ABOUT THE SPA
Gellért Thermal Baths are one of Budapest’s historic thermal baths. The baths were built in 1918 in the Art Nouveau style, and the pools are surrounded by mosaic-covered terraces and marble balconies. Its water comes from the “miraculous springs” that were first mentioned in the 15th century. In the 17th century, the site became known as the “Mud Bath”. The spa has recently been renovated to keep pace with modern demands.
Water comes to the spa from a spring inside Gellért hill. It is unusually hot water that contains calcium, magnesium, hydrogen carbonate, sulphate, chloride, sodium and a significant quantity of fluoride ions.
There are twelve pools at your disposal. The swimming pool section has a swimming pool with at 27 °C, and a warm thermal pool where the temperature goes as high as 36 °C.
There are two outdoor pools – the wave pool (26°C), in used only during the summer season, and a thermal pool (36 °C).
In the thermal bath department, the water temperature reaches 35°C.
There are several facilities for refreshment and snacks.
An ATM, newsstand, rental and an opticians are among the other facilities.
Spa-related products are available for purchase.
HEALING POWERS OF THE SPA WATER
Patients come for a number of different health problems. Physicians suggest therapy at the spa for the following troubles: degenerative joint diseases, spinal deformity, chronic and sub-acute arthritis, discus hernia, neuralgia, vasoconstriction, circulatory disturbances, and chronic respiratory diseases.
MEDICAL AND WELLNESS SERVICES
There are a lot of health-related services offering treatment and prevention, and others that just help you relax and feel better. There are separate thermal baths for men and women, a steam bath and a sauna.
There are numerous types of massage, including Water Massage, Aroma Massage and Royal Thermal Massage. You can get Hungary’s Natural Treasures treatments, like Treatment with Mátra Mountain Herbs, Treatment with Kolop medicinal mud and the most peculiar one – Treatment with Hungarian Wines.
Treatments provided under medical prescription include mud therapy, carbon dioxide bath and underwater traction-bath.
Also on offer are underwater water-jet massage, electrotherapy, curative gymnastics and inhalation.
You can consult a spa physician who can recommend treatment at the day time hospital.
Among the many additional services you may find handy during your stay at the spa are aquafitness, pedicure and solarium.
The Art Nouveau building also houses the Gellért Spa Beauty Salon, a wonderful place to spend some time and an opportunity to receive quality cosmetic treatment with products free of chemicals and preservatives.
Visitors can sunbathe in sunbeds.
There are also naturist sun terraces for women and families. The terraces are a great way to enjoy sunbathing and admire the exquisite panorama over Gellért Baths and Gellért Hill.
Budapest Spas Cosmetics, specially formulated with valuable thermal water components, are available for purchase. The shampoo, shower gel, massage cream and handmade soap can all contribute to making a change in your daily care.
GOOD TO KNOW
Opening hours are 6 am – 8 pm every day.
If you have an appointment for treatment at the baths, you are advised to arrive 40 minutes in advance to give you enough time to get the ticket, change and shower and thus benefit from the full duration of the treatment.
Towels are not included with the ticket.
Visitors are asked to wear slippers.
If you are pregnant or have recently undergone an operation, or have any other health issue, you should inform the staff in advance.
Thermal water is not recommended for children under 14. Parents who do take young chaldren to the pools must guarantee that the children are toilet trained.
Cashless payment with Festipay card is accepted.
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If you have time, take a dip in the healthy waters of Gellért Baths. You will feel relaxed and refreshed.