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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

Momina salza park & spring in Hisarya

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

Dear friends, what is needed for a fulfilling life, filled with calmness, delight, smiles, inner peace and joyful euphoria?

Sincere faith, loving family, good friends and nature walks!

Do you agree?

Walking in greenery and silence with a loved one or a friend, or for people seeking solitude, is a means of achieving an excellent healthy physiological and mental status.

Momina salza park in the beloved Hisarya will fully satisfy everyone's desire for relaxation! I guarantee this because I have personally seen its superior qualities and I highly recommend it to you!

Dear fans of "Photo Moments", with special impressive warm feelings I present to you one of my favorite parks!

Momina salza park in Hisarya

How to get to Momina salza park?

The incredibly beautiful and so peaceful Momina salza park is located in the most southwestern part of our most beloved Hisarya, in the boundaries of the ancient city of Diocletianopol.

To the north, this magnificent green park borders the Colonnade. To the east, the park is bordered by "Ivan Vazov" boulevard, which passes under the imposing massive southern gate "The Camels". The barracks complex borders the park's border to the south. To the west, the park is surrounded by the western fortress wall of the ancient city.

"The Camels"

Dear fans of "Photo Moments", I suggest that our joint walk through the "Momina salza" park starts from the majestic ruins of the main gate of the ancient city - "The Camels"!

The main southern gate "The Camels" of the ancient city of Diocletianopol" in the city of Hisarya

I cross the impressive arches as towering sycamores slowly emerge in front of me, casting their rich shadows over the ancient ruins.

The barracks

I walk along the narrow lane that winds between the barracks complex on the left and the ruins of Roman residential buildings on the right.

I have written about these antiques in a separate post, which you can access by following the given link, and I continue our leisurely walk along the alley.

Momina salza park in Hisarya

The path is partly cobbled and is pleasant to walk on. All around in spring, summer and autumn it is green, quiet and so peaceful!

Ruins of Roman residential buildings in the Momina salza park in the city of Hisarya

The path skirts the ruins of Roman residential buildings, leading me to stairs that lead down to the Momina salza water pavilion on the left. However, I will continue on the path a little longer.

Momina salza park in Hisarya

Huge bushes adorn both sides of it in this section and I lose myself in beauty!

The birds are singing, the sky is blue, the clouds are white, and the sun is bathing me in warmth!

A perfect day filled with goodness!

I feel absolutely superb!

If I follow this narrow path to the end, it will lead me to the quiet "Ivan Vazov" boulevard, which in this part is prohibited for vehicles and nothing disturbs my peace. However, today, coming to the end of it, I suggest that we go back to fully enjoy the tranquility that this beloved park brings us.

I capture these special moments on video so I can show everyone the beauty that struck me.

Indian lilac blooming

The flowering of the Indian lilac in the city of Hisarya in autumn

A violet majesty can be seen among the bushes in autumn - the flowering of the Indian lilac in the city of Hisarya - a beauty not to be missed!

I take the stairs down.

On the right is the entrance to the uniquely well-preserved Roman baths, and on the left - the Lily of the Valley drinking pavilion.

The road takes me to the warm mineral spring.

Momina salza spring

The most delicious Hisar mineral water gushes here!

The catchment of the "Momina Salza" spring supplies healing mineral water to both the "Momina Salza" drinking pavilion and the Colonnade fountain.

Momina salza water pavilion in Hisarya

The mineral water from the "Momina Salza" spring is poorly mineralized and contains many trace elements.

It is used for drinking treatment - mainly for gastrointestinal diseases.

Momina salza water pavilion in Hisarya

The characteristics and chemical composition of the living water gushing from the Momina salza spring are as follows:

  • Water temperature: 41°C

  • pH: 8.2

  • Radon content: 28 emanations / liter

  • Metasilicic acid: 41 mg/l

  • Fluorine: 4.5 mg/l

  • Calcium: 7 mg/l

  • Sodium: 63 mg/l

  • Chlorides: 15 mg/l

  • Sulphate: 30 mg/l

  • Hydrocarbons: 94 mg/l

  • Magnesium: trace amounts

Indications for treatment:

  • Gastrointestinal diseases

  • Liver-biliary diseases

  • Endocrine-metabolic diseases – diabetes, gout and others

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system

Main biological effect of mineral water:

  • Enhancement of diuresis

  • Tissue washing - antitoxic action

  • Breakdown of fat deposits

  • It enhances purine metabolism and removes uric acid from the body

  • Stimulates gastric secretion

  • Improves liver functions

Treatment methods:

  • Drinkable

  • External balneotherapy

Dear fans of "Photo Moments", here is exactly where you will find the water kiosk "Momina Salza":

Around the large water pavilion, benches have been built for rest and relaxation, on which let's sit for a moment, while the miraculous fragrance of the thousands of sunny colors playfully winking at us from the beds around, help to calm our inner self.

Real color therapy!

I'm surprisingly reminded of an old tune...

Who made the flowers

Who watered them with dew?

Who gave them the fragrance?

Who painted their petals?

Opposite the water pavilion "Momina Salza" is the Stublata fountain, the water from which is the coolest - 31°C and is used for washing the eyes.

Stublata fountain in Hisarya

Invigorated, refreshed, charmed, laughing, healthy – mentally and physically, we roll up our sleeves and, with a lively spirit in a healthy body, head to the magnificently well-preserved ruins of the ancient Roman baths.

Roman baths

The Roman baths in the city of Hisaria

As you well know, the Roman baths in Hisaria are one of the few preserved authentic Roman baths in all of Europe. They are almost completely preserved and definitely impress with their originality.

My custom-made film about the Roman baths will immerse you in that ancient spa destination that enchanted Caesars and many Roman dignitaries.


The amphitheater

Roman amphitheater from the end of the 3rd century in the city of Hisaria

Opposite the thermal baths, I find the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheater - one of the most visited places of the ancient city of Diocletianopol.

The amphitheater was originally used to hold gladiator fights, but after the adoption of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire in 313, its function was changed to a facility for sports competitions and animal fights. Quite interesting is the fact that the amphitheater of Diocletian was built at the end of the 3rd century and is the latest known Roman amphitheater.

Roman amphitheater from the end of the 3rd century in the city of Hisaria

Several springs with different chemical content and temperature are located in this area within a radius of 100 meters.

Toplica is the hottest spring at 51°C and the first bath was built on it, used as far back as the Roman era.

Years ago, the water was used for balneotherapy because it is suitable for gynecological diseases. Next to Toplica is the Bistrica spring, which has a water temperature of 45°C. It was only used for bathing because its water is suitable for skin diseases – it refreshes the skin, makes it soft and beautiful. Opposite them is the Freshness spring. The water temperature is 41°C. It was used to treat neuroses.

Unfortunately, as of today, the bathrooms are not working.

The Imperial Residence

The ruins of the imperial residence in the city of Hisarya

Having left behind the baths of ancient Diocletianople, I stand in front of the ruins of the only Roman building in Hisaria, which has preserved walls up to its second floor.

The ruins of the imperial residence in the city of Hisarya

It is an imperial residence where Emperor Diocletian himself stayed during his visits here. Its construction dates back to the beginning of the 4th century, and five large rooms with a massive vaulted structure were discovered from it.

The fountain with the boy

I climb the stairs and find myself in front of the fountain with the boy.

The fountain with the boy in the city of Hisarya

The space around the fountain with the boy is like from a fairy tale – perfectly beautiful greenery, peace and quiet!

Formed in a circle around the fountain are benches where you can sit, dream, rest, contemplating the green silence around.

Magnificence of perfect beauty!

There are steps built from the fountain with the boy, which you will find yourself in the middle of the Colonnade.

The steps leading from the "Momina Sulza" park to the Colonnade of the city of Hisarya

The doe

Quite nearby is another symbol of this beloved city of ours - the doe of Hisarya!

The doe of the city of Hisarya

Everyone must have taken a picture with her! Every child, even the grown-up (children) know it!

It is even in black and white photographs – a wonderful childhood memory.

Be sure to take a picture here. The space around is filled with children's laughter!

The park

Several quiet alleys start around among the greenery and silence of the Lily of the Valley Park.

I grab one and lose myself in beauty.

Momina salza park in Hisarya

In every season it is incredibly calm, quiet and very beautiful here!

Momina salza park in Hisarya

And the walk, and the water, and the history, and the views around are magical!

I wish you wild beauty, a fabulous walk and magical emotions!

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