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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emulintu (2 years ago)
really good place to bathe! the pools were nice and there were different kinds of them, so everything for everyone :) the actual building was a bit worn but clean, bathing didn't make us feel dirty or anything! really recommended, we enjoyed and the day left us feeling relaxed! I especially recommend the outdoor pools in the winter time
noresiangirl (2 years ago)
The building itself is magnificent and there are many natural or not pools with different temperatures, the pool outside is very fun but the ones inside are more relaxing. They are not very strict with flip flops or hair . Entrance fee is around 20 euros which quite a lot but you can stay there for hours, shower and dry your hair etc. The place smells because of the sulfur but it's manageable. The best room was with the hot steam and tea , my breathing was better after it
Zoey Vero (2 years ago)
Super nice spa and very impressive building. I went in February so it was a bit cold for the outside pool in the evening but it is nicely heated and perfect during the day. It was still very crowded but you can always find room in any pool or sauna. The locker rooms are fine to use and you don’t need a cabin. Bring sandals and maybe an extra towel.
marce acquarone (2 years ago)
This is the place to go in Budapest. The place is very well organized and you get to do so many things inside. The experience is unique and so relaxing! I did it during winter, so its really nice to feel the cold of outside and then get into the warm therm water. There is also a beer Spa inside of IT, I highly recommend this to everyone who love beer!
Amy DuBoff (2 years ago)
This is a beautiful facility, and I'm pleased we went. The outdoor pool was fabulous on a cold day---really neat experience. I couldn't stand the volcanic sauna for more than a minute, but it was impressive! Note: The cabins are in a communal area, so a couple or family could easily share one. Be sure to bring a towel and your own sandals if you want to save costs.
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