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Buda-Past: Guess Which Bath Is This?

Robert Velkey 2016.11.15.

It is well-known Budapest is the capital of baths. Do you know which historic bath of Budapest can be seen on this vintage pictures and approximately when it was taken?


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This water supply for this 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. By the way it is named after “the Greatest Hungarian”.


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Answer: On the vintage picture you can see The Széchenyi Thermal Bath – which one is o­ne of the largest spa complexes in Europe –  in 1930. By the way 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. Today, you can enjoy here indoor and outdoor pools with thermal water, medical and other services such as aquafitness, aports and spine manual therapy, or even a Thermal Beer Spa or a real party in the spa…