In the St. Nikola church's yard there are some remains from the Roman city Germania (today's Sapareva Banya).
Belisarius - the general of Emperor Justinian (Byzantine Empire) was born in Germania.
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Sapareva Banya is famous in Bulgaria for its mineral water. But the main attraction there is the geyser.
There is an active gayser with the hottest mineral water (103.8° С) on the Balkan peninsula. It sprays mineral water 10-18 meters into the air every 15-20 seconds.
Built in 12th century, renovated in 1937.
In the yard there are remains from the Roman Empire - Germania.
In 1838 when there was an attempt for building of a new church foundations of an older and bigger church are found around the St. Nikola church, probably destoyed by the Ottomans.
If you like walking/hiking in the mountains, there is a route - Sapareva Bania - Panichishte - Skakavitsa - Seven Rila Lakes.
Near the hut Skakavitsa, in a 20-minutes walk distance, there is a waterfall.
From Skakavitsa hut you may take
- the green marked way to Hut 'Sedemte Rilski Ezera' (Seven Rila Lakes Hut) - 1hours
- the red marked way to the third Rila Lake and then to the Hut Ivan Vazov (2.5 hours walk)