Thermal baths are a fascinating natural occurrence, and Budapest is rich with thermal baths. The water contains metals and minerals that are underground, it is fed from naturally occurring hot springs. Thermal water can assume any temperature depending on the surroundings, and the chemical composition is always affected by the environment.
If you haven’t heard, it has healing properties excellent for the skin, rheumatism, musculoskeletal issues and even respiratory issues used as far back as ancient times. Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is home to many special baths ranging from the Szechenyi, to Gellert and many others.
It is the largest thermal bath in Budapest, built between 1909 and 1913. Szechenyi features lap pools, whirlpools, and the main pool, where you can relax and enjoy the environment. Szechenyi even offers night parties known as “sparties.”
Gellert bath was built in 1918 with amazing architecture, luxurious spa treatments and mineral-filled water from Gallery hills. In fact, in 1600 and 1700, it was said that it healed people.
It offers a very warm satisfying bath heated naturally by the oldest hot springs in Hungary frequented very much by locals. Foreigners who have ventured there have testified of its healing powers.
This is one of the oldest thermal baths in Budapest featuring four indoor pools and a wooden outdoor hot tub during the summer months. The old builders built it away from its hot spring so that in case of trouble, bathing could go on uninterrupted.
When on vacation, visiting any of the thermal baths in Budapest should be on top of your list. To get rid of all the travel stress and anxiety.
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