Now you might have heard that there are 8 different types of mineral waters in Sofia coming out of nearly 50 different springs all over the city. This is the good news. The bad news is that only a couple of the 10+ bathhouses in the city are working and they are in terrible condition… Until they fix them, you can try the mineral water swimming pool near Pancharevo lake.
Recently a book was published about all the mineral water sources in Sofia. Some of them have not been explored in the last twenty years but this is one of the most comprehensive researches done recently. Unfortunately it’s all in Bulgarian.
Mineral waters of Sofia used to cure a number of illnesses as the abstracts below from the book “София – 120 години столица” show. The one in the city center near the Central Public Bathhouse is supposedly good for problems with the kidneys, stomach, liver, musculoskeletal system as well as neurological and gynecological problems. Let’s hope that the municipality will keep the promise to open the bathhouse/SPA again in 2013.