The central mineral bath in Sofia is located in the center of the stand. It was built in 1913 and used as a thermal bath in Roman and Ottoman tradition until 1986. The building is still in good condition and currently houses the Museum of the History of Sofia.
The mineral-rich water still gushes from the taps in front of the building and can be drunk without hesitation. Many Sofioters still fill large containers with this water in order to consume it at home, as this water is said to have healing properties.
Here too, Sofia is usually underestimated. Budapest may be well known for its thermal waters, but Sofia alone can boast eight thermal springs. Spread across the country, Bulgaria has 600 mineral springs that are used in rehabilitation medicine, among other things. After Iceland, Bulgaria is reportedly the country with the most mineral springs in Europe.