Szechenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest wins prestigious award

Published at: 31/05/2016 03:17 pm

Szechenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest wins prestigious award

It was named as the International thermal medical bath of the year. The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) celebrates every year excellence in the medical industry in 21 categories. Jury picked Szechenyi Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool for 2016 as the International thermal medical bath of the year.

Szechenyi Spa Baths in Budapest is one of the best and largest spa baths in Europe with its 15 indoor baths and 3 grand outdoor pools. It was built in the biggest green park of Budapest, in the City Park, close to a bunch of Budapest attractions .The pool construction cost approximately 3.9 million Austro-Hungarian korona. The built-up area was 6,220 square meters. The attendance of spa was in excess of 200,000 people in 1913. This number increased to 890,507 by 1919. At that time it had private baths, separate men and women steam-bath sections, and different public baths. The complex was expanded in 1927.

The  Neo-baroque palace was specifically built for hosting Szechenyi Baths as Hungary has been the country of baths for many centuries. Starting with the Roman settlers who built the first spa baths, through the 16th century Turkish occupiers who built many of the famous and revived Turkish baths in Budapest to the 19-20th century natural medical trends that promote aqua therapies and their deeply beneficial effects. Budapest is the city of baths, which offers a lot of opportunities for those, who want to join the Hungarian Residency Bond Program. The beautiful building of the spa baths is the design of Győző Czigler, who started to build ( the correct spelling in Hungarian is Széchenyi Fürdő) in May 1909.Szechenyi Baths was reconstructed in the past years for HUF 1.5 billion and the whole operation took 18 months. According to officials, the award acknowledges the reconstruction’s achievements.


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