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Széchenyi Thermal Baths (Széchenyi Gyógyfürdo)
Széchenyi Thermal Baths (Széchenyi Gyógyfürdo)

Széchenyi Thermal Baths (Széchenyi Gyógyfürdo)

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Állatkerti köre 11, Budapest, H-1146

The Basics

Tickets to the Szechenyi Baths include full-day access to the 18 outdoor and indoor pools, thermal baths, and spa facilities, with optional massages and treatments available. (Note that massage treatments must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.) The complex also houses a bar-café, gym, sundeck, and spa shop. For a hassle-free experience, prebook your tickets and enjoy skip-the-line access through a private entrance; opt for a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off; or combine your visit with other top Budapest activities such as a cruise along the Danube River or a city sightseeing tour. Non-bathers can also experience the architectural marvel on a guided tour of the historic baths.

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Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
$31.94 per adult
Traveler Favorite
You can't not visit this when in Budapest
You have to visit this place, amazing g, weather in outdoor pools 28 degrees, so relaxing and well worth it
Thomas_G, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Budapest

star-5
awesome and fresh
Jessica_G, Sep 2021
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
Beautiful place for family relaxation, modern and clean facilities, highly recommended. the pools with regulated temperature are exceptional, and the sauna fantastic
star-4
Very nice
Colleen_S, Oct 2021
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
Great place to relax with friends after a long flight. We all enjoyed the spa. Would recommend and go back.
star-5
A Simple Pre-Order
airdmj23, Aug 2021
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
A simple pre-order so you have a ticket before you get to Széchenyi Spa. Wonderful customer service because I had to change the day of my visit and it was an easy process. Please bring your own slippers and towel. Get the massage and a private cabin for your belongings and changing. Both are worth the money. I pretty much spent the whole day here. I didn't really like the indoor pools. So I enjoyed the tan that I received.
star-5
Excellent
Kirsten_M, Mar 2020
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
Fast entry & nice cabin for storing stuff securely. Clean & well maintained. Not too busy, the outdoor pool was definitely the best & the hottest
star-5
A great relaxing experience!
rajan462, Jul 2019
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
Beautiful setting/architecture, plenty of pools with varying temperatures (both indoors and outdoors), good, clean, hygienic facilities, had a great massage, one can just spend the whole day and not see the time go by...either you can take your towels or can rent them over there...must see place...highly recommended.
star-5
Bath & dinner cruise
Dreamer42044598262, Jun 2019
Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Spa with Optional Massage plus Dinner Cruise
Excellent trip with great service & lots of fun. Good experience on the boat with lovely entertainment
star-5
Great time!
vicjon, Jan 2019
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
Had a great time here. Didn't stay in too long as it was freezing out. The waters were very warm - just the run from the changing cabins was cold. We went on a Saturday afternoon and it was not too crowded. The cabins are a definite. It was very clean and tidy throughout. Highly recommend it.
star-4
Exciting
Marina T, Aug 2018
Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Spa with Optional Massage plus Dinner Cruise
This was a good tour . It would be best if the tour group organizers inform where to go once you reachSzechenyi (there is a Help desk on the main entrance). I needed to call and ask where I should go and if the voucher is as good as the ticket itself. For the dinner, they should give direction/address for the meeting point. The cruise and dinner was fun and entertaining.
star-5
Wonderfully relaxing. 28 degrees F...
Cary G, Mar 2018
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
Wonderfully relaxing. 28 degrees F outside but bath water was very warm. Clean and private changing rooms. Excellent experience.
star-5
We arrived at the spa around 10:30...
H Jean D, Sep 2016
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
We arrived at the spa around 10:30 on a Sunday morning by way of the subway and they were already quite crowded so we were unable to find a seat. That being said, having the private changing room was perfect. We found the staff to be quite helpful and the pools to be clean and refreshing after a long day of travel the previous day. I would recommend this experience to anyone visiting Budapest.
star-4
The place itself is very worth going...
Day T, Apr 2017
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
The place itself is very worth going ! The building was beautiful and it was fun soaking there with locals. Many spa pools but some were tiny. Most of the staff were friendly expect one lady in the changing room. Wish the private cabin to be cleaner.
star-4
Their reception staff were pleasant...
Nitta P, Aug 2016
Entrance to Széchenyi Spa & Guided Palinka Experience
Their reception staff were pleasant and of good personality. We had much fun there. The pools are massive and warm except the few toilets which were not clean.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Szechenyi Baths can get very busy, so purchase skip-the-line tickets in advance or be prepared to wait in line.

  • Bring a swimsuit, towel, and flip-flops, or rent them upon arrival. All tickets include access to a private changing room or a locker.

  • The Szechenyi Baths and facilities are wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Szechenyi Baths are located in central Budapest’s City Park. The easiest way to get there is by metro; take the Yellow M1 line to Szechenyi station. The baths’ main entrance is located opposite the Budapest Circus Building.

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When to Get There

The Szechenyi Baths are open daily year-round, and the thermal waters mean that swimming in the outdoor pools is possible even in winter. The baths can get busy, especially during the peak summer season, so to avoid the crowds, visit on a weekday and get there early to enjoy the baths before the midafternoon rush. For a different experience, arrive on a Saturday evening in summer, when the baths play host to the Szecska parties and stay open until 3 a.m.

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The Healing Powers of the Szechenyi Baths

The Szechenyi Baths’ thermal pools are typically heated to between 68°F and 100°F (20°C and 38°C), and are famous for their high levels of calcium, magnesium, hydrocarbonate, sodium, and sulfate. The mineral-rich medicinal waters have long been reputed for their healing properties and are reported to help conditions such as degenerative joint diseases, arthritis, and post-injury treatments. If that’s not enough, the saunas, steam rooms, infrared sauna, gym, mudpacks, and range of massages and physical therapies will help ensure that you leave feeling completely refreshed and rejuvenated.

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