Bulgaria’s Roman Baths to Be Restored – Varna Mayor Pledges

Archaeology | February 10, 2014, Monday // 16:12|  views

Odesos thermae in Bulgaria's city of Varna. Photo by Wikipedia.org.

The restoration of the complex of ancient Roman baths, the Roman Thermae in Bulgaria’s city of Varna will begin in March.

The plan for the restoration of the forth-largest preserved Roman baths in Europe was announced by the mayor of Varna Ivan Portnih on Facebook, Monday.

Some BGN 150,000 will be granted for the project implementation.

Another BGN 130,000 will go for the restoration and the adaptation of tourist tours in the Small Roman Thermae in Varna, Portnih announced.

The mayor informed of the rehabilitation of the related infrastructure and the construction of a parking lot on Primorski blvd. in Varna which will be used by tourists visiting the two Roman baths. Some BGN 1.5 M was stipulated in the city budget 2014, which must be passed by the City Council on Wednesday.

The condition of the Roman Baths in Varna rapidly deteriorated in the winter of 2010, as Valentin Pletnyov, director of the Regional Historical Museum of Varna has warned. According to him, the annual maintenance costs of the monument amount to some BGN 40,000.

Varna Mayor Portnih announced the launch of several others, long-delayed infrastructure projects in the city.

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Tags: Roman thermae, Roman Baths, Varna, Ivan Portnih, restoration


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