Thermal Baths in Budapest

Hungary is famous for its hot springs, and fortunately thermal waters are especially abundant in the capital: Budapest is often called the 'City of Baths' as we can enjoy the benefits of healing water at various venues, most of them are interesting historical buildings too. It is absolutely recommended to visit them at all seasons: thermal water is good for the skin, moreover, it can prevent or heal rheumatic diseases and gynecological problems.
Rudas Bath
Located at the foot of Gellért Hill near the Danube Bank, Rudas Bath is one of the few remaining authentic Turkish baths of the capital. Besides the various beautiful pools and saunas, on the rooftop there's a panoramic wellness area which is extremely popular among the tourists. The restaurant of the Bath offers delicious plates based on the fusion of Turkish and Hungarian cuisine.

Széchenyi Bath
The biggest bath of Europe opened its gates in 1913. The beautiful neo-baroque building is located close to other historical sites like the Heroes Square or the Zoo. Speaking of the Zoo, it is an interesting fun-fact that our hippopotamuses are healthier and more fertile compared to other countries, and that's because the keepers mix some thermal water into their pool. Visitors of Széchenyi Bath can also try the unique 'Beer Spa'.

Gellért Bath
The thermal spring of this bath was used for healing purposes even 700 years ago, and according to the legend it's mud had miraculous effects. Unfortunately the mud had run out long ago, but the beautiful Art Nouveau building which opened its gates in 1918 has been regarded as the most luxurious and up-to-date bath of Europe. Aristocrats, artists and millionaires have visited it (in the 1930s even the Dutch Queen had spent her honeymoon at Gellért Bath). It is still one of the main attractions of Budapest.

Lukács Bath
Well-known among locals but less admired by the tourists, Lukács Bath remains a hidden gem of the Buda side, which doesn't impress you so much with the architectural style of the building, but it does certainly surprise you with the healing power of its waters, testified by numerous marble boards along the wall, donated to the Bath by grateful patients. Even the Romans had used this thermal spring but the Bath has been built in 1893. Saunas, indoor / outdoor pools, and a Kneipp water-treading pool helps the visitors to relax and regain strength.

Király Bath
This small, authentic Turkish Bath is appreciated for its unique, cozy ambiance. It has been built in the 1560s by the Turks, and after the re-conquering of Buda it had become the property of the Konig family, hence its name 'Király'. The building charms visitors with its characteristic oriental style, and it provides steam cabins, jacuzzis, pools and massages for those who would like to have a break from the monotonous everyday routine.

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