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Roman Therms

Roman Therms
    The Pautalia therms are one of the most significant monuments from Roman times in Bulgaria. They are second in size after those in Odessos (present day Varna).       The building – a public bath, which was built in 2 century, is part…
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Dervish Banya

Dervish Banya
     Dervish Banya is a Turkish Medieval public bath in Kyustendil. It was built in 1566, which is known by the number sign made of red bricks on the facade wall of the bath. On the same facade wall there are two more brick inscriptions,…
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Chifte Banya

Chifte Banya
     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.        In…
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Alay Banya

Alay Banya
     Alay Banya (The bath of the soldiers) is a public bath in the town of Kyustendil, built on the foundations of Late Medieval Turkish bath.        The original Turkish bath was partially destroyed after the Liberation, and was restored in 1912-1914, as a…
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Pirkova Tower

Pirkova Tower
     The medieval defense tower in Kyustendil known under the name of Pirkova Tower is situated in the central part of the town near the Roman Therms. The name “Pirkova” comes from the Greek word ‘pirogs’, which means ‘tower’. This defense tower…
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Do you know that:

  • Kyustendil is applying for European Capital of Culture.
  • with the help of Dimiter Peshev nearly 50,000 Jews were saved from sure death.
  • the Roman baths in Kyustendil are the second by largest in Bulgaria.