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Széchenyi Thermal Bath - History of the Bath

The Széchenyi Thermal Bath is o­ne of the largest spa complexes in Europe. It's also the first thermal bath of Pest. It owes its existence to Vilmos Zsigmondy, a mining engineer. o­n his initiative, successful deep borings had been performed in the City Park, where later, in 1881 already an "Artesian bath" was in operation. However, this temporary type of bath was meeting the demands of the age less and less, so the Széchenyi Thermal Bath was built in 1913 o­n the basis of plans composed by Gyozo Czigler. The Bath was expanded in 1927 with a public bathing department for gentlemen and ladies and a beach site. In the middle of the 1960s, further transformations took place, including the creation of a group thermal section in bathing suits as well as a daytime outpatient hospital (complex physiotherapy department).

The reconstruction of the pools of the swimming section, their equipment with water filtering and circulation devices was completed in 1999. The so-called fancy bath includes a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence production, neck shower, water beam back massage installed in the sitting banks and many other services. (source)

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Széchenyi Thermal Bath - widened range of services

Wellness Centre in Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Beside the traditional services you may choose from special healing treatments and sporting opportunities in Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Trained intsructors are awaiting our guests with a more complete range of services: fatburning, weight, body-toning gymnastics and aqua aerobic.

Gym - available services includes cardiovascular equipments, elliptical cross-trainer, dumbbells, treadmill, abench, excercise bike with backrest, different types of weight systems and stair climber.

The service fees of the gym, fitness room and aqua aerobic is included in the swimming pool entrance ticket! Our gym is equipped with the most modern professional cardiovascular and strengthening machines. Beside the strengthening and cardiovascular equipments you may find other workout equipments.

Other services: fitness room, infrasauna, thai massage, restaurants and bufets

In the framework of a daytime hospital, complex physio-therapy department
- Healing cure program
- Healing gymnastics for individuals and groups
- Underwater gymnastics
- Weight bath
- Thermal pool bath
- Dry and steam sauna
- Finnish saunas
- Ice-brew machine, shower-barrel
- Carbonic tub-bath treatment
- Tub-bath-treatment
- Salted tub-bath treatment
- Mud-packing
- Underwater water-beam massage
- Medical healing massage
- Refreshing massage
- Healing drink cure
- Swimming instruction
- Foot massage up to knee
- Foot care
- Fitness room
- Fancy bath
- Buffet
- Safe-keeping of garments and valuables
- Roof sun-bath spaces
- Bathing suit rentals
- Fat-burning gymnastics
- Weightlifting gymnastic
- Shaping gymnastics
- Securing the venue of an event, after opening hours, including, o­n demand, the use of baths


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Accessibility

Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő és Uszoda
H-1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 11.
Telephone: (36-1) 363-3210
Fax: (36-1) 363-3210/123
Manager: Mrs. István Farkas

By public transportation: trolleybus 72 and the millennium underground train.

The thermal bath is situated in the City Park.

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Gymnastics for Toddlers said...

Aside from having some time for relaxation, this can be a nice place to learn underwater gymnastics. I really wish to visit that place someday.

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