Traditional splendour: Gellért Bath, Budapest
The Gellért Bath is a speciality among thermal baths. There is hardly any other bath that can compete with its classy atmosphere and historic reputation. The building itself is one of the most important pieces of Hungarian Art Nouveau and the ornamental windows in its main hall were made by Miksa Róth, while the interior of the bath is decorated with Zsolnay ceramic ornaments. No wonder that the International Society of Medical Hydrology has chosen Gellért Bath as its registered seat. Even the modern services offered by the thermal bath set it apart from the others. Its medicinal water is suitable for treating joint and spinal diseases, vertebrae disorders and certain circulatory problems, while its inhalatorium and salt chamber alleviate asthma and other lung diseases. The bath also offers services that massage enthusiasts may find to their liking, while the wave pool is one of the most famous in the country.