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Ancient Turkish baths description and photos - Bulgaria: Kavarna. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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Kavarna is a Bulgarian town on the Black Sea coast with a rich history. Like other cities in Bulgaria, he was not spared the fate of being enslaved by the Ottoman conquerors, who settled here in the 15th century. The Turks built many public buildings in the city, one of which is the Turkish baths (hammam). Such baths continue the tradition of ancient Roman baths: these are spacious rooms that were heated with a large boiler, steam was supplied to the bath through holes in the wall. The social importance of the hammam can hardly be overestimated; it was a kind of center of city life. Here they shared news, made important decisions, and also often celebrated and had fun.
Today the Kavarna Turkish baths, built in the 15th century, are not used for their intended purpose. This massive stone building, rectangular in plan, with a dome has been completely restored. Heating and plumbing systems have been restored. The building of Turkish baths is a monument of history and architecture.
Today the Maritime Museum is open in the Turkish baths. The permanent exhibition, which tells about the history of shipping in the area, is called Dobrudja and the Sea. The exposition presents archaeological finds - ancient stone anchors, a collection of old gold coins, amphorae and other ceramics, a treasure of ancient Thracian gold and other priceless artifacts raised from the seabed. The museum also presents objects of everyday life and culture of the main groups of the local population - Dobrudjanians, Gagauzians and Kotelnians.
Next to the building of the Turkish baths there is another interesting museum in Kavarna - the historical one.
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