Budapest is the city of water due to an immense amount of thermal springs all over the city. Bathing culture is one of the oldest traditions in the area that was first developed by the ancient Romans, then was advanced to perfection under the Ottoman rule in 16th and 17th centuries. Turkish bath culture still represents an important part of the bath life in Budapest, as several of the city’s spas still exercises original Turkish methods. Most of the spas are open all year round, and it is recommended to visit more than one to realise the true diversity of these facilities.
Besides the prominent spa life of Budapest, there are several lidos located around town to have an unrestrained poolside chillout on a hot summer day
Don’t miss your chance to take a dive into one of the 50 spas and lidos of Budapest. Oh and did we mention the one of a kind late night party at Széchenyi?
Get a feel for the real, unparalleled Hungarian bath experience!

Széchenyi Bath

Being the largest Spa of Europe, the Széchenyi is a breath taking establishment. The bath houses 15 indoor and 3 outdoor poolsthat vary in size and range of temperature from 20°C to 40°C. The outdoor activity bath includes a whirling corridor, neck shower, and back massage water beam to guarantee an exceptional relaxing experience for you.This esteemed venue offers a large variety of treatments and massages to choose from if you want to get a feel for the unabridged, original spa life of Budapest! Széchenyi should definitely be on the must see list of everyone visiting the city!

H-1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11.
Gellért Bath

As a part of the famous Hotel Gellert in Buda, the Gellert Baths complex includes thermal baths, which are various pools containing special thermal water from Gellert hill’s mineral hot springs. The bath complex was built between 1912 and 1918 in the Art Nouveau style. The bathing facility standing here today is the most prestigious of Budapest’s baths, visitable any time of the year. Offering a large variety of treatments and thai massages the Gellert Spa is an experience nobody should miss!

H-1118 Budapest,Kelenhegyi út 4.

Lukács Bath
H-1023 Budapest, Frankel Leó u. 25-29.
The bath operated through the time of the Turks but the energy of the springs were used primarily to produce gunpowder and for grinding wheat. After the reoccupation of Buda, the bath became the property of the Treasury. In 1884, Fülöp Palotay purchased the bath from the Treasury, thus a series of transformations began. The spa hotel was built, an up-to-date hydrotherapy department was established and the swimming pool was transformed. People wishing to be healed came from all over the world. Following their successful healing cure, they placed marble tablets o­n the wall of the Bath's courtyard to express their gratitude.

Király Bath
H-1027 Budapest, Fő u. 84.
The construction of this Bath was begun by Arslan, the Pasha of Buda in 1565 and was completed by his successor, Sokoli Mustafa. The Turks built the Bath far from the springs to ensure the opportunity for bathing even in the case of an eventual siege, within the walls of the castle. Following the reoccupation of Buda, the Bath was acquired in 1796 by the König family. They rebuilt it to its current form, combining the old with the new, and preserving its monumental character, found even in the name of the Bath. Stemming from the name of the family, it translates from Hungarian (Király=King=König). In World War II, the Bath was damaged. Its complete renovation was accomplished in 1950.

Rudas Bath
H-1013 Budapest, Döbrentei tér 9.
The centrepiece of the bath today, the Turkish bath, was built during the 16th century in the period of the Turkish occupation. Below the 10 m diameter dome, sustained by 8 pillars, there is an octagonal pool. The swimming pool, operating as a therapeutic swimming facility and with a sauna, was built in 1896. The thermal bath has been visited from 1936 on exclusively by men.
In its drinking hall, the water of the springs Hungária, Attila and Juventus can be consumed for the purposes of a drinking cure.