The building in the background below was once Sofia’s public bathhouse that drew on the hot mineral springs beneath the city. It was completed in 1915 and was still in use as recently as 1986 when it was finally closed down. Following a makeover it reopened in 2015 as the surprisingly good Sofia Regional Historical Museum. While much of the interior has been reconstructed there is one area that retains the original bathhouse structure. The fountain is an integral part of the overall design and stands in a pleasant pedestrian square which is a great spot for a break or to people watch.