Drobeta Thermae – Asociaţia Pro-Mehedinţi

Thematic Route: The Cultural Heritage Route

Name of Touristic Attraction: Drobeta Thermae

Location: in Drobeta Turnu Severin, Mehedinți County.

Description: Drobeta Thermae are considered to be the most complex thermal installations encountered in Lower Dacia. Today, less than half of the ruins of these terms can still be seen. Historical data claim that they were used both by soldiers stationed in the Drobeta Camp and by the civilian population. The thermae were originally built by the Legion V Macedonian soldiers together with the Roman camp, and at the beginning of the 3rd century they were restored and “upgraded” by a detachment of the Cohort I Sagittariorum, led by Aurelius Mercurius, magister in Figlinis – master bricklayer. In addition to the usual facilities of a thermae such as the “PRAEFURNIUM” fire room, the “LACONICUM” steam room, the “CALDARIUM” bath room, the cold water room, the “FRIGIDARIUM” and others, in the north part the building was equipped with reading rooms and a space for exercises and sports competitions called “PALESTRA”.

Information and Contact:

Drobeta Themae is under the administration of the Iron Gate Region Museum:

phone: + 0252 312 177,

e-mail: office@muzeulpdf.ro;

website: http://www.cimec.ro/Muzee/MuzeulRegiuniiPortilordeFier/Index.htm

Route close to other Thematic Routes:

In the area you can also visit:

  1. “Dragalina General Park” with the Severin Fortress and the Drobeta Archeological Complex placed on the slope of the Danube terrace
  2. “Roses Park” made up of hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs and roses
  3. The Water Castle
  4. Iron Gate Hydropower Plant Museum
  5. “Theodor Costescu” Cultural Pallace
  6. The Orthodox Cathedral

Other useful information:

Accommodation:

„Traian”Hotel: phone: +4 0252 311 760

„Continental” Hotel: phone: +40372 528 828

„Condor” Hotel: phone:+40252 311 128

„Corona” Hotel: phone: +40743 128 658, e-mail: contact@corona.ro

Events in Drobeta Turnu Severin:

  1. Severin’s Days – 23rd April
  2. Danube’s Day – 29th June
  3. National Festival of Literature “The meaning of love”- in Spring
  4. The festival “Songs of Romanians from Everywhere” – in October
  5. The Autumn National Book Fair – in October
  6. Excellence Awards Gala – in Autumn

GPS Coordinates: lat, long: 44.6235746, 22.6638361, elevation: 44 m