The Széchenyi Thermal Bath is one of the largest spa complexes in Europe.
It's also the first thermal bath of Pest. It owes its existence to Vilmos
Zsigmondy, a mining engineer. on his initiative, successful deep borings had
been performed in the City Park, where later, in 1881 already an "Artesian bath"
was in operation. However, this temporary type of bath was meeting the demands
of the age less and less, so the Széchenyi Thermal Bath was built in 1913 on
the basis of plans composed by Gyozo Czigler. The Bath was expanded in 1927 with
a public bathing department for gentlemen and ladies and a beach site. In the
middle of the 1960s, further transformations took place, including the creation
of a group thermal section in bathing suits as well as a daytime outpatient
hospital (complex physiotherapy department).
The reconstruction of the pools of the swimming section, their equipment with water filtering and circulation devices was completed in 1999. The so-called fancy bath includes a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence production, neck shower, water beam back massage installed in the sitting banks and many other services.
Number of pools: 18
Swimming pools (5)
|Swimming pools with water filtering and
water surface area
|Fancy pool*||water temperature
water surface area
|in the summer 30 °C
in the winter 34 °C
|Thermal sitting pool||water temperature||38 °C|
Thermal baths (13)
Group bath in bath suits with cabinets for
|water temperature||20-38 °C|
|Group steam bath in area (6)||water temperature||20-40 °C|
* Water streaming, effervescent bath, massaging water beam.
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Budapest Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Széchenyi Fürdő képek
The water supply for the bath is provided by the Saint Stephen Well Nr.II
commissioned in 1938. It is a hot-spring water with calcium, magnesium,
hydro-carbonate, also containing sodium and sulphate, with a significant content
in fluoride and metaboric acid.
The water of the drinking well is a healing water with calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, chloride, sulphate, also containing alcalics and a substantial amount of fluoride.
|-||degenerative illnesses of joints|
|-||chronic and semi-acute arthritis|
|-||orthopaedic and post-injury alterior treatments|
|In the form of a drinking cure|
|-||chronic gastric catarrh, gastric ulcer, intestinal catarrh|
|-||overproduction of gastric acid|
|-||chronic inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney and of the urine paths|
|-||certain forms of renal stone illnesses|
|-||chronic catarrh of the inhaling organs|
prevention and healing of states of the bone system accompanied by a calcium deficiency
|-||influencing disturbances of metabolism linked to gout|
in case of certain illnesses of the gall-bladder and the gall paths, for enhancing gall-discharge
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