This stunning bath house was built in the late 1800's by instruction of an Austrian Emperor and was the most modern spa of its time. With a typical symmetrical design I am guessing each wing was kept separate for each sex. There were around 30 baths here with large communal baths at the end of each wing.
What was once a busy resort frequented by the upper class of Europe has faded since the rise of communism. Businesses failed and developers swooped in left buildings to rot and knocked them down to build large concrete blocks looking for maximum returns.
We were welcomed to the town with a strong smell of sulphur, the baths are in a sorry state with a whole wall missing at the end of the northern wing and locals seem to wonder around in here. What is surprising is there is little graffiti here but there were parts of the ceiling falling down while we were there.
A group of architects are trying to raise money and awareness of various significant abandoned buildings in Romania. I believe they have gained more interest since my visit here. Lets hope they are fruitful in their endeavours and manage to save this beautiful building.