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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Dmitry Borschanenko (3 months ago)
I'll DEFINITELY go there again. It's the ultimate relaxing place, must visit if you're in Budapest. Food is a bit pricey, so, take something with you, especially some water. Plan to spend here the whole day
Carmen clb (4 months ago)
I really loved the atmosphere of this place. It was a little bit too crowded, but still amazing. You can relax while having a bath in their thermal waters or even order a massage session. I personally recommend booking in advance, because otherwise the queues get long. I booked with Civitatis and I believe we even got a discount, so it's worth it.
Cui Méh-è (7 months ago)
To experience the best of Budapest’s famous bath culture, book a Széchenyi Spa Fast Track Ticket which enables you to skip to the front of the queue. Once inside, explore romantic neo-baroque architecture and medicinal hot springs across 18 indoor and outdoor pools. You can also upgrade to a private cabin or ‘I Love Spa’ bundle to ensure you’re pampered from head to toe.
Mayank Jain (7 months ago)
A place to relax after nights of heavy partying and drinking. The various temperature level of different pools gives you all types of body relaxing water therapy. The Sauna is also good for the whole body and in the end the Spa. Not only the normal aromatic spa but the most special one "THE BEER SPA" here you can spend some peaceful hours lying in the tub of beer and drink the unlimited supply of beers from the Taps mounted right next to your tub. Definitely recommend to visit this place if you are in Budapest
Christian Risager (8 months ago)
A wonderful place to spend the day, fair prices and good amenities. Would however recommend that you bring your own towels, slippers, bathing cap and etc. as these items are very expensive to purchase. Don’t know about the rental service as we visited during COVID, so that wasn’t an option. Furthermore, you can feel safe going here during these times, it’s clean, social distancing is in place and they check your temperature at the entrance.
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