Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Budapest

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#1 of 100 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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  • 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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  • I really enjoyed these baths. We have been to a few in Budapest and although this is probably the most popular they are definitely big enough to handle all the people. We went around 1030 and it was not too over crowded but when we were leaving around 1430 it was getting pretty congested. I also booked a massage when I arrived and wasn’t able to get a time until 1330 but I did enjoy it once I finally found the massage room. I highly recommend moving to different pools and not staying in one spot as there are so many at this location.
  • Visiting the thermal baths was a lovely addition to our holiday in Budapest. Surrounded by a gorgeous park and historical sights to see. The baths were a reasonable price for tourists and you had the option of different things to do. Lockers were nice and clean and there was a hood system in place to ensure your belongings were safe and sound. There was a large outdoor pool to relax in the sun with different temperature pools. There was also lots of different temperature baths inside which were awesome to try, some were lovely and warm super cold!!! There was also different things you could try such as massages. Great for couples and also for families and would recommend a visit to anyone.
  • This was a really nice experience. I visited during the low/off-season on a weekday and it wasn't so busy. By comparison, Iceland's Blue Lagoon is pretty much always packed. I mention it as though they're not exactly the same, the overall experience at this thermal bath in Budapest was much better. Both are relatively expensive for the country you're visiting, but this place was around €20, which seemed okay. Especially as I enjoyed this more and it was a third of the price of the Blue Lagoon. This thermal bath was very relaxing and the staff were very polite. Expect to pay a ~€10 deposit per towel, but two thirds of this will be refunded in cash.
  • The spa was great, go early when its less busy. There's a difference entrance depending if you want a locker, or to leave your belongings in a cabin (either way there are cabins to get changed in). I got a locker, and the system is very good. You get an electronic wristband, that gets you through the barrier. Then the cabins have two doors, so you can enter one side, then exit towards the lockers. You lock the doors by pulling down the wooden bench, which blocks the doors. Your electronic wristband then open and locks a locker of your choice. You just need to remember the number or position of your locker, since you don't have a key or anything with the number on it There are 4 inside pools, the outside was closed. There are small pools with.max 5 people at 20 and 49 degrees, the main pool is 35 degrees and is the busiest, the other large pool is 38 degrees
  • This is a perfect activity year-round, but it's even better in the winter. I would recommend this on a cold day. It's such an amazing feeling going from Budapest's frigid winter weather to the warm and soothing baths. It is quite affordable, and costs much less than most spas in Canada. The architecture of the baths are amazing, and the saunas and indoor pools are amazing. You leave the baths feeling like brand new. Your skin is perfect, and you're so relaxed. It'll also help get rid of any cold you may have.

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