Kelenhegyi út 2-4
Gellért SPA is one of the best
known and most favoured among the thermal baths of Budapest. It is in
the same building as Hotel Gellért, which was built
in 1918 in art nouveau style. The thermal water was already used in the
middle ages, and during the Turkish occupation of Hungary in the 15th
century a bath house was built on this spot. In the second world war
the building was badly damaged, but later it was reconstructed and
modernised preserving its oriental decoration and atmosphere. Today it
has a thermal bath, a swimmingpool and an open-air section. The thermal
water is used to cure nerve-system problems, respiratory diseases and
locomotor disorders. It is definitely worth a visit because of its
to Friday 6am to 7pm,
Saturday to Sunday 6am to 5pm.
Budapest,Állatkerti krt. 11.
in the City
Park, in a lush green area,
the Széchenyi thermal bath is the largest bath in
Europe. It was built in neo-baroque style between 1909 and 1913 and
later enlarged. It consits of an in-door and an open-air part. Its
water originates from the artesian springs of the City Park. The
thermal water is effective in healing gynealogical,
dermatological problems and diseases of the nervous and
hours: Monday to Friday 6am to 10pm,
Saturday to Sunday 6am to 10pm.
different thermal springs, the
Rudas Bath is one of the largest spas at the foot of
the Buda hills. At this place there was a bath already in the 14th
century, but it had a boost during the Turkish occupation in the
15-16th century. From the original building the dome is still
preserved, and the bath is one of the most remarkable establisment from
the Turkish era. The building has an octagonal structure and the main
pool is lit through the dome by small octagonal holes.
Tub and thermal
sauna, dental shower and indoor swimmingpool
serve for those who seek for recreation, healing and comfort. Its
radioactive water heals all kind of rheumatic diseases.
hours: Monday to
Friday 6am to 6pm, Saturday to Sunday 6am to 5pm. Please note that on
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only men can visit the bath, on
Tuesdays only women can enter. Weekends are open for everyone.
Fő utca 82-86.
Király bath is that it has never had its own water supply.
When the Turks occupied Buda, during the sieges they did not want to
give up the pleasure of bathing. As a result of this they had a
pipeline constructed, which led here the water of Lukács
bath. It had an octagonal shape and the typical elements of the Turkish
bath such as a huge dome with pillars, smaller niches and lancet
windows were also found here. When Buda was liberated in 1686, the
neighbouring buildings suffered serious damages but miracolously the
bath survived. Later it had several owners, among them the most famous
was the König (Király in Hungarian) family and
today it is named after them. They had it rebuilt in classical style
preserving some parts of the old Turkish building. The thermal water is
effective in healing nerve problems, respiratory diseases and locomotor
men 9am to 8pm on Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday; for women 8am to 7pm on Monday,
Wednesday, Friday. Sundays are open for everyone.
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