Gellért Spa is one of the most famous thermal spa baths in Europe, and the biggest natural hot spring bath in Budapest, Hungary. It was built between 1912 and 1918, and since then it has been used for its healing waters from Gellért hill’s mineral hot springs.
Built in the Art-Nouveau style, its most impressive feature is the main hall with a gallery and a domed glass roof. The complex itself includes many saunas and plunge pools, an open-air swimming pool that creates artificial waves, and an effervescent swimming pool. You can also find a Finnish sauna with a cold pool. Many massage services and spa treatments are available for you to relax and pamper yourself.
The temperature of the water in the pools is between 35 °C and 40 °C. The water contains many minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sulfur, which all have a lot of medicinal and healing properties.If you want to experience the invigorating powers of the mineral-rich waters, this is the perfect place for you. The many medicinal benefits these waters have are also a plus. Among other health problems, they can help with circulation, asthma, bronchitis, etc.
The Gellért Spa is famous for its lovely warm spring water pools, its architecture as well as its landscape. The entire interior of the thermal baths is decorated with beautiful and detailed mosaic tiles, an obvious influence of the Ottoman Empire, who used it during the 16th and 17th centuries.