Spa tourism is one of the leading branches of tourism in Hungary. There are around 1,300 thermal springs all over Hungary, of which more than 100 are in Budapest.
The Romans built the first bath houses, but it was the Turks who were really keen on spreading spa culture. Three spas built during the Turkish occupation still operate today in Budapest: Király and Rudas. Lukács Bath Complex is popular with celebrities: you can bump into the country's leading poets and actors here. Gellért Spa, like most spas in Hungary, successfully combines modern technical developments with a rich historical heritage. Its Art Nouveau furnishings and artistic mosaics add to the relaxing atmosphere.
Spas abound outside Budapest, too. One of the most well-known spas is located near Lake Balaton, at Hévíz. It sports the world's second largest thermal lake with high therapeutic power for rheumatic and locomotory diseases. The spas at Gyula, Harkány and Egerszalók are only some of the modern, well-equipped baths that offer wellness and therapeutic services, and at all these locations you can find accommodation that fits you from hostels to 5-star hotels.
There are a number of reasons to visit the spas of Hungary. You can request for an individualized therapy plan to be developed, including relaxation therapy, body massage and mud packs to cure your specific health problem. Alternatively, you may go for wellness packages to eliminate the everyday stress of our modern world. It will revitalize and rejuvenate your mind and body. Pay a visit to the Spa City of the world!
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