2000 Year Old Roman Bathhouse Still In Use!

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A 2000-year-old Roman Bathhouse? We can’t wait to take a dip!

What Is It?

Located in Northern Algeria, in the town of El Hamma, lies the ancient Roman bath since the past 2000 years. It is known as Hammam Essalihine,  translating to the bath of the righteous or thermal baths of Flavius.

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Listed and protected as a Heritage site, the bath is not just an architectural marvel but is also known for its therapeutic properties. The bathwater is imbued with minerals and its temperature of 70°C (158 °F) is supposed to alleviate respiratory afflictions, rheumatism and even skin problems. 

What’s more?

The bath is divided into two pools, the rectangular one for men and a circular one for women. Each pool has a depth of around one and a half meters and they are 8 meters in diameter.

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Credits: Discover Algeria

The bath also offers spa services such as relaxing massages and hydrotherapy conducted by Physiotherapists. It continues to stand through wars and political strife and even natural disasters like earthquakes, drawing locals and tourists alike.

Want to take a dip?!


Address
: Hammam Essalihine,Khenchela 40000, Algeria

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