Sofia Public Mineral Baths

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  • Address: Sofia Public Mineral Baths, Център Sofia Bulgaria
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Outdoors, Water Body, Park, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Fountain, Exhibition

It’s very strange that Sofia, once renowned for it’s public baths, has let that particular heritage slide so badly. The baths had been in use since the 17th century, but structural concerns led to the bath being closed in the 20th century. After some renovation work though, the place is now being used as a hall for temporary exhibitions. Even if the exhibitions themselves don’t interest you, it’s worth going in to the enchanting interior. There’s talk of converting the baths into a museum, but the project is really dragging its feet. The building is a pretty neo-Byzantine construct. Outside, there is a lovely fountain and park, where tourist line up to fill their bottles with free mineral water.

  • Call the local tourist office and see if any programmes are being held at the baths on the day of your intended visit.

  • Subway Red line : Serdika or Sofia University stop
  • Bus lines 9, 94, 280, 306 : Sofia University stop
  • Trolley bus line 9 : St. Alexander Nevski Square stop
  • Trolley bus lines 1, 2, 4, 11 : Sofia University stop
  • Tramway line 20 : National Opera stop

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  • Sofia Public Mineral Baths Address: Sofia Public Mineral Baths, Център Sofia Bulgaria
  • Sofia Public Mineral Baths Timing: 24-hrs
  • Sofia Public Mineral Baths Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Sofia Public Mineral Baths(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sofia Public Mineral Baths: 00:30 Mins
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  • 64.21% of people who visit Sofia include Sofia Public Mineral Baths in their plan

  • 57.86% of people start their Sofia Public Mineral Baths visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sofia Public Mineral Baths

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

81.69% of people prefer walking in order to reach Sofia Public Mineral Baths

People normally club together Banja Bashi Mosque and Central Market Hall while planning their visit to Sofia Public Mineral Baths.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • The museum is absolutely brilliant! It is fully renovated by it's historical and architectural interior and exterior. The museum have a great gallery spaces and very prepared curators. People who work there are very well prepared for helping you and giving you advices of what you can do and explore there. It is a great museum to see in Sofia, Bulgaria. I recommend this place for tourists and people who are trying to get the knowledge about history of Sofia as a capital of Bulgaria.

  • The museum is very nice, modern and well presented. The only downside is that entry is staggeringly overpriced with an additional charge to take photos - which makes it feel like a money grab from tourists. I still recommend visiting if you're not on too tight a budget.

  • We really only went to use the toilets because of the cheap student prices, they were nice. However we did walk around afterwards. The museum is interesting and kind of empty with nothing major there. Worth a visit if you like regional Bulgarian culture..

  • Charging visitors for photos is an extremely outdated practice. We live in a digital age where most museums encourage visitors to post photos (no flash of course) and thus promote them even further. And let's be honest - this museum has nothing that is so valuable that it should charge photos for.

  • We didn't get to go inside the museum but had to take a picture of its magnificent building.The whole area of Sofia was a delightful surprise to see & learn about, I would recommend a short or long visit! Lots of good transport links including tram,bus or underground & exceptionally great value as 4 lev or £2 would get you on all of the transport all day!

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