Budapest is well-known for its curative waters, and it is one among the very few large cities in the world that are rich in thermal water – so excellent are its hot springs in quality the city is also called The City of Spas, and it has been a balneological center since the 1930s.
One of the oldest and most famous natural spas in Budapest is Rudas Spa.
Rudas Spa has several different areas within its complex, and they serve various functions, from an ancient Turkish bath to the most modern outside mineral pool.
From this roof-top hot-tub, one can view the Danube and its bridges, as well as the rocky mountain from under which the naturally hot water surfaces.
The centerpiece of the bath today, the Turkish bath, was built during the 16th century in the period of the Turkish occupation. Below the 10 m diameter dome, sustained by 8 pillars, there is an octagonal pool. The swimming pool, operating as a therapeutic swimming facility and with a sauna, was built in 1896.
The secret is not only in the naturally hot water temperatures, but also in the water composition.
The newly-built sections of Rudas Spa make the most of these fortunate water properties.
Ultimately, Rudas Spa treatments are routinely prescribed by doctors for their therapeutic qualities.
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