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10 top-notch swimming pools open to the public

By: Catie Leary on May 27, 2014, 10:26 a.m.
Gellért Baths

Photo: alcuin lai/Flickr

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Gellert Baths

Built in the early 20th century alongside Budapest's famous Hotel Gellért, this majestic art nouveau bathing complex features saunas, massage services, plunge pools, an indoor effervescent pool (pictured), an open-air wave pool and a kiddy pool.

The pools are fed by locally sourced mineral water reknown for its healing properties, even in references as far back as the 13th century.