It was as a result of the drillings of geologist Vilmos Zsigmondy, over the period 1868-77, that this medicinal water source, with a temperature of 74˚ C, was brought to the surface.
The medicinal baths section was built at the beginning of the 20th century, in the Neo-Baroque style. The medicinal waters are particularly effective for the treatment of joint and muscle damage, arthritis and neuritis.
During the 1960’s, a physiotherapy section, and a thermal- baths section, were established
The open-air swimming pool, with its sun-bathing terraces and associated four-level building, were completed in 1926.
In 1999, the water supply to the pools was converted to a constant circulatory and filtering system.
Water temperatures: 20-38°C
Pools: 15 pools: 3 swimming pools, 12 thermal pools
Water surface area: 910, 600
Water mineral content: thermal water containing nitrates, calcium-magnesium-hydrogen-carbonates and sulphate-chlorides, as well as fluoride ions and metaboric acid in significant quantities
Therapeutic proposals: 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
Price: 2.400 – 2.800 HUF; Refund for leaving within 2 hours 400 HUF; Refund for 2 to 3 hours 200 HUF
Service prices: Refreshing massage (15 Min.): 2.500 HUF; Refreshing massage (30 Min.): 3.500 HUF; Healing massage (15 Min.): 2.600 HUF; Powder massage (30 Min.): 3.800 HUF
Name: The Széchenyi Baths (Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő)
Location: Pest, XIV. district
Transport: M1 Széchenyi Fürdő
Address: Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 11.
Phone: 1/ 363-3210
(Photos: Budapest Tourism Office)