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Barbele sulphur spring

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Vecumnieku
Parish:
Bārbeles
Other references to the location
2 km direction S from Barbele village centre, on the right bank of the River Iecava.
Coordinates
lat=56.4344666667, lon=24.5916166667
56° 26' 4" N, 24° 35' 29" E
Description

One of the most widely known healing springs of Latvia. Very popular and

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often visited, since it is mineral sulphur spring. The output of the spring is 24 l/ sec (measured in 2011).

Narrative

Barbele sulphur spring has been mentioned already in texts from 18th as a healing place, although most probably the place was known earlier. Since the water was used for healing purposes in the older days it might be also an ancient cult site. It is being told that the spring was used already in very ancient times. During the different times it had been facilitated in various ways. Also nowadays it is well managed. The spring flows out of a 6,8 m deep well, which has been once drilled to improve the place.

Attraction
Very significant nature and heritage object.
Availability
Easy accessible.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
Signs from the village Barbele to the spring; at the spring - an information board and a wooden platform. Vecumnieki, where there are accommodation and catering sites, shops, sightseeing objects (Museum of the actors Amtmani' - "Zvanitaju Bukas", Aus
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Popular
Legal Status
Legal Entities
Comments
One of the favourite springs in Zemgale.

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