Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Budapest

3.8
#1 of 120 in Spas in Hungary
Take time to visit the beautifully constructed Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the largest medicinal bath in Europe. The thermal water flowing at this spa comes from two springs and contains natural healing elements that are said to help lessen inflammation, joint illnesses, and other medical problems. Stunning Neo-Baroque buildings built in 1913 surround the outdoor pools, which are filled with steaming hot water. Watch locals playing chess, step into the indoor pools, take a seat in the saunas and steam rooms, or schedule a massage for the full spa experience. Make Széchenyi Thermal Bath a centerpiece of your Budapest vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Budapest driving holiday site .
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  • Put it on your ‘to do list’. We went early in the morning (7am) and I think that is advisable- no crowds to contend with and we only had to share the pool with a couple of other people. One problem wa...  more »
  • We experienced almost non stop rain whilst visiting Budapest, so a trip to the baths was a good idea. They are so easy to find - a trip on the underground followed by a 5 minute walk. There are numero...  more »
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  • It’s an interesting experience to do while visiting Budapest. The complex has three outdoor pools and a series of interior pools of different temperatures which are all sourced from the thermal waters below. Because the thermal waters have natural minerals on it, they are believed to have medicinal powers. However, this also means that the water has a funky smell to it. There are also saunas (steam and dry) with different temperatures. I bought the tickets online with a private cabin to change which I recommend to purchase in order to avoid the lines.
  • Great experience. Positives The outdoor baths are completely worth it. Indoor baths provide a nice contrast from the outdoor baths. Go early in the morning and when it's slightly chilly outside. Feels great! Sit in the sauna. Couldn't do it too long but it's phenomenal. Can spend a good amount of time if you come with someone. Negatives Get all the stuff you need because the price for a flip flop was extortionate. Signs need to be better because the place is a maze. Staff could be a little friendlier but you don't interact with them much beyond getting your stuff at the start.
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