The richly decorated Sadová kolonáda (Park Colonnade) assembled from cast-iron is the last remnant of the former concert and restaurant hall known as Blanenský Pavilion. It was built according to the design of renowned Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer between the years 1880 and 1881. The Snake Spring has been brought to the premises of the Park Colonnade in 2001 and the seep of Sadový pramen (Park Spring) is also accessible from the Park Colonnade, namely in the underground premises of Vojenský lázeňský ústav (Army Spa Institution). More history
Facts about the Park Colonnade
Structure type: Cast-iron colonnade
Location: On the left bank of the Teplá River in the spa centre of Karlovy Vary
Period of construction: 1881
Architect: Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer
Official opening: 5 June 1881
Springs: Hadí pramen (Snake Spring)
Accessibility: Freely accessible
How to get there
Route 1: You may reach the Park Colonnade in Dvořákovy sady (Dvořák's Park) if you walk from the Hot Spring in the spa centre along the left bank of the Teplá River, walk past Mlýnská kolonáda (Mill Colonnade) and Vojenský lázeňský ústav (Army Spa Institution). This route, which offers a pleasant walk through the city centre, is approximately 800 metres long and it will take you about 15 minutes.
Route 2: The second alternative is to travel by Bus No. 1 or Bus No. 4 from the "Tržnice" (Market) city bus terminal to the "Lázně III" (Spa III) terminal stop. From there, walk about 150 metres across Lázeňský most (Spa Bridge) over the Teplá River and continue along the Army Spa Institution to the Park Colonnade.
The spring was partially diverted to the basement of the building, which is accessible daily during limited opening hours from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm. The spring may be accessed from the Park Colonnade in Dvořák Park. It enjoys great popularity with spa guests for its higher content of carbon dioxide.
The Snake Spring is the most recent spring made accessible to the public in Karlovy Vary so far. Visitors have been enjoying its waters since 2001, when the reconstruction of the colonnade was completed. The Snake Spring contains less minerals than other springs but is considerably richer in CO2.