various waste products from the body.

Indications for treatment with Narzan

Metabolic disorders


The use of sulfate and dolomite narzan helps to improve and normalize the water-salt balance in the body. In addition, the use of narzan causes relaxation of the intestines and high diuresis. As a result, together with a complex of other procedures (water procedures, diet, physical activity), drinking treatment makes it possible to achieve a significant reduction in the weight of patients. Narzans cause favorable changes in protein, carbohydrate and water-salt metabolism. In addition, acid-base balance and gas exchange are normalized. Kislovodsk narzans are used with great success in the treatment of diseases such as gout, diabetes, cholelithiasis and nephrolithiasis, oxaluria, phosphaturia, and uric acid diathesis.

Diseases of the digestive system

Dolomite narzan in Kislovodsk is used for chronic gastritis passing both with increased and decreased secretion and acidity. Apply dolomite narzan 200-250 grams three times a day.
With increased acidity, narzan is heated to + 45 ° C – + 50 ° C and consumed in one gulp 1.5 – 2 hours before a meal. And with low acidity, narzan is served a little warm with a temperature of + 25 ° C to + 30 ° C, or not heated at all. In this case, you should drink water 15-20 minutes before a meal. Drink should be in small sips, slightly warming the water in the mouth.
For gastritis with normal acidity, warm water should be consumed 45 minutes before meals.
However, in the case of combinations of gastritis pathologies with liver and gallbladder diseases or colitis with a predominance of constipation, sulfate narzan is preferred.
In the treatment of chronic gastritis, preference is given to dolomite narzan. But in the treatment of chronic colitis, sulfate narzan is usually used. The exception is those forms of the disease that occur with diarrhea. Drinking sulfate narzan is also prescribed in the treatment of cholelithiasis, biliary dyskinesia, chronic hepatitis, cholecystitis, and initial forms of angiocholitis.
Drinking treatment for diseases of the digestive system is complemented by various procedures. First of all, these are procedures such as: gastric lavage, intestinal baths, subaqueous baths and siphon enemas. In addition, often in diseases of the liver and biliary tract, in addition to drinking treatment, systematic duodenal sounding is used. It is used with a frequency of once a week.

Cardiovascular diseases

Most people believe that balneological procedures are not of paramount importance in the treatment of cardiac diseases. However, this is absolutely not the case, especially when it comes to one of the main Russian mineral water resorts. Treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system in the sanatoriums of Kislovodsk is carried out with the widespread use of local narzans. First of all, they are used in the form of baths. Narzan has a beneficial effect on the autonomic nervous system, which in turn allows you to normalize the work of the heart muscle and blood pressure. Thanks to this, the cardiovascular system is trained in a sparing mode, it is prepared for a further increase in physical activity.
Narzan waters are prescribed for ischemic disease, hypertension, myocarditis, heart defects, cardiopathy, after cardiac surgery (for example, after heart valve replacement) and in many other cases. The operator of our site is ready to help you choose the best sanatorium for the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system in Kislovodsk.

Basic rules for taking Narzan:

  • Use narzan only as directed by your doctor.
  • You should not arbitrarily increase or decrease the amount and order of the necessary intake of narzan.
  • Do not drink mineral water from sources other than those prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not eat for 30 or 40 minutes before and after taking narzan.
  • It is necessary to start and end treatment with Narzan with smaller doses.
  • Drink narzan exclusively from mugs with special tubes. This will help you avoid damaging the enamel on your teeth.



Kislovodsk is a very good place for rest and treatment. Its main attraction is, of course, the resort park and the narzan gallery. In order to get to know the spa park in more detail, you need to have a few days left, because the park is very large and its territory ranks second in length in the European part. The city has a large number of health facilities. New residential areas here are bordered by old houses and cultural heritage monuments of antiquity. The city itself is located on the highlands and is surrounded on all sides by mountain slopes, so the climate here is quite unique and has more than 300 sunny days a year. There is an Olympic reserve school here and a large number of athletes from all over the world come here for training camps. And most importantly, all this is located here in Russia in the North Caucasus.

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