Durrës Roman Baths

Durrës, Albania

The Roman baths of Durrës, dating back to the first century AD, were discovered in the 1960s, during the excavations that also revealed more of the amphitheatre. The ruins are situated just off the big square at the back of the Alexsander Moisiu Theatre, and entrance is free. The pool, 7 metres long by 5 metres wide, was heated by a hypocaust, a form of early central heating used in Roman baths across the empire. Naturally, the furnace that heated the pool was expensive and labour-intensive to run, and so the presence of the baths in Durrës indicates that it was a settlement of some considerable wealth.

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Ermal Lala (4 months ago)
Albania is a wonderful place for ancient sites lovers. I found this site randomly and I suddenly have an emotional state because with time passing, we see fewer theatres and cultural events, we see fewer modern sites for art and exhibition. I hope one day we reflect on the the past and build a strong future.
Majlinda Linda (9 months ago)
Great place to visit but poor service. I went there the last Sunday of October. The last Sunday of each month you can visit all the historical museums and parks without paying if you are Albanian. But the lady who worked there didn't let me to go in,because she told me that I have to pay. I went to the Archeological museum too, and there I could visit the place without paying. The law is not the same ??
Brian Helms (10 months ago)
What a great spot to see and feel history, the admission price of 400 leks for two of us is very reasonable. There is no guided tour here, you just walk around by yourself and it's perfect!!! You walk out on the field in the middle as well. There's also a really cool mosaic in one the rooms.
prokop spanel (11 months ago)
beautiful roman left over just badly maitained and had a stray dog running about. access for kids would be difficult but definitely worth seeing!
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