For thousands of years, the people of Hungary have soaked in the rich, thermal waters that lie below the country’s surface. From Roman emperors to Turkish kings, Budapest’s baths have been attracting the bright and the bold to the city since the 2nd century. Today, bathhouses continue to dominate the capital city, home to some of the largest spas in Europe. Come along as we journey across Budapest to trace back Hungary’s age-old love of thermal spas.
This Great Big Story was made in partnership with the Hungarian Tourism Agency.