Budapest is a miraculous tourist attraction in Europe. It is the capital city of Hungary and a great extravaganza waiting to be explored. Each year the city of Budapest is visited by zillions of tourists that are attracted to the city and are keen to explore all it offers including the history enriched streets, tours of the great sites, buildings and museums of the city, shopping centers, malls, plazas, antique and souvenir shops, local traditions, food, restaurants and cafes that are at almost every corner of the city and much more. However, one of the greatest attractions of the city of Budapest stands to be its splendid thermal baths and spas.
One of the many thermal baths in Budapest is Pesterzsebet Furdo that is located in the Pest region of Budapest in the 20th District. The exact street address of the place is Budapest, Vizisport út 2. This thermal bath complex offers a unique experience of ultimate relaxation and self-pampering. It is the perfect place to visit to treat yourself with a natural spa day. Submerging into the geothermal healing waters of Pesterzsebet Furdo instantly relieves stress and the healing salts and minerals have been proven to be therapeutic in nature. The thermal pools, baths, spas, and sauna of Pesterzsebet Furdo are all amazingly relaxing and comfortable. The temperature of the water is perfect to enjoy a nice soaking bath and the experience allows you to instantly feel refreshed and reenergized after a long and tiring day. This thermal bath offers many different facilities and a unique experience overall and is simply a must-visit.
This is the only salt-iodine spa in the entire city of Budapest. The natural geothermal waters of Pesterzsebet Furdo consist of the ultimate soothing, therapeutic and healing substances such as iodide and bromide ions. This water is known as “Alcalic-chloridic” mineral water and due to its content in these substances; it can be ranged to the group of iodine-bromic waters. This water is known to have therapeutic healing effects on patients that are suffering from degenerative illnesses of the joints, chronic and semi-acute arthritis, dislocation of the intervertebral discs, neuralgia, and chronic gynecological inflammation processes.
There are various pools that can be found in the Pesterzsebet Furdo Thermal Bath Complex and these mainly include 5 pools which are, actually, 3 healing pools, a wave-bath pool, and a children’s pool. The temperatures of these pools are different in order to meet the needs of different types of visitors and to ensure ultimate relaxation. The water temperatures of these pools vary from 28oC, 36oC, 39 °C, 26 °C, and 28-30 °C.
The mineral water that is naturally found in the thermal water of the Pesterzsebet spa is very unique in all of Hungary mainly because of its contents. That’s right, it not only contains salt like most of the other thermal baths in Budapest, but it also contains iodine and bromide. The buildings that are serving the various visitors and guests that come here to Pesterzsebet Furdo for bathing are all very modern. The modern design of the complex, the countless facilities, and the unique composition of the thermal waters that makes it even more soothing and healing are all the reason that makes Pesterzsebet Furdo absolutely worth a visit for everybody who is looking to relax or to enjoy the summer at a cool and unique Hungarian thermal bath.
According to various studies, this particular thermal spa does not have a detailed history that dates back to Ottoman times. However, it has an early 20th-century ancestor that was built near the famous River Danube and was already very popular amongst the bathing community of the city. Interestingly enough, it was, later on, discovered that the ground here hides a huge amount of mineral water that not only contains salt but is also rich in bromine and iodine, making the water all the more beneficial and relaxing.
Later on, during the 1930s, the Pesterzsebet Furdo spa had already expanded to its many swimming pools including a fun pool that incorporated a unique pool wave generator. During the 1950s a new bath building was constructed in the style of other similar Turkish baths such as Rudas or Király, even though, it remains unknown. Because of the fact that the spa and the beach that were created around Pesterzsebet Furdo were already very popular among local people, it functioned until 2005 and then was later reopened after a total renewal in July 2019.
Furthermore, the most amazing and extravagant part of the new thermal bath complex of Pesterzsebet Furdo is, by the way, its bath building. It has been a notable trend in the city of Budapest that most architects try to build spaces and areas around the beaches that are designed to be open during the whole year as this allows the spas of the city to make reasonable income and staff each month. Since the district that Pesterzsebet Furdo is located in already has a swimming pool, the local leaders of the area aimed to create a public bath that incorporated a wellness section and pools that can be used by children.
Pesterzsebet Furdo is one of the most exquisite thermal bath complexes in all over Budapest and is simply a must-visit and the perfect place to endure the ultimate experience of complete relaxation and comfort. So next time you plan on visiting the city of Budapest, make sure to pay this premium thermal bath a visit and enthrall in all of the luxurious conveniences it can offer to its guests.