We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sofia Public Mineral Baths

Address: Boulevard Maria Luisa, Sofia, Bulgaria
Improve this listing
Ranked #19 of 43 Activities in Sofia
Attraction details

Hotels near Sofia Public Mineral Baths

Write a Review

42 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

it's been renovated and now very suitable for various events - art and design exhibitions and other. lovely fountain in front!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Mineral Baths are still closed for renovations but it is a beautiful building situated in a small square which is popular with the locals. Very close by is the Banya Bashi Mosque which was undergoing major building work when I was there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blue Mountains, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you have some spare time visit this interesting place. The baths are in the beautiful building which badly needs renovation, I don't think it is open. The real activity is at the spouting warm water troughs. Sitting watching the locals filling their bottles is something special to see. I'm astounded by the weight of water that some people can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was so surprised when I saw public mineral baths in the centre of the city. And it was so surprising to see people filling their bottles with this warm water. Our guide told us that some people bring tea bags, cups and use this water to make some tea :)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fisherville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
163 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Get a drink from the pure community water, maybe take a dip if you have time, too. The mineral baths are neat more as a novelty experience, but especially for the history behind them. If you're not on a tour you will miss out on the history so take away a star.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sofia, Bulgaria
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

There are in the city center and if you want you can visit it, but in my opinion it is nothing special. Many people go there to fill their bottles with mineral water for their homes, some people traveling about an 1 hour to do that. Because the mineral water is very healthy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naples, Italy
Top Contributor
504 reviews 504 reviews
76 attraction reviews
743 helpful votes 743 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I went there with snow and ice and I washed my hands with the "healing" mineral water, while many Bulgarian filled plastic bottles. The water is quite warm but not too hot and has a slight sulfur taste. With the snow it was a very suggestive show to see the clouds of steam that rose from the fountains and reddened... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

It was very interesting to see ordinary, everyday people coming with many plastic bottles to collect this water, which is slightly sulphuric. I loved the gardens in front of the magnificent Baths, which are unfortunately closed. I hope they refurbish them, as it looks like an amazing building. I loved the tiles and decorations along the outside, a real art... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Spokane, Washington, United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Baths are not really baths but troughs that the hot mineral water flows into. Many Bulgarians come to fill their bottles or wash their hands and faces with the "healing" mineral water. The water is quite warm but not too hot and has a slight sulfur taste. The actual Baths are in a building behind the square and are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
79 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

In the center of Sofia, just behind the Tsum department store and the old mosque, there is a beautiful old building. On the sides of this building, there are fountains pouring boiling, mineral water which people believe has healing properties.Many people come, sometimes from far with their cars or the tramway, carrying empty plastic bottles to fill them with this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Sofia Public Mineral Baths also viewed

Sofia, Sofia Region
Sofia, Sofia Region

Been to Sofia Public Mineral Baths? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sofia Public Mineral Baths staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?