The town of Luhačovice, located in the protected area of Bílé Karpaty in the south-eastern part of Moravia, nestles in a picturesque park-like valley whose forested slopes rise up to an altitude of 600 metres above sea level. The local spa industry has a tradition spanning more than three centuries. Luhačovice flourished in the early 20th century in connection with the development of Czech balneology, and has gradually grown into a renowned spa resort highly popular with visitors, including composer Leoš Janáček. The beauties of nature blend well with remarkable spa buildings designed by architect Dušan Jurkovič whose architectural expression was influenced by the rather unusual folk architecture of the Wallachian region. In terms of size the Luhačovice spa compares well with important international spas.