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Király Baths

Coordinates: 47°30′38.51″N 19°2′17.16″E / 47.5106972°N 19.0381000°E / 47.5106972; 19.0381000
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Király Baths building at Ganz Street

Király Bath or Király fürdő was a thermal bath that was built in Hungary between 1566-1572, during the time of Ottoman rule.[1] It was commissioned by Sokollu Mustafa Pasha who was the longest-serving governor general (1566-1578) of the Ottoman province of Budin and who built similar baths at Rudas, Rác and Veli bej which are also operational in Budapest. The bath and its neighborhood then became part of the consolidated city of Budapest.

It retained many of the key elements of a Turkish bath, exemplified by its Turkish dome and octagonal pool. It is located at the corner of Fő utca and Ganz utca. Its address and entrance was Fő utca 82-84 while the exterior of the bath proper is on Ganz utca (domed stone structure).

Components of thermal water included sodium, calcium, magnesium bicarbonate, sulphate-chloride and a significant amount of fluoride ion. The water temperature in the four different pools varied between 26 and 40 °C.[2]

The Király Baths have been closed since 15 March 2020.[3] The place is supposedly undergoing renovation and is remaining closed until works are completed.[4]


  1. ^ Papp, Adrienn. (2018). The Turkish Baths of Hungary: Archaeological Remains of the Ottoman Era. Archaeolingua Foundation. ISBN 978-615 5766 05 3.
  2. ^ "Baths in Budapest - guidelines for students", Budapest Corner, archived from the original on 3 March 2016, retrieved 14 December 2010
  3. ^ "Király Thermal Bath". Budapest Spas. Retrieved 14 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Király Baths Budapest". Budapest Baths. Retrieved 14 April 2023.

47°30′38.51″N 19°2′17.16″E / 47.5106972°N 19.0381000°E / 47.5106972; 19.0381000