Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

That marble on the bench is very old.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

You can still find some fragments of historic tile on the floor.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

“A person who kept step with time has been here” – this is how they described V. Mayakovsky.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

By the way, those rumors about silver washtubs and golden faucets were just myths. Those washtubs and faucets were shining because they were well polished so people would mistakenly take them for gold or silver.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

Here they take steam baths.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

Washtubs.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

A massage department.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

This is the largest (and must be the first) pool in pre-revolution Moscow. It is 15 m long, 6 m wide and about 1.5 m deep. Water temperature is 28°С.

This statue appeared in Sanduny not very long ago.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

This pool has become popular scenery for movie making.

The previous statue of Poseidon was replaced in the Soviet time with a statue of a… pioneer.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

The pool tile.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

Here you will find pictures of famous sportsmen, singers, politicians and actors taken in Sanduny.

Naomi Campbell is the only female honored to visit the men’s department of Sanduny. She came here at 7 a.m. when it was empty to take a quick tour of the place.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

Jean-Claude Van Damme visited the baths in 2001. He was so impressed with the atmosphere of this place, that he almost missed the play he was to see in the Bolshoi Theater.

Moscow Central Public Baths: Hot Sandunovskie Baths

Location: Moscow

via moscowwalks.ru

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