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Gellért Spa and Bath – An Art Nouveau Spa Hotel in Budapest

Gellért Spa and Bath is one of the leading natural hot spring spa baths in Budapest, Hungary. Gellért Hotel and Spa opened up shop in 1918. It was later expanded with an artificial wave pool and a bubble bath. The original artificial wave machine, first put to use in 1927, is still operational and is a special treat of the spa.

The guests can experience bathing among the walls decorated with the famous Zsolnay china ever since the thermal area got a Zsolnay cover during the last renovation. The 10 ornamental windows
of the great hall display scenes from the Death of Buda (great epic poem of János Arany), created
by the artist Miksa Róth.

The spa offers nearly all kinds of medical services, it has a complex medical spa service-system (day hospital) and “inhalatorium”, but guest may also try the lava-stone massage, the spa pedicure,
the chocolate cure, the Cleopatra spa and the spa based on medical herbs, as well. The steam rooms and the Finnish sauna can also be used free of charge. The medicinal water can be used for cosmetic purpose, too.

Recommended

  • Physical illnesses, arthritic inflammations, circulatory problems.
Gellért Spa and Bath is located at the foot of Gellért Hill, one of the most spectacular sights of the capital city of Hungary Photo: Shutterstock
Further information: Gellért Spa and Bath

The healing waters of Northern Hungary: Eger and Mezőkövesd

The Eger Spa, with a history of over 500 years, offers radon-bearing medicinal water and leisure pools, while the Mezőkövesd outdoor spa has thermal water high in sulphur and a slide park for those seeking therapy or leisure.

Secrets of the Hortobágy, the great Hungarian puszta

Covering almost two thousand square kilometres, the Hortobágy steppe is a special place. It is also Hungary’s first and largest national park. It is the largest alkaline steppe in Europe, and a World Heritage sight full of wonders.

The ’blooming’ of the River Tisza – a wonderful natural phenomenon

Mayflies, also known in Hungary as ‘Tisza flowers’ swarm for a brief period of their lives out of the water, offering a unique natural spectacle along Hungary’s second largest river, the Tisza, and a few sunny sections of its tributaries.

Breathtaking nature film about Lake Balaton

Three years, 150 days of shooting, four seasons: the end result is an enchanting 65-minute nature documentary about the largest shallow lake in Central Europe, Lake Balaton. Entitled Wild Balaton, it presents the fauna and flora living in and around the lake with spectacular cinematography.

The unique hot-water lake of Hévíz

Hungary is the country of spas and medicinal waters. Hévíz, one of the world’s largest biologically active thermal lakes, which offers healing and recreation on a surface area of almost 50 hectares is living proof of that.

Spectacular drone photography of Lake Balaton

Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe, has been an inspiration for many artists, and recently it has provided an award-winning theme for a new genre, drone photography. The professional jury at the 2018 Hungarian Drone Photo Awards, where more than 1000 submissions were received, gave the Grand Price to the extraordinary image that Bulcsú Böröczky has captured from the air.

The Lukács Thermal Bath – one of Budapest’s oldest spas

The Lukács Thermal Bath whose operation dates back to the Turkish era, was the favourite bath of Mustafa pasha. It is said to have one of the most effective medicinal waters of Budapest.

Summertime at Lake Balaton, the Hungarian Sea

Lively crowds have always characterised Lake Balaton and its region. The spa life and tourism started to develop in the 18th century but first it was not based on the water of the lake but on the sparkling springs of the shore. First the turn of the 19th – 20th century, and later the years following World War II have brought a significant growth in tourism.

Margaret Island, a healing island in Budapest

Due to its charming beauty, Margaret Island – the green heart of Budapest – had from the very start been a favourite residence of royals. Its landscaping was initiated in 1790 by the Palatine of Hungary, Archduke Alexander Leopold of Austria and after his death the works were continued by his hugely popular younger brother, Archduke Joseph of Austria, Palatine of Hungary.

Beautiful aerial photography of Hungary’s waters

A special series of photos of Hungary’s lakes and rivers has been produced to mark World Water Day in March 2019. The aerial photographs highlight the great variety of the country’s natural waters.

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