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GELLÉRT Bath (Gellért fürdö)

XI. Szent Gellért tér 1.

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Bath in Turkish times. This famous bath was built when Budapest's major bath policy was implemented (1912-1918). The art nouveau building has retained the glory and elegance. In addition to the thermal bath, the Gellért has an open pool, a pool with artificial waves in a park, and a convertible effervescent bath - an architectural rarity. The existence of the Gellért contributed to Budapest being awarded the title of international spa city' in 1934, and it was a venue of the first International Bath Congress in 1937. Like attraction, the building of the medicinal bath is open for anyone, buy a visitor's ticket.

The baths forms a unique complex together with Hotel Gellért.

Open: open-air swimming pool: daily 0600-1900 May-Sept; medicinal bath: Mon-Fri 0600-1900, Sat, Sun 0600-1700. Fri and Sat 2000-2400 1 July-31 August bathing with music.

Transportation: BUS 7, 86 Tram 18, 47, 49

Hotels nearby:
Hotel Kalmar
Hotel Kalvinhaz

KIRÁLY Bath (Király fürdö)

II. Fő u. 82-86.

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This Turkish, that is steam bath, giving a special experience for travelers, is a precious memory of the Turkish occupation (named after its owner in the 19th a), which functions today as well. The centre of the most beautiful Turkish part of the building, to which Baroque and Classicist extensions were made, is the cupola hall with an octagonal pool. The thermal baths are 39 and 30 degrees hot, the cold water pool is 26 degrees, while the hot air and steam chambers are 60-70 degrees. The water is good for people suffering from locomotor diseases, but is also recommended for those who wish to relax only.

Open: 0630-1800 Tue, Thu, 0630-1200 Sat for women; 0900-2000 Mon, Wed, Fri for men

Transportation: M2 Batthyány tér, BUS 60, 86

Hotels nearby:
Hotel Victoria
Art'otel
Hotel Carlton

RÁC Bath (Rác fürdö)

I. Hadnagy u. 8-10.

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A hot-water bath house stood here already in the 15th century. In the 16th c. the Turks built the current octagonal vaulted hall, and some of the adjoining rooms. Two Romantic style vaulted halls were added in the 19th century. Steam and thermal baths, sweating room, the water is 43-53 degrees centigrade hot, particularly recommended for locomotor disorders.

Open: 0630-1900. Mon, Wed, Fri for women; Tue, Thu, Sat for men

Transportation: BUS 7.7A, 8, 78, 86, Tram 18, 19

Hotels nearby:
Racz Hotel & Thermal Spa
Hotel Orion

RUDAS Bath (Rudas fürdö)

I. Döbrentei tér 9.

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Has been a bath since the 15th century. The octagonal pool and the eight-columned vaulted hall was built by Sokoli Mustafa, the pasha of Buda in the 16th c. The water is 42 degrees centigrade hot, the thermal medicinal pool is open for men only. The steam bath and the swimming pool was built in the 1950s.

Open: thermal medicinal pool Mon-Fri 0600-2000, Sat, Sun 0600-1300; swimming pool Mon-Fri 0600-1800; Sat, Sun 0600-1300n

Transportation: BUS 7, 7A, 8, 78, 86, 112, Tram 18, 19

Hotels nearby:
Hotel Gellért

SZÉCHENYI (Széchenyi fürdö)

XIV. Állatkerti út 11.

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The largest medicinal bath in Europe. Two thermal springs supply 74 and 77 degree hot water. The open-air swimming pool offers a pleasant experience all year round.

Open: daily 0600-1900 1 May-30 Sept; Mon-Fri 0600-1900, Sat, Sun 0600-1700 1 Oct-30 Apr

Transportation: M1 Széchenyi fürdő, Trolley bus 70, 72

Hotels nearby:
Hotel Ibis Heroes' Square
Hotel Andrassy
Hotel Benczur

SZENT LUKÁCS (Lukács fürdö)

II., Frankel Leo út 25-29.

gellert bath budapest

The largest medicinal bath in Europe. Two thermal springs supply 74 and 77 degree hot water. The open-air swimming pool offers a pleasant experience all year round.

Open: daily 0600-1900 1 May-30 Sept; Mon-Fri 0600-1900, Sat, Sun 0600-1700 1 Oct-30 Apr

Transportation: M1 Széchenyi fürdő, Trolley bus 70, 72

Hotels nearby:
Hotel Csaszar
Hotel Papillon

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