The Gellért SPA is the most famous among the thermal baths of Budapest It was built in 1918 in art nouveau style. It offers a thermal bath, a swimming pool and an open-air section.
This was the first 19th century thermal bath in Budapest, it was opened temporarily in 1881 and once its popularity was established the structure was made permanent. The medicinal bath was built in 1913 and the northern wing was added in 1927. Today it is one of the largest public baths in Europe.
Budapest is built around natural underground springs, as far back as the Romans people have been taking advantage of the mineral-rich waters for relaxation and recreation. These public baths date back to 1563 and were built during the Ottoman era. Turkish soldiers would rejuvenate and ready themselves for battle by bathing here.
Rudas Bath is one of Budapest's thermal baths located at the foot of Gellert Hill. It is centered on a Turkish bath dating back to the 16th century and constructed during the Turkish occupation. The waters contain calcium, magnesium, hydrogen-carbonate, sodium and sulphate as well as other trace elements. The waters are recommended as a treatment for reumatic problems.
Budapest's most popular baths and water park is located in the middle of Margaret Island it is also the city's largest pool complex. It is a large complex of water attractions which uses water from the island's natural thermal springs.