First, what we do call here thermal medicinal water? Hot spring in Hungary is a thermal spring gushing out water warmer than 36.7 °C (98 °F), and when this water contains some elements in higher quantity as usual, which have a good effect on human health, this is medical thermal water, a real wonder, we have so plenty of! Just under Budapest there are 136 bubbling from them. The good effects of the hotsprings were know already by the Celtic and Roman people living on this territory. The oldest bath of Budapest was the legion’s bath and gym, which’s ruins were found on the northern part of Budapest, in the Roman times called Aquincum. Though one always find a medieval core, most of the enlargments of our baths were made during the 150 years long Ottoman occupation of Hungary,
Though one always find a medieval core, most of the enlargments of our baths were made during the 150 years long Ottoman occupation of Hungary. Hammans did not remained, but all the Turk ilidjas survived, were restored and added by a 19th century part. This from the unique architectural character of Budapest’s thermal baths comes from: almost all of them has got a Turkish bath section and a swimming pool part dates to the 19th century. And of course, you find new development, modern wellness sections and services in all of them. Most of Budapest’s famous thermal baths – Szechenyi, St. Luke’s, Gellert and Rudas – are day-hospitals too, but you do not need to have any kind of illness to enjoy them! They are open late all year around and waits you!