A two-hour drive east of Zagreb takes travellers to the town of Daruvar, a site on the European Route of Historical Thermal Towns. A centre for healing—using the thermal waters—was developed here by the Romans as early as the early 2nd century AD. In the 18th century, under the direction of an Austro-Hungarian count, construction of a complex of spa buildings and facilities began. In 1909, a “Central Mud Bath,” built in the “Moorish style” was completed with its signature cupola. Today, the Daruvar Spa is still considered one of the finest in the country.