AQUAE CALIDAE – EXPERIENCE HISTORY

This place brings together centuries of history and attracts visitors with many different possibilities for relaxation and entertainment.

The archaeological valuables found there – the fortress walls of the ancient city of Terme (Thermopolis), the Roman baths of the 1st century AD with a warm and cold swimming pool, and various medieval rooms, are accessible for tourists through the modern footbridges that facilitate their passage and viewing.

The complex gives the citizens and guests of Burgas the opportunity to visit the fully renovated bathroom of Suleiman the Magnificent. Upon restoration, the original line is kept, lined with marble and typical oriental ceramics. The authenticity is complemented by natural and artistic lightning. It serves as a functioning museum where visitors can watch a movie based on 3D mapping. It takes the tourists on a virtual walk from the Thracian times and the Sacred Spring of the Three nymphs-healers through the Roman period, the Crusades – until the time of Suleiman the Magnificent.

The complex has a multifunctional building with a café and a souvenir shop as well. The whole surrounding area is well designed and has become a pleasant place for relaxation with lots of greenery, park furniture and fountains. The management has also thought of the fans of the healthy lifestyle – there is a bio market area, where presentations and tastings of various organic and ecological products are being held.

The space at the bathroom entrance is designed as functioning amphitheatre that brings together fans of good music, cinema and theatre at this mystical place.

The project has a development perspective. At a later stage a first floor museum is planned that will be a functioning spa center with a Roman cold and hot water bath, and a massage area with herbal and natural products.

The museum exhibition will accomodate all artefacts found on Aquae Calidae – gold, silver and bronze coins of different ages, golden earrings, bathroom accessories, seals, ceramics, marble decorative details and inscriptions, and cult objects.

WORKING HOURS:
Winter working hours (from 1 November until 31 March): Monday-Sunday – from 8:30 to 18:00 h
Summer working hours (from 1 April until 31 October): Monday-Sunday – from 8:00 h to 20:00 h
3D screenings: Monday – Sunday, every hour starting from 10:00 h