- 2 Feb 2012 8:00 AM
In the 17th century, the site was named Sárosfürdő (Mud bath) because of the fine spring silt that was pushed up together with the spring water and settled at the bottom of the pools.
The Gellért Thermal Bath and Hotel, known world-wide and highly favoured by foreigners, built in a secession style, opened its gates in 1918 and was expanded in 1927 by the wave-bath and in 1934 by the effervescent bath.
In the course of the modernisation accomplished in our days, the sitting-pool in the swimming complex, the outdoor sitting pool and the children's pool were renovated; they were equipped with a state-of-the art water filtering and circulation device.
At present, nearly all healing facilities may be used in the Gellért Thermal Bath. The Bath includes a department offering complex thermal bath acilities (daytime/outpatient hospital), it also has an inhalatorium."
Gellért Thermal Bath
H-1118 Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4.
Telephone: (36-1) 466-6166
By public transportation: tramways 18, 19, 47 and 49, buses 7, 7A and 86.The Gellért Thermal Bath is located in the centre of the city, on the right bank of the Danube, at the bridgehead of the Szabadság Bridge.
Every day: 06:00 - 20:00
Monday - Saturday: thermal bath separate for men and women, mixed swimming pool
Sunday: mixed thermal bath and swimming pool