Gellert Bath is like a maze, best to get an idea about what you are about to visit: a big palace with a symmetrical structure, ten pools and lots of spa facilities. Please read the most important info about Gellert Spa Map before your bath visit to save you some unpleasant moments.
On our Gellert Bath Map info you can see the internal floor map of Gellert Baths in Budapest where the red arrow shows the entrance from the side of Gellert Hill (the right side of the building is the hotel, and the bath entrance is independent from the hotel).
Unfortunately the various rooms and facilities have a poor signage in Gellert Bath so if you do not have your own map with you, you will get lost at a point.
Please ask the cashier for a free map when buying your ticket. If you buy an online bath ticket to Gellert Bath, the Help Desk will automatically give you a free map too. If any of them forgets to give you a map, do ask for it, it will come in handy.
But you can also download your own Gellert Bath Map (see below) if you wish.
More frequently asked questions about Gellert Spa here: Gellert Baths FAQ. Click on the map to enlarge, zoom in and then hit ‘control P’ to print out your own bilingual (Hungarian – English) Gellert Bath map. Avoid getting lost in the maze of the Gellert Baths.
Why is the Signage Poor in Gellert Baths?
The signage is poor for two reasons: on the one hand, Gellert Baths is a historical monument regulated by special rules on what can be put on the wall and what not (nothing new, according to the National Office of the Conservation of Hungarian Monuments ).
On the other hand, Gellert Bath and the state have a strict security policy, especially in wet bath areas. Now this fact affects what can be placed on the corridors (which are routes of escape in case of fire). If signs cannot be put on the walls (for historical maintenance reasons), they will be stood on the floor. But the Hungarian Safety and Public Health authorities are very strict about how many standing posts can be placed on the corridors in the bath (few, very few).
As you can see, for bureaucratic reasons, Gellert Baths is in an inconvenient situation: it cannot improve its signage the way you would expect. And as the bath is visited by about half a million people a year (many of them tourists), it would be high time to have signs in English. Unfortunately, when the baths were built in the 1910s and 1920s no English signs were made for the many rooms, pools, facilities, and now the bath finds it hard to add the signs for tourists.