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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Founded: 0-100 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Albania

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Joosep (8 months ago)
Costs around 2.5 euro per person to get in. An interesting sight to see but nothing too special. It's cool to go inside and see the steps
Dan Prichici (10 months ago)
We arrived a little after 9, the place was still closed, but a few seconds after we arrived, a gentleman came and opened for us, we paid and started our visit... I could just imagine that amphitheatre packed with the crowds cheering for their favourite gladiator. A pice of history uncovered, showing even the early history of Christianity present in the place, when a part of the amphitheatre was transformed into a church.
Sandra Elezovic (10 months ago)
Nice day out with family. Plenty to see if you like archaeological sites and ruins, it is a long walk around with some uneven ground where it is difficult to walk. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes for climbing. Lots of shaded areas yo stop and rest The coffee shop is very overpriced but comes in handy for cold refreshments after the big walk. We went on Saturday and there was no parking available it is better to catch a bus if you can. Lots of people around but the place is huge so it doesn't feel over crowded. Expect to pay an entrance fee 1000 LK per adult and 500 for a child over 12
Victoria Wyant (11 months ago)
Beautiful, but we couldn’t find the entrance so we just looked over the fence. Great view of so much history
Eduart Mustafa (11 months ago)
This is our second time coming here in five years. There is a 2000 year old story written and lived in these walls. It definitely needs a lot of work to preserve it and make it more interesting, because this amphitheater is a treasure that needs to be known by everyone. We still enjoyed it. My 9 year young daughter was very excited to visit this gem and she loved it.
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