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Mixed Budapest Thermal Baths

Most thermal baths in Budapest are mixed, or have become mixed in the last few years. Currently the notable exception to this rule is Rudas Bath, one of the historical Turkish baths in Budapest from the 16th century.


Budapest Mixed Baths: Co-ed All Week


Mixed bath Budapest Szechenyi Thermal Bath
Mixed Bath Budapest – Laura Billig Photography

Szechenyi Bath: Szechenyi Thermal Bath and Pools is a mixed bathing complex, located in the City Park in Budapest. All of its 18 pools (thermal pools, steam baths, plunge pools, fitness pool, etc.) are for both men and women, as well as for children over 14 years of age. The century old geothermal medicinal bath is the most popular bath palace in the city of Budapest, Hungary.

Gellert Bath: Gellert Thermal Spa Bath has recently been turned into a mixed bath complex. Gellert Bath has been fully co-ed since January 2013, from Monday to Sunday (previously, in 2012, Gellert Bath was only mixed at the weekends, but now it is coed every day of the week). The famous Art Nouveau bath is located by the Gellert Hill and Liberty Bridge in Budapest. All of its 13 pools (thermal pools, steam baths, plunge pools, fitness pool, etc.) are for both men and women. The outdoor wave pool is popular in the summer time for families with kids too.

Booking to Szechenyi or Gellert Baths

Lukacs Bath: St Luke Thermal Bath in Budapest is a mixed bath. You can visit the bath free of charge with the Budapest Card (the discount coupon card for Budapest tourists). Lukacs Bath is also known as one of the Budapest Bath Party venues in the city.

Kiraly Bath: the oldest thermal bath house in Budapest is Kiraly Bath, whose medieval Turkish pool attracts many locals and foreign tourists for a bathing time travel. Although Kiraly Bath was internationally known as a gender separated bath house with men only and women only days, in the last few years the medieval bath has been operating as mixed bath, open for men and women 7 days a week.

Budapest Men Only / Women Only Baths

Octogonal Pool Rudas Turkish Bath Budapest
Octogonal Pool Rudas Turkish Bath Budapest

Currently the only sex separated bathing experience in Budapest is offered by Rudas Bath, at the foot of the Gellert Hill, by the river Danube. On men only and women only days, you can wear traditional swim wear, but many guests will only don the swimming apron to cover the genitals (and bottoms).

  • Men only Bath in Budapest: Rudas Bath is men only on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Women only Bath in Budapest: Rudas Bath is women only on Tuesdays
  • Please note that Rudas Bath is mixed at the weekends, including Fri and Sat late night bathing hours


  1. is the bath still men only and women only on certain days?

    • Dear Madeline,

      The only gender-separated Bath in Budapest is the Rudas Bath.
      For women: Tuesday
      For men: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
      Group use: Saturday, Sunday
      Night bathing: Friday, Saturday: 22:00 – 04:00 – mixed.
      (The sauna world is not available during night bathing.)

  2. Dear sirs,
    I am visiting Budapest in April 15 and plan to visit the men only days at Rudas baths on Friday afternoon.
    Are the sessions busy or would you recommend to purchase a advance ticket?.
    Please advise of the dress code…..James

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