Public Mineral Baths

As I mentioned in the previous post, there were so many free things to do in Sofia, Bulgaria. In our short stay, besides the hiking tour, we did the free tour around the city where they took us to all the historical sites and explained the history behind it all. It was so fascinating! Our tour guide did such a fantastic job at explaining everything and making it very interesting. Here was our tour guide (this isn't the picture of the day). :)

The photo you see below (the photo of the day) is an old mineral bath house that is no longer in function, but is being made into a museum and a therapy center. The architecture in Sofia was interesting because everything didn't look quite the same. Because of the different people who lived there at different times--the Thracians, Byzantines, Ottomans, etc.--all these groups of people left their style/culture in the architecture. Therefore things are really varied and layered upon each other. It's quite unbelievable, actually. I don't think I've ever been to a place quite like Sofia before.


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