Remains of the Roman settlement Aquae Iasae, Varaždinske Toplice
Archaeological Museum Zagreb
Castels, Palaces and Fortresses
In today's Varaždin Spa, the oldest and most famous in the Republic of Croatia, there are the remains of the Roman settlement Aquae Iasae, which got its name from the Pannonian-Illyrian Jasa tribe that lived there before the arrival of the Romans. The settlement reached its peak of development in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, and at the end of the 3rd century it perished in the invasion of the Goths. The remains of the settlement show the Roman way of building with stone. Archaeological research conducted from 1952 to 1982 established several phases of the construction of the settlement and the bathing complex. It was common for public and cultural facilities to be located next to the source itself, and thus the objects of the Roman complex of public architecture discovered here (bathhouse with basilica, forum and capitol), located on the uppermost terrace of the thermal hill, were closely connected to the thermal spring of sulphur water. and due to the fall of the terrain from the source to the south,
On the order of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, and for the purposes of protection and open presentation of the archaeological site of the Roman bath building and basilica in Varaždinske Toplice, a canopy was made of wooden laminated supports with a transparent lexan cover.