Turkish Bath ruin

Turkish Bath ruin, Budapest: Address, Turkish Bath ruin Reviews: 3.5/5

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stinkwink
By stinkwink
Fake Turkish Bath
Nov 2017
Only the name of the Turkish bath is Turkish because the current building was designed by Ray Dezső, an architect to whom the City of Budapest issued a building permit in 1893 to build a steam bath opposite the St Luke's Bath, replacing Barut degirmene, a Turkish powder mill. The Turks realized that hot springs do not freeze in winter so that the mill could be operated continuously. When the source of one of the springs was closed, that action created Malom Lake, next to the "Turkish bath” building. Even at the beginning of the century, people still used the warm water to bathe, but later the duckweed broke out, not to mention communal waste. Over the years, the Turkish bath has been mostly neglected, with a few aborted efforts to use it for various purposes. In 2003, unexpectedly, behind the Mill, divers came to the Earth's most extensive thermal water cave system This amazing cave is named Molnár János cave after the leader of the group who made the discovery. It is located in the Rózsadomb district next to the Turkish Bath. The deepest sections reach 100 meters, while the total length of explored sections is currently 5.5 kilometers, but now maybe even longer since the time, I read this article. It is so unique, and so important, that now nothing can be done in this area, that possibly would disturb this fantastic cave system. Now we have a wonderful place, which only divers can visit, an increasingly drenched hot water lake where we still have beautiful water lilies struggling with rubbish and duckweeds, and a ramshackle building that although it looks Turkish, isn’t Turkish at all, and only possible to see through the gaps of the fence. The single-use as far as I could see, to park cars in its yard. For years I've been hoping for something to happen, but apparently, only all that will happen is for the "Turkish bath" to collapses into Malom Lake.

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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
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Only the name of the Turkish bath is Turkish because the current building was designed by Ray Dezső, an architect to whom the City of Budapest issued a building permit in 1893 to build a steam bath opposite the St Luke's Bath, replacing Barut degirmene, a Turkish powder mill. The Turks realized that hot springs do not freeze in winter so that the mill could be operated continuously. When the source of one of the springs was closed, that action created Malom Lake, next to the "Turkish bath” building. Even at the beginning of the century, people still used the warm water to bathe, but later the duckweed broke out, not to mention communal waste. Over the years, the Turkish bath has been mostly neglected, with a few aborted efforts to use it for various purposes. In 2003, unexpectedly, behind the Mill, divers came to the Earth's most extensive thermal water cave system This amazing cave is named Molnár János cave after the leader of the group who made the discovery. It is located in the Rózsadomb district next to the Turkish Bath. The deepest sections reach 100 meters, while the total length of explored sections is currently 5.5 kilometers, but now maybe even longer since the time, I read this article. It is so unique, and so important, that now nothing can be done in this area, that possibly would disturb this fantastic cave system. Now we have a wonderful place, which only divers can visit, an increasingly drenched hot water lake where we still have beautiful water lilies struggling with rubbish and duckweeds, and a ramshackle building that although it looks Turkish, isn’t Turkish at all, and only possible to see through the gaps of the fence. The single-use as far as I could see, to park cars in its yard. For years I've been hoping for something to happen, but apparently, only all that will happen is for the "Turkish bath" to collapses into Malom Lake.
Written November 15, 2017
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brixtontrev
United Kingdom1,492 contributions
Friends
This place is a left over from the Turkish occupation of Budapest and was where the Turks stored their gunpowder. It was built in the 1500s and hopefully will be made accessible at some point in the near future. Otherwise it can be viewed from the road. There is the adjacent Molnar pond where there is the Molnar Janos underground cave system which can be accessed via a professional cave diving outfit
Written July 11, 2017
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Roberto
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Family
Beautiful authentic Turkisch bath 👍 It’s nice to visit and to see! In Hungary there are more old Turkisch places to visit. 🥰
Written August 2, 2021
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