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Szechenyi Thermal Bath Budapest
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Szechenyi Bath

Szechenyi Bath is the biggest and most popular of all the thermal baths in Budapest. What is more, it is one of the biggest natural hot spring spa baths in Europe too. Szechenyi Bath is 100 years old in 2013, and throughout its century old history, about a 100 millions of bathers have enjoyed the warm medicinal waters and the fun pools.

Szechenyi Bath Budapest
Szechenyi Bath Budapest August – Aaron Butler Photography

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Szechenyi Baths

The 18 pools in Szechenyi Bath is open every single day throughout the year, including national holidays, when its an especially  popular place to visit. Besides the outdoor and indoor geothermal pools, you can get massage treatments, enjoy the saunas, the gym, relax by the pools with some beer, wine or even taste the natural waters that supply the pools from over 1000 meters below the surface.

Fun: try the whirlpools, the water jets, the underwater aqua massage, and explore the labyrinth of the palace hiding 18 pools

Relaxing: soak in the spring waters day and night, summer or winter, and book a massage in advance to enhance the effectiveness of the waters’ healing powers.

Historical: the spring waters of Szechenyi Bath were discovered in the 1880s, by 1913 millions were enjoying the fun aqua therapeutical powers of the baths. Explore the Neo-Baroque palace and historical beauty of Szechenyi Bath.

Massage Treatment for Couples Szechenyi Spa Bath
Massage Treatment for Couples Szechenyi Spa Bath

Affordable: the prices of Szechenyi Bath are certainly not cheap, but are quite affordable for all the facilities and services, especially if you add a 20 min aroma massage therapy (prices from approx. €18) to your bath entry.

Massage Treatments: massage treatments are very well priced. More about Szechenyi Bath Massage therapies here.

If you have just 1-2-3 days in Budapest, and you wish to visit one single thermal baths in the City of Spas, we recommend choosing Szechenyi Bath.

Having said that, the baths in Budapest are worth a visit for their own beauties and characteristics, so if you can schedule more baths in your visit, you will not be disappointed or feel bored.

Each bath, Gellert Bath, Rudas Bath and the summer pools like Palatinus, has a lot to offer, and will give you a special experience in Hungary.

Do not take our word for it, come and see for yourself.


  1. Hai.i’m traveling with few of my muslim friends.what dress code do u suggest?

    • Dear Harini,
      The general dress code in the baths is not very strict, usually we say “decent swimwear” is requested, but anything will do that qualifies as a swim wear for waters.

  2. Hi, me an a friend will be attending one of your baths next week on our holiday. I just wanted to query if the baths contain any chemicals or are chlorinated?


  3. Hello!

    My boyfriend and I are visiting the Baths next weekend. We wanted to know what we need to carry: swimwear, flip-flops, towels…? (I guess we obviously have to take our own swimwear). We have booked a private cabin, I don’t know if that has anything to do.


    • Hello Joaquin,
      thank you for your booking.
      Slippers, towels, etc. are unfortunately not included in the ticket price, but you can rent them inside Szechenyi Baths. The prices are the following:

      Simple Bath Sheet: HUF 500 (deposit HUF 1,000)
      Towel (a bit smaller, but thicker and fluffier than the bath sheet): HUF 1,000 (deposit HUF 2,000)
      Bathrobe: HUF 2,500 (deposit HUF 5,000)
      Swimwear (women): HUF 2,000 (deposit HUF 2,000)
      Swimwear (men): HUF 2,000 (deposit HUF 2,000)

      Swimming caps can be bought in the rental facility of Szechenyi Spa for HUF 1,000.
      Slippers can be bought in the entrance hall shop for HUF 3,000.

  4. Are the baths open on Tuesday 15 March?

  5. hello. i have a trip planned to prague in august 1st week.. heard about the spa parties n stuff in budapest so thought of taking a day halt at budapest as well.. jus read abt it but im very confused as to should i take the spa party tickets or a spa bath and how many hours is thee ticket valid for and also what all would be inclusive in each ticket

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