Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Budapest, Hungary

The Széchenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs. The bath was built in 1913 in Neo-baroque style to the design of Győző Czigler. The complex was expanded in 1927, and it still has 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools. After its expansion, the thermal artesian well could not fulfill its purpose, so a new well was drilled. The second thermal spring was found in 1938.



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Founded: 1913


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Diego López (12 months ago)
It's nice. There are 3 main pools (outdoors) and the rest are small but good. You need to take a towel and flip flops with you. The view is nice for pictures. If you want to swim don't forget your swimming cap. I would have recommended myself to bring food, water and a bathrobe.
Julie McCabe (12 months ago)
Definitely worth the experience but prepare yourself for the semi organized chaos that this place creates. Highly recommend you visit on a weekday or early in the morning. It's supremely busy place, almost all the different pools were at capacity. Also recommend you bring your own towel and slippers. We still had a good time
Jennifer Elinow (13 months ago)
Excellent, must see in Budapest. Great for a half day put, especially in the morning when things don't open till later. If you can the cabins and massage are definitely worth the price, about the same cost as a massage in US or West Europe. Basic entry w locker is very reasonable and a great experience. The outdoor pools are definitely the main attraction.
Jonas (15 months ago)
If you're looking for an open air pool on a hot day, then this is a perfect place. The sauna and the ice bath were great as well! I do feel like some of the baths on the inside might need a little bit more chlorine though because of the water being troubled. Overall a nice experience!
Hamza Qabbani (16 months ago)
The place was big with many baths with different temperatures. The baths are child friendly, meaning they are not deep nor dangerous. There are inside and outdoor pools. The outdoor pools had fountains and swirls, which was fun. We arrived in the morning and left in the evening and enjoyed every second. We also had a massage, which was very relaxing and super professional. The prices for massage were quite expensive compared to Hungarian prices. We also enjoyed a meal there. The meals were delicious but they served only in plastics and paper plates, which wasn't pleasant with chicken curry. Generally, we enjoyed this experience and would definitely come again for this.
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