Geographic position

The spa is located in the east of Romania, in the northern side of Baragan Field, 5.5km far from Braila city. Surrounded by a park (40ha: 30ha forest and 10 ha grass), the resort offers a picturesque landscape. Lacu Sarat is a green oasis with benefic effects on the human organism.

Natural curative factors

The mineral water from the lake, which contains sulphur, chlorine, sodium, magnesium

The sapropelic mud, which is extracted from the lake

Stimulating steppe bio-climate.

Therapeutic prescriptions

Degenerative rheumatism (arthrosis, sciatica, prearthrosis to obese people)

Inflammatory rheumatism (polyarthritis, spondylitis)

Post-trauma affections, peripheral neurological affections (paresis and paralysis, sciatica, neuritis, poliomyelitis sequels, muscle atrophies, chronic myelitis)

Gynecologic diseases (ovarian insufficiency, metritis, vaginitis, chronic cervicitis)

Associated ailments (dermatological, endocrine or professional disease)


Infectious disease

Febrile states

Malign tumors




Cardiovascular affections

Renal ailments



By car: DN 2B Buzau - Braila, DN 21 Slobozia-Braila, and DN 22 Braila - Râmnicu Sarat;

By train: Lacu Sarat or Braila stations: (Bucharest - Faurei - Braila)

By train: Braila-Lacu Sarat (5.5km)

Historical information

The first information about Braila zone dates from the times when Vlad Tepes was the ruler. The legends remind us that, in 1462, Tepes captured Turkish enemies and put them in splinter, in the forest from Lacu Sarat. It is known that Mohamed the 2nd, the conqueror of Constantinople, sent Hamza -Beg (the imperial hunters' chief) to Braila. This one was captured and kept by the Romanian fighters until their ruler returned from the expedition on the Turkish bank of the Danube. After the ruler had come back, Hamza -Beg and putting them in the splinter punished his soldiers.

Beginning with 1540, the Romanians became Turkish vassals. Finding out about the therapeutic effects of the lake, the Turks had bathes in the lake, together with their horses. In 1829, the Romanians set free from the Ottoman mastery. The local authorities succeeded in making the water and the mud to be well known for their therapeutic value, all over the country. Even if the water and mud value was superior to that of other similar lakes from Italy, Sweden, Austria, and the resort allied to the other resorts of the country only 20 years ago. Due to the water and mud's qualities, people founded a Balneary Complex (1978), endowed with a base of treatment with 500 therapy procedures.

Treatment procedures


Galvanic baths


Salty baths in tubs

Mud baths, mud packing, mud cataplasms

Underwater shower



Ultra-short waves







Medical gymnastics.

Natural Curative Factors

Mineral waters of the lake contain: sulphur, chlorine, sodium and concentrated magnesium The mineral water’s concentration is 83.955 mg/l. The sapropelic mud extracted from the lake and the fortifying steppe bio-climate are also therapeutic factors. The sapropelic mud of the lake is blue-black, smelling like sulphurated hydrogen, rich in minerals (41%), organic substances (30%).

Surroundings, tourist attractions

Danube Delta, biosphere preserve, included in UNESCO patrimony

Black Sea Coast with its resorts

Cocosu Monastery

Enisala Citadel

Tulcea (the Museum of the Danube Delta)


Macin Mountains

Galati (the citadel church built by the ruler Vasile Lupu, in 1674; The City Hall Square, built by the project of the architect Ion Mincu, in 1911; the memorial house of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, the ruler who united the Romanian states in 1859, the Episcopal Church of the Danube, the Danube cliff).

The Public Garden, rich in vegetation, which hosts the oldest building named "The Water Castle"

The memorial exhibition of "Dumitrescu Panaitescu Perpessiciuswho was critic, poet and literature historian

"Panait Istratimemorial house from the Public Garden

The Greek Church, built in 1872

Braila Museum-ethnography section -buildings with specific architectural style

The Monument park (90ha)

The Danube cliff, 7km long

The church named "Sfintii Arhangheli", the only Romanian Orthodox Church without spires

The wooden monastery from Lacu Sarat.

Arts and crafts

Straws and reeds wickerwork.

Gastronomic specialties

A gastronomic specialty from the "house" : different types of fish with vegetable, chicken lever and champignion a la Braila, specialties from the Danubian region