Imperiia: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

baths

Baths, mineral springs, sanatoria, and spas were common throughout the Baltic and Black sea regions.

Bath-houses came in two varieties. Ordinary bath-houses offered a common room "for all sorts and conditions of bathers" while "more pretentious establishments" offered private rooms. 

River baths were an option in St. Petersburg (near the Palace Bridge)

Sea-bathing was an attraction in Yalta, which was known for its stony beaches. (Though if the seas were rough, or the traveler's tastes were tame, one had the option to take a warm salt-water bath at Pfeifer's, in the Hotel Frantziya.) Farther to the east, Feodosiya's sandy beaches were wildly popular.
 
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