Rudas Bath is one of the oldest operating bath in Budapest, Hungary. The Rudas Bath parts a more hundred years old Turkish bath that is unique and world-famous.
Rudas Bath at the foot of Gellért Hill
Rudas Bath or Rudas fürdő is a thermal and medicinal bath in Budapest, Hungary. It was first built in 1550, during the time of Ottoman rule. To date, it retains many of the key elements of a Turkish bath, exemplified by its Turkish dome and octagonal pool. It is located at Döbrentei tér 9 on the Buda side of Erzsébet Bridge. The bath has six therapy pools and one swimming pool where the temperature is in between 16-42C. The components of slightly radioactive thermal water includes sulphate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and a significant amount of fluoride ion. Medical indications of the water is degenerative joint illnesses, chronic and sub-acute joint inflammations, vertebral disk problems, neuralgia and lack of calcium in the bone system.
Te baths were used by Sokollu Mustafa Pasha, Beylerbeyi(governor) of Buda Vilayet of the Ottomans between 1566-1578. This is inscribed in Hungarian in the baths, on a stone standing atop the Juve spring, which is believed by locals to have a rejuvenating effect on people.
The baths were used as a location in the 1988 action movie Red Heat, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belushi.
It re-opened at the beginning of 2006, after a comprehensive renovation of its interior.
Rudas bath ticket price
Rudas ticket price for adults 2013
|All-day thermal bath cabins||3 000 HUF.||3 300 HUF.|
|Full day thermal bath and swimming pool use||3 900 HUF.||4 200 HUF.|
|Friday and Saturday night thermal bath||3 600 HUF.||3 600 HUF.|
|Morning thermal bath (9-12) with cab||2 300 HUF.||-|
|Morning swimming pool use (9h-12h)||1 500 HUF.||-|
|All-day of swimming pool with locker||2 000HUF.||-|
Rudas bath tickets price for adults and senior
|All-day use swimming pool with locker||1 750 HUF.||2 100 HUF.|
|Morning use swimming pool with locker||1 500 HUF.||-|
Panorama of Rudas bath
Rudas bath in map