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Strimon Garden SPA Hotel

  • Location

    The completely renovated „Strimon Garden“ in Kyustendil tells its guests a modern tale of Romans, Thracians … and unpretentious luxury. Fascinated by the healing thermal waters and mild climate, the ancient Romans turn Kyustendil into an attractive place for healing and leisure, calling it Pautalia and „the town of springs“. At „Strimon Garden“ we combined the ancient traditions with modern achievements in balneology to create a unique experience. We kept the aristocratic spirit of the building and for the interior we bet on modern elegance and comfort.

  • City of Kuistendil

    Kyustendil, also called the “town of springs”, has been recognized as a balneological resort for centuries. Its thousand-year old history is closely linked with the curative thermal water and in Roman times the resort Ulpia Pautalia was the major venue for treatment, recreation and entertainment of the thousands of Roman warriors, tired from the continued battles.
    The resort Kyustendil lies 527 meters above the sea level, at the foot of the Osogovo mountain. Today it is recognized as the greenest city of Bulgaria and holds a second place for its clean air.
    Our receptionists will assist you with providing information and arranging walking tours, visits to various sights of interest in the town, reservations for events or other activities.

  • The Thermal Water

    In its composition, the thermal water in Kyustendil is sulfuric. It is similar to the French thermal waters in the Pyrenees Mountains: Eaux le Bonnes, Bagneres de Luchon, Bareges et cauterets. The healing properties of this water is mainly due to the high content of sulphide components and hydrogen sulfide. It is suitable for treating diseases of the locomotor system, gynecological diseases – mainly infertility, trauma and inflammatory diseases.

  • The Building

    In 1966, the town of Kyustendil was declared a national balneological resort and the House of the peasants which was built a few years earlier was transformed into a balneological center. There are different types of treatments, most of them connected with infertility. Patients from over Europe (especially Germany and Finland) visit the town of Kyustendil because of its healing thermal water.

Sights

The millennial history of the town of Kyustendil is closely connected with its healing thermal water. Various legends and monuments prove that the thermal water has gushed freely from the surface of the earth for more than 25 centuries.

  • Late antique and medieval fortress Hisarlaka

    The fortress dates back to the 4th – 5th century. It is situated on the Hisarlaka hill, which rises to 2 km southeast of the town of Kyustendil. The fortress was used and rebuilt many times during ancient and medieval times.

  • Art gallery “Vladimir Dimitrov – The Master”

    The art gallery is on the list of the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria. It was established in 1972 in honour of the 90th anniversary of Vladimir Dimitrov – the Master. It is the largest building in the country, specially built for a City art gallery with natural overhead lighting. There is a permanent exposition, called the Master, which contains more than 200 works of the artist Vladimir Dimitrov – the Master.

  • The House-Museum of Dimitar Peshev

    Dimitar Peshev is a Bulgarian politician, known for his great role in saving the Bulgarian Jews. The house is on the list of the 100 Touris Sites of Bulgaria. In 2002 it was restored and turned into a museum.

  • The Medieval Church “St. George”

    The church dates back to the 12th – 13th century and is one of the oldest churches in Southwestern Bulgaria. It is a national cultural monument of great archeological, atistic and historical value. It is assumed that the grave of the Bulgarian Tsar Mihail Shishman III ia there.

  • Regional History Museum “Academician Yordan Ivanov”

    It was opened in 1897 and is one of the oldest and largest museums in the country. It contains very rich museum collections and exhibitions from all historical eras.

  • Museum “Emfiedzhieva House”

    The ethnologist collection in the Regional History Museum in the town of Kyustendil was discovered at the home of the artisan Hristo Lazov Kazandzhiyata. The house was built in 1874.

  • The Rila Monastery

    It was founded in the 10th century by St. Ivan Rilski, near the upper reaches of the Rila river. The Rila Monastery is one of the most important cultural monuments in Bulgaria, a symbol of Bulgaria, listed on the World Heritage of UNESCO. It is located 90 km from Kyustendil.

Prizes

  • 2014 - Innovative Medical SPA program - ESPA
  • 2013 – Medical SPA Hotel of 2013 - ESPA
  • 2013 – SPA Hotel in the Balkans - 2012
  • 2008 - Gold Award ``Best five-star hotel`` - Award of the magazine ``Tourism and recreation`` (jointly with the International Exhibition Holiday)
  • 2007 - International Award for Tourism - Hotel and Catering Industry – New Millenium Award 2007 Golden Trophy
  • 2006 - ``SPA Hotel of the Year`` (tenth jubilee award BHRA)
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