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Karlovy Vary is a city of colonnades. The best-known colonnade, which every spa visitor is sure to see, is the Hot Spring Colonnade. Over the time of the city's existence, it has changed its appearance several times. The original wooden garden-house over Hot Spring itself and the wooden troughs across the Teplá distributing the thermal water to separate houses in Tržiště vanished long ago. The fine and delicate colonnade in the Empire style has disappeared as well. Also the imposing colonnade of cast iron was removed thanks to WWII. It towered over the Teplá River bank from the end of the 19th century. The present colonnade conforms to the time when it was erected. The glass body of the massivecolonnade of today, much too robust and not really matching the delicate environment of the spa, is awaiting a general renovation that is to take place shortly. It should convert the colonnade into a temple of health, corresponding to the local atmosphere. Included in the revitalised site of the colonnade will be an already-operated excursion route into the old cellar, where visitors can learn some of the secrets of the Karlovy Vary thermal water and other facts that are not usually in travel guides.

>> Infos taken from Karlovy Vary Official Site

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