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Tour II.
Gellért Hill and its Surroundings

At the Buda end of Szabadság híd, in an area replete with curative hot-water springs, baths were first built during the Árpád Dynasty, as well as at the time of the Turkish occupation. The renowned Gellért Hotel and Baths, and its Art Nouveau effervescent bath has been the setting of numerous feature films. Among the celebrities who have stayed at the hotel are Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Richard Nixon, former President of the United States and Sviatoslav Richter, the world-famous pianist.