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Rudas Baths | The Turkish thermal baths in Budapest

One of the most well-known medieval Turkish baths in Budapest, the Rudas Bath, is known for its infrastructure, relaxing spa services, and different kinds of pools for soaking. The bath complex has been operational since the Turkish conquest of Hungary in the 16th century and has a 10 m diameter dome, held aloft by 8 pillars. Keep reading to know everything about the Rudas Baths and plan a memorable trip to this heaven of relaxation.

Why visit Rudas Baths?

Why Visit Rudas Baths?
  • Historical dive: Relax in a bathhouse that dates back to the 16th century – a truly authentic experience.
  • Enjoy modern amenities: Enjoy modern facilities alongside historical charm, combining the best of both worlds.
  • Relaxation retreat: Take a break from the hustle and bustle of travel and allow the baths to rejuvenate your body and mind.
  • Wellness boost: Beyond relaxation, Rudas Baths offers various wellness services that will leave you feeling refreshed and re-energized.
  • Ottoman elegance: The octagonal swimming pool, dating back to the 16th century, is a stunning example of Ottoman architecture.
  • Stunning panoramic views: The rooftop pool offers a breathtaking panorama of the city, especially at sunset. A sight you won't forget.
  • Local culture immersion: Embrace the local way of life as you enjoy the social aspect of the baths – it's like a water-based social club.

Which Rudas Baths ticket is best for you?

Rudas Baths Ticket

If you are looking for a full day of relaxationg

Go for: All-day entry ticket

  • This Rudas Baths ticket gives you all-day access to the enchanting Rudas Thermal Spa. Dive into the soothing pools, bask in the saunas, and feel your worries melt away. But that's not all – it gets better.
  • This ticket gives you the privilege of locker usage on weekdays. Drop your belongings securely in a locker and embrace pure aquatic serenity. On weekends, your ticket upgrades you to a cabin – a cozy personal space to enhance your relaxation.

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If you want to go sightseeing

Go for: Combo tickets

  • Experience the beauty of Budapest from a different perspective with a scenic cruise along the Danube River, seeing iconic landmarks.
  • Follow up your sightseeing adventure with a full day of pampering at Rudas Baths, unwinding in its thermal pools and saunas.
  • Save money with this combo deal while enjoying the best of Budapest's sights and wellness offerings.

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Activities & services at Rudas Baths

Rudas Baths - Turkish Bath

Turkish bath

The Turkish bath is the oldest part of the Rudas Baths with a large Turkish dome and an octagonal pool below it. The bathhouse will take you back in time with its ancient concrete pillars and miniature holes that let light seep in from the top of the dome.

Rudas Baths - Thermal Baths and Pools

Healing thermal baths

Rudas Baths are renowned for its thermal baths and pools, each infused with natural thermal spring water that's been soothing tired muscles for centuries. These mineral-rich waters are not just relaxing, but they're also believed to have therapeutic benefits.

Rudas Baths - Rooftop Pool

Rooftop pool

Picture this: you're soaking in a warm pool on the rooftop, and as you look around, the majestic Danube River and the city's skyline unfold before you. That's the magic of the rooftop pool at Rudas Baths. It's like a luxurious soak with a breathtaking view thrown in for good measure.

Rudas Baths - Indoor Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

The indoor swimming pool in the Rudas Baths will blow your mind as it is designed with two stories and has a balcony overlooking the pool and a deck of chairs to lay back on the second floor. The pool temperature is maintained at 84.2°F - perfect for a relaxing dip. 

Rudas Baths - Therapy Pools

Therapy pools

Got some aches and pains that need tending? The therapy pools at Rudas Baths have got your back (and your neck, and your shoulders... you get the picture). The strategically placed jets and bubbles are like personal masseuses, working their magic on your sore muscles. 

Rudas Baths - Massage Services

Massage services

Rudas Baths go beyond just pools – their massage services are a treat for your senses. Whether you're in the mood for an aromatic journey, a focused medical massage, or an invigorating underwater jet massage, the skilled therapists here have got your relaxation needs covered. 

night bathing at Rudas Baths

Night bathing

Visit Rudas Baths at night for a unique bathing experience. Soak in the warm waters under the starlit sky as the sun sets, and the city lights begin to twinkle. The ambiance is magical, offering a serene retreat from the bustling city life.

Rudas Baths - Rudas Bistro

Rudas Bistro

Hungry after a dip in the soothing waters? Look no further than Rudas Bistro! This charming spot within the baths is a paradise for your taste buds. Treat yourself to mouthwatering Hungarian dishes and international delights. 

Rudas Baths - Drinking Fountains

Drinking fountains

While you're indulging in the baths, make sure to stop by the drinking fountains. These aren't your ordinary fountains – they're infused with natural mineral water that's said to have healing properties. Take a sip and refresh your senses, all while treating your body to a dose of wellness.

Bathing in carbonated water

Bathing in carbonated water

Indulge in the invigorating sensation of bathing in carbonated water, a distinctive feature of Rudas Baths. Feel the gentle effervescence as you soak away your stresses and let the bubbles work their magic on your body and mind.

Accessible with a medical prescription only.

Medical tub bath

Medical tub bath

Step into the healing waters of the medical tub bath if the shared pool is not accessible for you due to any medical conditions. Immerse yourself in the soothing thermal waters offering relief for various ailments and promoting overall well-being.

Accessible with a medical prescription only.

Underwater jet massage at rudas baths

Underwater jet massage

Feel the stress melt away with the Underwater Jet Massage at Rudas Baths. Let the powerful jets target and soothe your muscles, offering a therapeutic massage while you immerse yourself in the warm embrace of the thermal waters.

Accessible with a medical prescription only.

Plan your visit to Rudas Baths

Timings
Location
Facilities
Rules
Tips
Wellness & Sauna

Wellness timings: 6am - 8pm everyday
Sauna timings: 11am - 7:40pm everyday

Turkish Bath

For men:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 6am- 8pm
  • Thursdays: 6am - 12:45pm
  • Fridays: 6am - 10:45pm

For women: Tuesdays: 6am - 8pm

Coed Turkish Baths
  • Thursday: 1pm - 8pm
  • Friday: 11am - 8pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 6am - 8pm
Drinking Fountain & Night Bathing
  • Drinking Fountain: 10am - 2pm only on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Night Bathing: 10pm to 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.
facilitites at Rudas baths
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Locker
  • Private changing & storage cabin
  • Rudas Bistro Restaurant
  • Swimwear rentals
  • Spa shop
rules for visiting Rudas Baths
  • Age restrictions: Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to enter the Rudas Baths. 
  • Mandatory swimming caps: Don't forget to pack your swimming cap! It's mandatory to wear one in the swimming pools. If you don't have one, you can purchase it at the baths.
  • Gender-segregated Turkish bath: If you're visiting between Monday and Thursday, note that the Turkish bath is gender-segregated on these weekdays. Check the schedule to plan your visit accordingly.
  • Pregnancy considerations: Pregnant guests should consult their doctor before visiting the spa. While the baths offer relaxation, certain treatments may not be suitable during pregnancy. Massages, for instance, are not provided to pregnant women as a precautionary measure.
rules for visiting Rudas Baths
  • Arrive early: Try to arrive early in the day, especially during peak tourist seasons, to avoid crowds and secure a good spot.
  • Book in advance: Book your Rudas bath tickets in advance to avoid the disappointment of sold-out tickets on your preferred day. 
  • Bring your own towel and bathrobe: While towels and bathrobes are available for rent, bringing your own can save you time and money.
  • Hydrate: Remember to stay hydrated, especially if you're enjoying the various heated pools and steam rooms. Bring a reusable water bottle to keep yourself refreshed throughout your visit.
  • Explore the architecture: Take some time to admire the beautiful architecture of the Rudas Baths, which showcase a blend of Turkish and Renaissance styles. Don't forget your camera!
  • Consider booking a massage: Treat yourself to a relaxing massage session to complement your bath experience. Choose from a variety of massage options offered at the baths for ultimate relaxation.

Frequently asked questions about Rudas Baths

What are Rudas Baths?

Rudas Baths is a traditional thermal bath complex in Budapest that dates back to the Ottoman era. The soothing mineral-rich waters of the thermal baths are like a natural spa, promising both relaxation and rejuvenation.

Do the Rudas Bath waters have medicinal properties?

Absolutely! The mineral-rich thermal waters are said to work wonders on various ailments. These waters are like Mother Nature's healing elixir, soothing sore muscles, boosting circulation, and much more.

What are the timings of Rudas Baths?

Rudas Baths usually welcomes bath enthusiasts between 6am and 8pm from Monday to Sunday. It's always a good idea to double-check the timings before heading there, just in case.

Where is Rudas Baths located?

You'll find Rudas Baths nestled in the heart of Budapest, overlooking the mesmerizing Danube River. The exact address is Döbrentei tér 9, 1013, Hungary.

What is the best time to visit Rudas Baths?

The mornings are usually quieter, so if you're up for a peaceful soak, the early bird gets the thermal worm! However, any time you choose will prove to be a magical experience.

What do I need to bring when I visit Rudas Baths?

Remember to pack your swimsuit, towel, and flip-flops (essential for that comfy shuffle between pools).

Are the pools at Rudas Baths mixed/coed?

Rudas Baths have specific days for gender-separated bathing and mixed-coed days. Be sure to check the schedule before you go to ensure you're heading in on the right day for your preference.

When was Rudas Baths built?

The foundation stone of Rudas Baths was laid way back in 1550 during the Ottoman era. Talk about historical hot tubs!

What's inside Rudas Baths?

Prepare to be amazed! Inside, you'll find a range of pools, from the main swimming pool to various thermal baths with different temperatures. There's even a rooftop pool with breathtaking views of the city.

What can I do at Rudas Baths?

You can float away your stress in the warm thermal waters, indulge in a soothing massage, or simply unwind in the steam room. It's your relaxation playground.