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Last updated on May 8th, 2023
The gorgeous, Art-Nouveau style Gellért Thermal Bath opened its doors in 1918 in the iconic Gellért Hotel. The complex’s pools contain water from Gellért Hill's hot mineral springs. Although, the bath itself had existed in some form since the 13th century, it got its final design and form in 1918 with the completion of the hotel. This richly decorated building, built partially by Russian war prisoners, was the first luxury hotel in the country. It has a well-light entrance foyer thanks to its arched glass roof with a café that has a real European feel of the turn of the century. The walls are decorated with mosaic tiles made of Zsolnay porcelain, mosaic tiles. Ornate decorations of oriental influence created with deep, sophisticated colored tiles form its unique Art-Nouveau style. The bath has always welcomed highly exclusive guests: Richard Nixon, Arthur Miller, Rabindranath Tagore, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Yehudi Menuhin and the Dutch Queen Juliana have all visited this luxurious bath complex. Men and women were required to bathe in separate rooms, but this rule was revoked in 2013.
Many famous films used this bathhouse as their location, for example when Evita was shot partially here with Madonna in 1996, although then it was doubling as Buenos Aires. It was featured as itself in the 2002 movie I Spy when it gave home to the filming of the movie’s shooting scene in the baths. Progressive Productions has also worked in this gorgeous bath with Ryan Gosling on the editorial shoot for GQ Magazine, on a TV commercial for APT Tours and it also served as a location for a romantic dinner in the episode produced for The Bachelor TV show.