Gellért Baths (Gellért Gyógyfürdő)
Gellért Baths are one of the most popular baths in Budapest. As early as the Middle-Ages, a hospital was built to exploit the medicinal springs located at the foot of Gellért Hill; during the Turkish occupation, baths were also added. The new structure, raised in the 17th century, was named Sáros-fürdő (Muddy-Baths), after its muddy pond, to which therapeutic powers were attributed.
The Gellért Baths, consisting of the baths and the hotel, was built between 1912 and 1918, in the Secessionist style.
The 13 mineral springs supplying the Gellért Baths with water at a temperature varying between 27°C and 48°C, is particularly effective in treating joint and muscle damage, metabolism related problems and neuritis.
Besides the medicinal baths, there are also effervescent bath – as well as an outdoor swimming pool featuring a wave machine which operates for 10 minutes every hour. Gellért Baths also provide all the other standard therapeutic facilities and services.
Water temperatures: 26-38 °C
Pools: 13 pools: Effervescent bath section (2), Outdoor pools (3), Thermal bath departments (8)
Water surface area: 146, 60, 500, 94, 56
Water mineral content: hot spring water with calcium, magnesium and hydrogen-carbonate as well as sulphate-chloride, also containing sodium and with a significant content of fluoride ions.
Therapeutic proposals: degenerative illnesses of joints, illnesses of the vertebral spine, chronic and semi-acute arthritis, pains of the intervertebral disc, neuralgia, aortic stenosis, blood circulation problems, in the Inhalatorium: treatment of asthmatic, chronic bronchitic complaints.