• hu: Félixfürdő
• ru: Бэиле-Феликс
Băile Felix is situated at an elevation of 140 m in north-west Romania
close to the county town Oradea. The many oligothermal and thermal (20–49 °C) mineral springs
with radioactive, sulphurated, calcic, sodic and bicarbonated waters have been known
for centuries and are used for the treatment of inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic diseases,
central and peripheral neurological disorders, post-traumatic conditions,
gynecological diseases and endocrinological disorders.
The picture on glass no. 489 [left] is labeled
Hőforrás (hot spring) [centre right].
The picture shows the waters of the hot spring (49°C) flowing down an artificial rock. The tower-like building to the
left of the spring is topped by a steep cylindrical roof and the small building behind it (in the picture on the right)
seems to be hould the tapping of the spring. Pictures found on old post-cards show that these were constructed before 1901
and still existed in 1924. At some time later, but before 1935, the cylindrical roof of the tower was replaced by pinnacles
and the springhouse also was removed, just leaving a wall behind the spring, also topped with pinnacles.
The picture on glass no. 0000 [near left] shows
Hotel Viktor, built in 1892. The labeling of the glass is in Hungarian
(almost illegible): Viktor szálloda / Féliksz Fürdöi Emlék
(Hotel Viktor / souvenir from Félixfürdő).
The picture on glass no. 340 [left] shows
Hotel Splendid, built before 1928.