Széchenyi thermal bath in Budapest
The Széchenyi Medicinal Bath in Budapest (Széchenyi-gyógyfürdő) is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs, their temperature is 74 C and 77 C, respectively.
Components of the thermal water include 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.
The bath can be found in the City Park, and was built in 1913 in Neo-baroque style to the design of Győző Czigler. At that time it had private baths, separate men and women steam-bath sections, and different men / women "public baths". The complex was expanded in 1927, and it still has 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools. After its expansion, the thermal artesian well could not fulfill its purpose, so a new well was drilled. The second thermal spring was found in 1938. Main swimming and thermal sections are possible to visit mixed.
Towels and swimsuits can be rented or bought in the spa. On weekends and holidays the entrance fee is higher than on weekdays.
In February 2011 the prices are between 3500 and 3750 HUF. Actual Prices
It is also a station of the yellow M1 (Millennium Underground) line of the Budapest Metro.
The bath was named after István Széchenyi.
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