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 had a whole day at the pool and enjoyed all of them, including the hot-water pool, even though it was very hot outside too. It was cloudy during the first part of the day, but eventually the...  more »
  • It was a great experience, everything was nice and clean and to make things better it was a lovely warm day.  more »
  • During the day we visited the city and around 6 pm we went to relax. This structure of Hungarian baths are the largest, but also the most touristic. Good organization and great price.  more »
  • Wonderful bath house with so many pools! They all vary in temperature and are fun to experience. As a foreigner, this was a cool place to experience! Also, there are 5-6 different saunas within the thermal bath area that are free to use and felt great!! Definitely check out at least one of them if you have a chance. My personal favorite was the aroma sauna, which has some sort of mint or menthol that made your whole body feel tingly! So refreshing :)
  • It was a wonderful place to go once. We really enjoyed relaxing in this beautiful place, but as far as the baths themselves go it was a bit disappointing. Most of the baths inside were pretty much the same. And the sauna's were too busy to enjoy them. Conclusion: if you want to visit a spa in Budapest, go to this one because it's beautiful and like no other! But do it once because every other spa has more variety in baths and probably less busy.
  • Really cool place, the outdoor section is my favourite. Warm pools and beautiful scenery. Lots of saunas, steam rooms and dipping pools inside. Personally felt that the pools inside weren't very clean, the water was cloudy and kinda smelly sometimes but that could be due to the salt percentage added to the water, I don't know.. I think other bathing pools would be cleaner and nicer so I wouldn't necessarily visit this one again, but I'm glad I came.
  • Very nice historical thermal baths. If you are spending more than 2 days in Budapest, consider to go and visit this place. We take about 3 hours to explore all the external and internal pools. Both cold and warm water, many saunas with different temperatures and humidity. All at the basic price of 18 euros more or less. If you want that also have the BEER SAUNA and other things but for an extra price. Very well organized. Come prepared, you have to wear a towel and flip flops, otherwise you must buy them there. Inside you will also find a bar, but we didn't try it.
  • The place is very beautiful and I believe it is worth a visit. The price we paid was not bad considering we also had a cabin. There's plenty to do and see for a whole day! We loved the sauna and the big pool outside! The whole place is very antique, I just think they should take more care as some areas inside looks very old and not well kept.

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