What Is Budapest Famous For?

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Budapest is most famous for its hot springs. The city has more hot springs than any other capital city in the world. In total there are 118 hot springs that provide over 70 million liters of water per day.

Fifteen public bath houses and countless private ones throughout the city provide visitors and residents with the opportunity to bathe in the springs, which are believed to have medicinal properties. Bathing in the hot springs has been a tradition since the Roman rule during the second century. During the Turkish rule in the 16th century, bathing in the hot springs became a national pastime.