Budapest has many beauties which are waiting for you to discover them. However, the most important of them are that city has lots of baths with a healing hot water. Regardless of the weather or season you can enjoy the hot water and the relaxing feeling of these baths. There is no specific time for going them but we would suggest you to visit them in winter and enjoy the hot water in cold weather.
1- Gellért Bath
Gellért Bath is one of the most beautiful bath in Budapest. It was opened in 1918. The healing water can be found coming out from Gellért Hill since 1th century and already started to used by turks in 16th – 17th centuries during their stay in Hungary. The hot springs feeding the thermal pools are rich in calcium, magnesium, hydrogen-carbonate, sulfate and sodium, with a significant content of fluoride ions. The bath opens its door everyday at 6 am to 8 pm.
2- Széchenyi Bath
Széchenyi Bath is the largest bath in not only Budapest but also in Europe. The termal baths degree changes between 74 °C – 77 °C. The thermal water includes sulphate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and a significant amount of fluoride acid and metaboric acid. Medical indications are on degenerative joint illnesses, chronic and sub-acute joint inflammations, as well as orthopaedic and traumatological post-treatments.
3- Rudas Baths
The Rudas Thermal Bath was established as early as the 16th century, during the time of the Turkish occupation. At the end of the 19th century, a therapeutic swimming facility and a sauna was added. The bath also has a complex physiotherapeutic section, as well as a drinking hall, offering drinking cures from three water springs: Hungária, Attila and Juventus. In the wellness department guests can enjoy the benefits of Juventus pool, immersion pool, rooftop pool and two hot water pools.
4- Lukacs Bath
The Lukács Thermal Bath has a rich historical background: monastery baths were built in this area as early as the 12th century, the first spa hotel was built in the 1880s, a drinking cure hall was added in 1937, and a daytime hospital was established in 1979. At the end of the 20th century, the thermal bath was thoroughly renovated and all facilities were modernised.