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desimgmG wrote a review Mar 2021
Sofia, Bulgaria3,682 contributions85 helpful votes
Roman Therms are very interesting place for visit in the city centre of Kyustendil. I was there on 27th of September 2009.
Date of experience: September 2020
Dream402078 wrote a review Sep 2019
8 contributions6 helpful votes
The ancient baths - long closed - are interesting to look at for about three minutes. They are a series of rectangles dug out of the earth and lined with bricks. No structures above the earth exist. The public bath next door is open now and was refurbished in 1928. Rent a private room so that you can adjust the hot water to the desired degree. But your time there is limited to one hour. It was just enough time if you want your water to be as hot as possible. If you are late in leaving, a man begins to bang on the door.…
Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
The Flying Spaniard wrote a review Feb 2019
Sofia, Bulgaria2,220 contributions255 helpful votes
The place is the oldest in the city. It is interesting to check how the thermal waters were already used by the Roman empire.
Date of experience: February 2019
Jmoman wrote a review Oct 2018
Boston, Massachusetts13 contributions4 helpful votes
The exposed Roman Therms are mysterious and interesting sprawling across several blocks. The Turkish mosque next door has never been open on the 3 visits I've made but adds to the historical presence of the place. My favorite part of this area is the still functioning public baths, ( Chifte Banya is a public bath in the central part of Kyustendil, built on the foundations of late medieval Turkish bath. The original Turkish bath was built in 1489 by Sulejman Pasha on the foundations of Pautalia Asclepion. Rebuilt under Ottoman rule finished in 1913, the building is similar to the Gorgeous but defunct public baths in Sofia. They are in disrepair but still functioning and heavily used by locals. This means they are sparkling clean and very cheap. (Boggles the mind that the ministry of culture is apparently disinterested in how attractive these could be to travelers???) If you are a couple, you can rent a "banya privat" for 10Lv and get a huge tub to fill up with fresh water and soak together! We spoke 5 words of Bulgarian and some german but managed to get our idea across and have a lovely time over several visits.…
Date of experience: July 2018
2 Helpful votes
annettag2017 wrote a review Jul 2017
San Diego, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
Did not have the time to go inside. Just viewing the outside was amazing. The substructure for water was exposed and amazing. Bath in center of city.
Date of experience: July 2017