Rivalling sites in the likes of Singapore and Bali, the thermal baths in Budapest have once again proved that their strong reputation is well deserved.
This new compilation of the world’s top five most beautiful swimming pools was published in the Spanish El Economista, listing the Gellért Thermal Bath right at the top.
As the second leading economic review in Spain, the El Economista is a well-trusted and established publication, making this list one which all European cruise guests are sure to take heed of when they next travel through Budapest.
With the Hungarian capital’s public baths the most famous in the world, it is little wonder they are so popular with visitors to the enigmatic destination, which was also described by the publication as ‘one of the most beautiful and historic cities of northern Europe’.
Budapest: A city on the rise
The Gellért Thermal Bath was the only pool in Europe to make this prestigious list, illustrating why Budapest stands out as a highlight for guests on the popular Scenic Tours Jewels of Europe river cruise through the city.
In addition to this high praise from the Spanish publication, Budapest’s thermal baths were also a subject of choice for a number of other esteemed media outlets in 2013, including CNN and The Guardian. A French public television channel even aired an exclusive feature on the city, detailing its enduring appeal.
The thermal bath in question consists of 100 hot mineral water springs that feed into the huge pool; the health benefits are clear, with the spring waters made up of calcium, hydrogen and sodium, as well as having a high fluoride ion content. With so many alluring features, it comes as no surprise that the baths pipped the likes of Singapore’s SkyPark Infinity Pool and India’s Zodiac Pool at the Umaid Bhawan Palace to the top spot.
To experience one of the most beautiful and naturally healing swimming pools in the world, book a European river cruise with Scenic Tours and visit Budapest in 2014.
Image Credit: youflavio (flickr.com)