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Gellert Bath closure?

I see on the website that the Gellert is closed Sept 23rd for maintenance. Does anyone know how long it will be closed? We are visiting Budapest from Oct 3 to the 8th and were hoping to visit both the Gellert and the Szechenyi. I guess if it's closed we'll try the Rudas which also sounds great. One additional question, how long to people typically stay at the baths?
Thank you

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As lovely as the Gellert is, the majority of it is indoors. The Szechenyi has indoor components, but the large pools are in the open and are wonderful because of that. When we visited we easily stayed 3 hours and I’m not that into hot spring type pools. I think locals will stay even longer. It’s fabulous people watching. Also, it’s worth the extra to pay for a changing room. Make sure you use the swimsuit spinner once you’ve finished!!

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"majority", maybe so. But the outside isnt small, and its kinda nice. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gell%C3%A9rt+Thermal+Bath/@47.4836723,19.0506545,115m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x4741dc4e9c33f309:0xb57da2bfde8d7ab6!8m2!3d47.4837444!4d19.0516211!16zL20vMDVtOTFf?authuser=0&entry=ttu

Its just that for some reason, well the beauty i guess, the inside gets most of the marketing photos. Here is a map of Gellert: http://gellertspa.com/gellert-spa-thermal-baths-map

As for what is open, who knows? LOL Check when you get here.

DUE TO HEAT ALERT BATH IS OPEN UNTIL 8 PM UNTIL 28 AUGUST 2023.
Cash desks close one hour before closing time. Pool area closes at 18.40.
From 23 May, 2023 saunas and steam chambers are operated from 10 am to 6 pm. One of the steam chambers is out of order from 28 July 2023.The wave pool (without wave service) is available from 22 April 2023.On September 13, 2023, the swimming pool is closed for maintenance.From 24 April 2023 the outdoor Finish sauna and plunge tub is not available.

Sometimes they do a better job in Hungarian, so translated from the Hungarian page

DUE TO A HERO ALERT,
THE SWIMMING POOL WILL BE OPEN UNTIL AUGUST 28, 2023 UNTIL 8 PM.
Saunas and steam rooms: between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Cash register closes at 6 p.m., pool area closes at 6:40 p.m.The wave pool will operate without wave service from April 22, 2023.From April 24, 2023, the outdoor Finnish sauna and plunge pool will cease to exist.Due to maintenance, the innermost hot air chamber of the men's thermal department is not operating.
On September 13, 2023, the sparkling pool (swimming pool) will be closed for maintenance.Due to technical reasons, the medicinal water bath and carbonated bath are not available for an indefinite period of time.

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Janet,

I stayed about 4 hours last summer at Szechenyi. This was enought time for inside areas (sauna, steam room, etc.) and to have a beer, relax and swim outside. There we plenty of people who were clearly spending the better part of the day there.