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Rudas Bath readies for winter wellness and late-night soaks

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10/9/2015 6:01 PM

In the middle of an idyllic downtown setting lies a thermal bath with Zsolnay porcelain and Turkish influences, aiming to be Budapest’s premier wellness center. With its newest wing renovated and extended last year, along with the addition of a wide range of modern services, this historic spa has everything for everyone seeking rejuvenation after a hard day, who just want to relax, have fun, or maintain a healthier life. The hot pools here provide a tempting alternative to a night spent with pub-crawling and alcohol consumption.

If you take
bus line 7 from Pest to Buda, you’ll surely catch a glimpse of the many visitors enjoying the wellness services of

Rudas Bath. Through the huge windows, you can peek

at what goes on in the new wing, which was opened in September of 2014; what used to be a bottling plant

now contains four adventure pools and a restaurant – and let’s not forget the panorama, which is hard to forget once you see it. There are no less than

21

medicinal springs

near
Rudas, and the view from the

Danube bank
and the newly added extra services make this experience a must-do

that should be enjoyed at

least once in a lifetime. The Rudas

management

aims to make locals and city visitors consider going to a bath as a great way to chill out and enjoy themselves every day of the year, both on weekdays and weekends.

Photo: László Balkányi - We Love Budapest

Rudas already made a name for itself as one of the best spas

of Budapest
with its centuries-old Turkish bath, but the wellness section offers a new kind of relaxation. For example, the new wing is full of colors and modern elements from the dressing rooms to the sunbathing terraces, and the drinking fountains are decorated with Zsolnay porcelain. The temperature of the pools are maintained at

12, 32, 36, and 42 degrees Celsius –

and all of them have different massage functions.However, it’s

the new rooftop panorama pool that is the

star attraction at Rudas Bath, which is open every day of the year, providing an alfresco vantage point

where soakers

can easily recognize how beautiful Budapest is

while admiring

a great view over Gellért

Hill


and the Liberty Bridge, not to mention the entire

Pest skyline. A ticket to the wellness section costs 2,900 forints

on weekdays and 3,900 forints

on weekends, which grants access to the swimming pools, thermal baths, and many

different kinds of saunas.The bathing section is open from 8am to 10pm on weekdays and Sundays, and on Fridays and Saturdays

guests

can stay

into

the night
, as well: on these days, you can enjoy the hot and steaming pleasure from 10pm to 4am.
Rudas
also features

a restaurant, and

on weekdays, you can buy a ticket that includes lunch or dinner along with

access to the wellness area

and baths.

Photo: Balkányi László - We Love Budapest

Rudas

Bath
is proud that it is becoming a meeting point for more and more youngsters, and is developing

affordable programs for every generation. Apart from being open at night and offering

reasonable prices, they’ve also started a fresh campaign: setting up a thermal bath in

Gozsdu Udvar, accommodating

up to four soakers

before

a picture of the panorama from Rudas behind them, letting everybody know that one of the most beautiful baths of the country awaits just on the Buda side of Elizabeth Bridge.

Photo: Norbert Juhász - We Love Budapest

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