You can have a three hour private sightseeng tour in Budapest that ends at one of the famous thermal baths of Budapest. The 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 borings had been performed in the City Park where later, in 1881, 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.
We nd records about the „miraculous” springs spurting up on the territory of the Bath from as early a date as the 15th century. The world famous secession style Gellért Thermal Bath and Hotel, highly favoured by visitors and locals alike, opened its gates in 1918 and was expanded in 1927 by the wave-bath, and in 1934 by the e ervescent bath. At present, nearly all healing facilities are available in the Gellért Thermal Bath.