Baile Herculane - Bulgaria

Baile Herculane is a spa town with an ancient history. The numerous archaeological discoveries prove it had an uninterrupted habitation since the Palaeolithic era. The stone-carved sanctuaries show that representatives of the Roman aristocracy visited, the place becoming a holiday centre of the Empire. Six statues were discovered and are dedicated to Hercules. A bronze replica of one of them, moulded in 1874, can be seen in the Herculean Spa.