Spa weekend in Bulgaria - Kyustendil and mineral springs
Kyustendil is one of the oldest cities in Bulgaria and its historic past makes it an attractive city in Bulgaria. Kyustendil is a preferred weekend holiday destination, but there are many landmarks which worth visiting and you should definitely spend more days in this city./p>
Thracian inhabited the region of Kyustendil during 5th century B.C. since they were attracted by the favourable location of the settlement and its mineral springs. Later, when Romans came to the town, it has been named Pautalia and it quickly became popular for the water with its healing properties. Romans had a good health due to the curative treatments in these mineral springs.
Archaeologists say that Kyustendil was the city where old coins could be found and some of them you can find in the Historical museum in Kyustendil. One of the coins dates back to 1st century B.C. and it has the name Pautalia, inscribed on it, as well as the image of the God of medicine, Asclepius. On the other side of the coin there is a snake which is the symbol of the curative water.
The miraculousness of the water can be attributed to some of its properties, the temperature which is between 18 and 73 degrees, the chemical ingredients etc. The water has a low mineralization. Besides the hotel water in the baths, there are hot water fountains in the city.
Kyustendil is a city which has its beauty in all four seasons. It is visited by many people who are looking for a way to improve their health and cure their diseases. If you suffer from diseases of the locomotory system of inflammatory, degenerative, traumatic and endocrinal, it is recommended to visit and stay in the balneology resort. Treatments for different diseases differ and an expert will prescribe the best treatment for you. Another interesting resource in Kyustendil, Bulgaria is the swamp “Chuklyovo Blato” in the village of Baykal. The healing peat mud originates from the swamp and actually this peat mud depot is the only swamp approved for medical purposes.
The most famous Roman thermal bath in Kyustendil is built to pay tribute to Hygeia, the daughter of Asclepius, the God of Health. The magnificent thermal Roman Bath is better known as Chifte Banya and it was constructed in 2nd-3rd century B.C. Two new Roman baths, Chifte Banya and Alay, were built to replace the old Turkish baths in 1910. There a beautiful park with trees, flowers and benches.
Other interesting landmarks in Kyustendil are the churches from the ХІІ-XV centuries. In Kyustendil there is a balneology centre, SPA centers and baths where you can benefit from the healing properties of the water. Another interesting place in Kyustendil is the park Hissarluka where you will find the remains of the medieval fortress.
Your romantic weekend break or a longer holiday in Kyustendil – book your hotel today! !
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