Bathing in medicinal water and springs in the Hungarian capital has an over two thousand year-old history. The Romans established a flourishing bathing culture on this spot, which was enriched by further additions and numerous, still active facilities by the Turkish conquerors in the 16-17th century. The development of bath culture was made possible by the network of hot springs running under the capital city. The springs ranging from pleasantly lukewarm temperatures up to 77 degrees Celsius surge to the surface through over a hundred man-made wells and in several spots in natural form.
Budapest continued to shrewdly use nature’s gifts: a number of reputable baths were built in the 19th century, which have been renovated, one by one, over the recent years. You can see this for yourself when you visit the city, as the latest aquatic complexes suitably preserve these traditions. The beneficial effects of the springs can be enjoyed at 14 different spas. Additionally, the capital city with a population of 1.8 million offers the bustling scene of a real metropolis coupled with a range of wonderful architectural creations from various periods of history, impressive panoramic views of the Danube and a lively cultural scene.