Hungary has one of the most important thermal spring cultures in Europe. The country has over 1,500 spas, typically featuring Roman, Greek and Turkish architecture. Ever since the ancient physicians Hippocrates and Galen discovered the beneficial effects of warm, high mineral content waters on the human body, baths have played a very important role in Hungarian culture. Thanks to its geological characteristics, Hungary is one of the centers of this culture as there is an unparalleled supply of healing, thermal and mineral water springs beneath almost the entire country. Apart from being a place of leisure and relaxation, the baths are also an important venue for the social life of many Hungarians. This series shows some of the daily life in these historical social temples.
© Rubén Salgado Escudero