Gellért Baths9:54 PMMy Blogger Profile
One of the thermal baths at the Gellert. In the back are the separate entrances to the men's and women's thermal baths. Where the clothing is optional. There I saw all of the things that can happen to the female body as it ages...
Gellért Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool, also called Gellért fürdő or Gellért Baths, is one of the most beautiful and elegant baths in Budapest, built between 1912 and 1918 in the (Secession) Art Nouveau style. They were damaged during Worl War II, but then rebuilt. References to healing waters in this location are found from as early as the 13th century. A hospital was located on this site during the Middle Ages. During the reign of the Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire, baths were also built on this particular site.
i know we have a tendency towards toplessness, but i swear in this picture we aren't. i mean, moments before we had been lounging around stark naked with a bunch of giant old hungarian women in saunas and thermal pools of various temperatures, but here we are swathed in the big white sheets that they wrap you up with instead of towels. (sgoralnick)
The Gellért Baths complex includes thermal baths, which are small pools containing water from Gellért hill’s mineral hot springs. The water contains calcium, magnesium, hydrocarbonate, alkalis, chloride, sulfate, and fluoride. There are two different thermal baths, according to the signs on the walls of the baths, one is around 36°C and the other around 38°C. The thermal baths are decorated beautifully with mosaic tiles. The complex also includes saunas and plunge pools (segregated by gender), an open-air swimming pool which can create artificial waves every ten minutes and an effervescent swimming pool. Masseuse services are available. Different types of massage are available. Tourists may experience some culture shock when they purchase a regular half hour massage and are escorted into a room with 3 massage beds and are asked to remove all their clothing. The massages given are completely nude, with 3 massages going on in the same room at once. It truly is a cultural experience. Gellért Baths also offer a wide range of medical services, but they must be booked ahead of time. (wikipedia)
- Department ensuring complex thermal bath facilities (daytime outpatient hospital)
- Gentlemen's and ladies' thermal bath pools
- Gentlemen's and ladies' weight baths
- Carbonic acid tub-bath
- Medical healing massage
- Refreshing massage
- Underwater water-beam massage
- Foot massage
- Dry and steam saunas
- Finnish sauna, with cold dive-pools
- Mud packing
- Tooth-gum shower
- Healing gymnastics
- Bathing suit rentals
- Custody of garments and valuables
- Exchange of foreign currerncy
- Hairdresser's shop
- Foot care
- Dental surgery
- Ladies' and group naturists' sunbath premises
- Provision of sites for social events after opening hours, on demand with use of bath as well
Monday - Friday 6.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 6.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Opening hours: all days 6.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. (valid between 30th April - 30th sept)
|Gellért Thermal Bath|
H-1118 Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4.
Telephone: (36-1) 466-6166
Fax: (36-1) 466-5747
Manager: Mr. Lóránt Balás
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.