Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Budapest

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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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  • We have been to the baths on foot from the centre pending d go try the ice rink, a great moment of relaxation that I greatly enjoyed despite the fact that there is a lot of people. It is a pity that some travellers are loud in a place that invites you to relax. Sauna, steam room, hot baths or cold inside or outside everyone can find happiness. Bathe outside in water at over 35 ° at night were unforgettable
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  • Very nice bathrooms although it is old, the location is excellent but the architecture is interesting. The outdoor pool amazing with the Frost and the water achnizoyn.
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  • Interesting place. The sensation of falling in past centuries. Pleasant water different temperatures. In the July heat of baths with 38 degrees dip in 20 degree pool especially cool. Interiors are fascinating. Feel for yourself the involvement of Royal personages.
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  • This is a nice thermal bath. For the price we pay 5900 HUF (about 20 euro) it is a decent place. There are many pools but i like only those outdoors. Take a swimming cap with you to enjoy the main swimming pool. Otherwise you can bath in round not so deep pools. Many sites recommend to buy ticket in advance because of the crow but at the time i went, it was not crowded at all. One big plus in my case that some men took along chess boards and played at the pool. It was very nice experience as a chess lover.
  • This is the pinnacle of what a traditional spa is meant to be! It is some walk out of the centre it took us around an hour to get there but it was worth the effort to relax! Spa pools range from 40 degree to 18 degree dunk pools which I cannot recommend more - it is full of both locals and tourists which shows you the standard the spa is kept to. Entry was £15 for the day spa with use of a locker / changing room which is reasonable. If i visit Budapest again this will be top of my list for things to do
  • Beautiful, even though some parts of the building are being renovated or worked on. The exterior “bath” area is definitely the most popular. It’s relaxing to just lie there, but make sure you bring sunglasses or a hat cause the sun really beams down on you. Some of the interior pools need swimming caps in order to enter them. The area is a bit of a maze and hard to find your way in/out, but it’s all part of the experience. Staff were also very friendly :)
  • The Széchenyi Bath is one of the largest medical spa complexes in Europe (offering 21 pools). It was opened in 1913 and has been a popular relaxation spot ever since. There are outdoor and indoor pools, swimming pools, sitting pools and all of those are of various temperatures. You can also enjoy whirlpools, steam chambers, saunas or have a massage here. There is also a buffet and a restaurant located inside the complex so you do not need to worry about food at all. You can get there easily by subway (line M1). The tickets can be bought either online or on the spot. Overall, it is a great place for relaxation in a beautiful complex with not only lovely pools and facilities but also an imposing architecture.
  • For 17 euros it's just great. You have so many bath indoor and 2 pool Outdoor as well as 3 saunas and many steam room. To fully enjoy it bring your towel (or rent it) a pair of flip flop and take a cabin rather than a locker as the lockers are broken and seems to not work with many bracelet so you need to ask a guard to close an open for you. For those who says it's dirty please go to the alps in Switzerland and pay 90 euros for 10% of the size of this complex. For those who aren't afraid of a popular place aka a place for normal people then you I'll be fine. I went alone and made many friend from Many countries. It's very easy to socialize. I strongly advise you to go straight from the hot 90 degree sauna to the 18 degree small bath next to it. That feels amazing! You can easily spend 6 hours in this great place. It's only 4 stars because a little renovation could be used and they could label each bath in Hungarian and English to explain what it is about.
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