Bath, the city of baths in England

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Bath, the city of baths in England

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Between 60 and 70 BC the Romans built a temple at a geothermal spring in what is now the English city of Bath . In this fountain the British goddess Sulis was worshiped, whose Roman equivalent was Minerva, goddess of wisdom and medicine. So much so that the Romans preserved the ancient reference in the name they gave to the city: Aquae Sulis.

This source flowed more than a million liters of water France TG Number Data per day at a temperature of 46 degrees Celsius. The Romans, who loved these thermal waters so much, built the Great Baths between the 1st and 4th centuries, with its caldarium of hot waters, its tepidarium of warm baths, and the frigidarium with cold waters. All regulated with the hypocaust, an underground heating system to maintain the temperature of both the water and the rooms.

The Romans remained in Bath until the 5th century. Their departure produced a period of decline in the city, until again centuries later, and especially from the 18th century onwards, the Renaissance of Bath marked a take-off in terms of architecture and landscape. All thanks to the fact that during the Middle Ages the city had been one of the great wool trading centers. The rich merchants came to Bath and took the opportunity to take a bath in its hot springs.


It was impossible for a city with these attractions not to have a special interest for tourists. Today it may not be as well known as other places in England, especially London and Liverpool , but it must be said that Bath has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Its historic charm, the spiers of its tall buildings and the elegance of Its streets are more than enough excuses to visit it.

More than five thousand buildings are listed in Bath as being of special interest for their architectural value. From the Roman Baths to the Pump Room, passing by its impressive late 15th century cathedral, the place where the first king of united England was crowned. It is possibly one of the best Gothic churches in the south of England. You can climb its bell tower more than fifty meters high and see one of the best panoramic views of the city.

Do you like literature? Because one of the great residents of this city was the English writer Jane Austen. She lived here between 1801 and 1805, and many of her best-known works, such as Pride and Prejudice, Senses and Sensibility and Persuasion, were made into films and shot in Bath. If you have read some of her books, just by walking through the streets of Bath and looking at her buildings you will travel to many of her pages.

In addition to its hot springs and architecture, Bath is a city with a strong cultural focus, and not just because of Jane Austen. Here we will find numerous theaters and museums, including the Jane Austen Center itself. The Royal Theatre , opened in 1750, is its greatest exponent. At that time it was the only real theater outside London. Among the museums, without a doubt, the Victoria Gallery , with British and international works from the 17th century to the present day.
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