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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Gaby Gancea (5 months ago)
A lot of history here. If you go to the street above the amphitheater, you can have an ample view of the complex. Worth going there.
Amila (7 months ago)
Nice and interesting place to explore. Entrance is 300 lek per person, but is really poorly maintained. It's full of trash and garbage and lights are broken. There are very few explanations, but you can spend 15-20 min here
Hovhannes Minasyan (9 months ago)
The Durrës Amphitheatre is an ancient marvel that transports visitors back in time to the heart of Roman civilization. This remarkably preserved archaeological site, located near the shores of the Adriatic Sea, is a testament to the grandeur of the past. The amphitheatre's construction, dating back to the 2nd century AD, was once capable of accommodating up to 20,000 spectators for various events and gladiatorial contests. Its massive stone walls and tiered seating create an awe-inspiring atmosphere, and the underground chambers, once used for staging and animal housing, provide a fascinating glimpse into the logistical aspects of ancient entertainment. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of ancient architecture, the Durrës Amphitheatre is a must-visit destination that evokes the grandeur of a bygone era.
Harvey Thiessen (9 months ago)
This ancient amphitheatre from 2nd century still needs a lot of archeological work but it's former glory is evident and it's intertwined history with Christianity is evident.
Michał Kulikowski (10 months ago)
One of the best place to see in Durres. Few small and bigger chambers, pretty huge place - easily up to 30min of walking. You can pay in local currency or in euros.
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