- 16 Mar 2022 8:54 AM
Wherever you find yourself in Hungary, at whatever time of year, you are sure to find at least one spa where you can relax, unwind, enjoy time with your family, or pamper yourself with natural treatments to make yourself feel healthier and happier.
You can explore Hungary’s thermal treasures during any season to enjoy medicinal waters and make yourself feel like you’re a part of nature in thermal lakes.
At any time of the year here, particularly in the Capital, you can visit one of many historic spas to surround yourself with the atmosphere of days gone by, a sense of tradition, and unique architectural and heritage to lift your spirit.
Another fine example of the famous spa's in Budapest is of course Széchényi Thermal Bath. Local love the place, which has much more to offer than you may think, such as 'drink therapy' of the healthy variety.
And did you know, the hippos at Budapest Zoo get their bathing water from one of the sources feeding the Széchényi Thermal Bath, as its composition is similar to that of the Nile.
Hungary has one of the largest thermal water reserves in the world: the Carpathian Basin has a 2,000-year-old bathing culture that is unique even by global standards, with nearly 1,500 thermal wells, and over 270 types of recognised mineral and medicinal waters. 80% of the country’s territory has some kind of thermal water underground.
So you always have a good reason to explore Hungary, to places you have never heard of perhaps, to sample the healing waters, such as at the Hagymatikum Thermal Bath in Makó.
Hungary also boasts Europe’s largest spa complex and thermal water lake. The treasures of its bathing culture are endless, including natural cave baths, salt hills, mud baths, adventures and water fun for everyone of any age.
Check out the video below for more about 'Hungary: Land of Waters', and if you need any more related inspiration you can download the official national 'Baths and Spa Map' here.