Enjoying the calm baths is not the privilege of elder generations. Visiting a bath is a nice way to leave all your problems behind for a couple of hours while sitting in the pleasant thermal water. It doesn't matter if you are tired of last night's party or just simply after a long conference. There more than a hundred thermal springs to take waters from but the most famous ones are the folloowing:
Rudas Bath, which was renovated a couple of years ago is well-known beacuse of the Turkish influence and its octogonal pool. It is the only bath were genders can still bath separately during the week but has mixed nights at weekends.
According to several visitors, Gellért is the most famous Art Nouveau thermal bath and has the most beautiful indoor swimming pools in the city. It's a wise decision to drop in after a long tour on Gellért Hill.
The gigantic Széchenyi Bath is the biggest and most popular of all the thermal baths in Budapest. It has 15 thermal baths and three swimming pools and can be found in the heart of the City Park, next to Heroes' Square quarter.
Veli Bej is another Turkish bath, renovated in 2011, has five thermal pools and original clay pipes for pumping in the water. It is very similar to Rudas with its octogonal pool but less crowded, so worth a visit.
Király Bath is very authentic though in need of renovation. It is the oldest thermal bath in Budapest, along with Rudas Bath, one of the medieval Turkish baths built by the Ottoman Turks in the 16th century. If you love to visit historical places with a special atmosphere, you will surely enjoy the time travel back to the Middle Ages.