Budapest Spas and Thermal Baths
The most important thermal baths in Budapest :
Gellert Bath - Király Bath - Lukács Thermal Bath - Rudas Thermal Bath - Széchenyi Thermal Bath
Lukacs Thermal Bath
History of the Bath
In the 12th century, knights of the order of Saint John engaging in curing the sick settled in the area of today's Lukács Bath, followed by the orders of Rhodos and Malta, who built their monasteries baths as well. The bath operated through the time of the Turks but the energy of the springs were used primarily to produce gunpowder and for grinding wheat. After the reoccupation of Buda, the bath became the property of the Treasury. In 1884, Fülöp Palotay purchased the bath from the Treasury, thus a series of transformations began. The spa hotel was built, an up-to-date hydrotherapy department was established and the swimming pool was transformed. People wishing to be healed came from all over the world. Following their successful healing cure, they placed marble tablets on the wall of the Bath 's courtyard to express their gratitude.
The drinking cure hall of the Bath was built in 1937. The first department to ensure complex thermal bath facilities (daytime hospital) was established in 1979 in Budapest, in the Lukács Thermal Bath. In 1999, the open-air pools of the swimming pool section were modernised. In the course of this, the so-called mud-pond, hardly used before, was replaced by a fancy pool, equipped with a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence, neck shower, water beam back massage hidden in the seat banks, whirlpool, geysers, effervescent bed and many other facilities unfamiliar before this time. The two swimming pools of various temperature in the other courtyard of the Bath were also rebuilt with water-filtering and circulation devices.
Number of pools: 8
Swimming pool: Gentlemen's swimming pool, Ladies' swimming pool, Fancy pool
Thermal baths: 4
Mud and weight bath pool
Hot spring water with calcium, magnesium, hydrogen-carbonate and sulphate, chloride, also containing sodium and with a substantial content of fluoride ions.
For Therapeutic Diagnoses of
degenerative illnesses of the joints, chronic and semi-acute arthritis, deformations of the vertebral spine, dislocation of inter-vertebral discs, neuralgia, calcium-deficiency of the bone system, cases of states following injuries
Department ensuring complex thermal bath facilities (daytime hospital), Thermal pool bath - group-type, in bathing suits, Weight bath for ladies and gentlemen, Carbonic acid tub-bath, Medical healing massage, Refreshing massage, Underwater massage with water beam, Foot massage, Dry and steam sauna chambers, Finnish sauna, Mud package, Physiotherapeutic treatments, Healing drinking cure, Bathing suit rentals, Custody of valuables and garments, Catering units, Roof sunbathing area, Provision of the site for social events after opening hours, including, on demand, the use of the Bath