Bathers play chess in a pool of steaming hot water in the Szechenyi Thermal Bath, one of the largest spa complexes in Europe. Szechenyi's neo-baroque baths were built in 1913 and are the largest thermal baths in Budapest, Hungary. The baths are a popular place to relax for locals and foreigners. Thousands of tourists arrived in Budapest to enyoy the last days of this year and first day of 2009.
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