History of Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Széchenyi Thermal Bath is o­ne of the largest spa complexes in Europe. It is also the first thermal bath of Pest. It owes its existence to Vilmos Zsigmondy, a mining engineer. O­n his initiative, successful deep drillings 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 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 an outside part. In the middle of the 1960s, further transformations took place, including the creation of another thermal section in bathing suits, as well as a daytime 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.