Top 5 Thermal Baths In Budapest
Budapest gain more tourist attention after 1930. The city was renowned as ‘City of Spas’. Even today, the city has several thermal spas of which 15 are medicinal. Around 117 springs offers health benefits, while more than 65-million therapeutic litres of water each day. The Thermal bath began with Romans empathy for hydrotherapy, but after that the Turks occupied Hungary in the 16th century. The Turks made the culture of thermal bathing popular. Today, Budapest is known as the biggest attraction with around 15-public bathing with million visitors annually.
- Veli Bej
The Veli Bej was constructed in 1570’s and considered as a historic bathhouse from olden Turkish times. The historic bathhouse underwent construction, and was restored and updated with modern facilities. The bathhouse has a large pool, 4-separate smaller pools with different temperature. The place also holds steam room, Finnish spa, shower, Jacuzzi, and ‘Kneipp Walking’. It is one of the best place not only to experience naturopathy, but also a good place to meet people around.
- Kiraly Bathhouse
The Kiraly Bathhouse has originated as therapeutic from Turkish. The structure was completed in the 16th century, short after Ottoman’s ruled Hungary. The exclusive thermal bath was featured as a key facility of the bathhouse built by the Turkish. Today, the place needs a bit of renovation, but the water is still sublime. Few additions were periodically added to the bathhouse. Prior to dipping yourself in the pool, one opt for dry sauna, mineral bath or Hamam (steam sauna).
- Gellert Thermal Bath
The Gellert Baths are most impressive bathhouse in Budapest. Its impressiveness is reflected from its Art Nouveau architecture dated from the 20th century. It is the perfect blend of great architecture, great assets, therapeutic water and so. The interior of the bathhouse with stained glass, colourful mosaics from ceiling to floor with designed Art Deco style takes your heart. Its architecture too is a major attraction, it is located on River Danube. It has 13 pools, one large swimming pool accommodating hundreds of people. Indoors, it has three swimming pools for females, three for males with modest privacy.
- Rudas Bathhouse
The Rudas Bathhouse is one of the 3-prime Turkish Hamam built under Ottoman ruler Sokollu Mustafa. It has an octagonal pool with a large dome. It went under renovation in the year 2014, today is stands proudly reflecting Turkish-Hungarian fusion. It has a six-therapeutic pools with different size and temperature. There are dry and steam sauna as well.
- Szechenyi Baths
The Szechenyi Bathhouse is one of the biggest bathing complex around the world with 18-coed pools & 3-exterior coed pools offering great service to thousand people. The bathhouse was primarily built in 1913, which underwent renovation in 1927. It has become a favourite Hungarians spot. It is largest City Park located on the Pest side.