Széchenyi Baths

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Széchenyi Bath, with its 15 indoor and 3 outdoor baths, is the largest thermal bath in Europe. Széchenyi Spa’s water has medicinal and healing properties. Open all year round, Széchenyi Baths is one of the oldest Budapest Baths and provides a plethora of spa and massage services to choose from.

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Széchenyi Baths Opening Times

Széchenyi Baths are open daily and during all seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter).

Pools, Steam Cabins, and Saunas: 

Every day from 9 AM to 7 PM (last entry at 6 PM)

Thermal Facilities: 

Every day from 9 AM to 10 PM (pool exit at 9:45 PM)

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What is Inside Széchenyi Baths?

Széchenyi Baths is a fantastic palace with 18 geothermal pools, hot spring baths, steam rooms, saunas, massage rooms, aqua fitness equipment, and a plethora of other spa services to choose from. Széchenyi Baths strive to provide a complete spa experience to all their guests.

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Thermal Baths

With over 15 thermal pools and baths, Széchenyi Baths truly is a spa paradise. Széchenyi Baths offer relaxing and rejuvenating experiences like no other. The marvelous natural hot spring water is also known to have medicinal and healing properties. The thermal bathwater used in the pools is said to be medicinal and healing in nature, with valuable minerals that help alleviate aches and numerous diseases.

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Steam Baths

Top off your luxurious thermal bath with a hot steam bath. Széchenyi Baths offer a variety of steam rooms to choose from. You can choose from the following steam rooms to relax and recharge at - Wet steam room, Salt inhalation steam room, and a Thermal cascade hot air chamber. The temperatures at the steam rooms range from 104°F to 131°F.

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Sauna

Take relaxation to the next level with the wide variety of saunas at Széchenyi Baths. One can choose from options like Finnish sauna, Vulkanic sauna, Aroma sauna, and Light sauna. Starting from the Aroma sauna and Light sauna at 122°F, the Finnish sauna's temperatures soar up to a sweltering 212°F.

Medicinal Waters of Széchenyi Baths

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Széchenyi Baths have a lot more to offer than just relaxing thermal baths. The healing properties of the water that feeds its many indoor and outdoor pools make taking a dip in these baths even more rewarding.

Széchenyi Bath’s water comes from the well of Szent Istvan, a natural hot water spring that contains various valuable minerals, like sulfite, sodium, calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, fluoride, and metaboric acid. This spring well was first opened in 1938. Thermal water has medicinal properties and is utilized for aqua therapy as well.

There are several aqua and drinking therapies attached to the medicinal waters. However, not everyone benefits from drinking these medicinal waters. It is important to get a correct diagnosis before drinking the thermal waters.

Pools at Széchenyi Baths

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Swimming Pool

What could be better than doing laps and playing water sports in a 50-meter swimming pool right under the sky? The swimming pool maintains a temperature ranging from 78.8°F-82.4°F.

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Outdoor Thermal Pool

Kick back and relax in the cozy outdoor thermal pool of Széchenyi Baths. The water temperature in this pool is maintained at a toasty 100.4°F even during winters.

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Leisure Pool

Indulge in a luxurious bath with a picturesque setting in the lavish outdoor leisure pool of Széchenyi Baths. The water temperatures of this pool range from 86°F to 93.2°F.

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Indoor Medical Pool

The indoor medical pool is great for the recovery and prevention of various body ailments. The recommended bathing time at this pool is 20 minutes. The water temperatures here range from 82.4°F to 104°F.

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Plunge Pool

Treat yourself and your muscles to some much-needed rest and relaxation in the plunge pools of Széchenyi Baths. The water temperatures here range from 64.4°F to 104°F.

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Indoor Pools

Széchenyi Baths are the largest thermal bath complex in Europe. There are 15 indoor pools on its premises. All the thermal baths inside have varying temperatures. The thermal bathwater used in the pools is said to be medicinal and healing in nature, with valuable minerals that help alleviate aches and numerous diseases.

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Massage Therapies

Take relaxation to the next level with the various massage therapies offered at Széchenyi Baths. Once you're done soaking in the warm thermal waters, choose from a range of refreshing, aromatic, and luxurious massages. The combination of a thermal bath and massage therapy is sure to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

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Outdoor Pools

Along with the 15 indoor pools, there are also 3 beautiful outdoor pools present. Experience breathtaking views as you enjoy a warm and cozy soak in one of the outdoor thermal pools. There is also a pool with a jacuzzi and whirlpools. You can even head to the outdoor swimming pool that is 50 meters in length, meant exclusively for water sports and swimming.

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The Palm House

From the moment you walk inside the Palm house, you will feel world’s away from the vibe in the pools and baths downstairs. The relaxing atmosphere of this exotic oasis-like spa is created by exotic plants, soothing palm trees, and a glass rooftop. Head to the Palm House for some of the most relaxing spa treatments.

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Other Services at Széchenyi Baths

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  • Széchenyi Baths house a modest café that serves affordable snacks, meals, and drinks.
  • Enhance your spa experience by treating your feet to a classic pedicure.
  • There are regular chess games that take place in the thermal baths that one can partake in.
  • The bath complex also offers Aqua Fitness Classes and various sports facilities.
  • Széchenyi Baths also have sundecks where you can hire a sunbed for sunbathing right beside the outdoor pools.
  • You can also go in for drink therapy and balneotherapy at Széchenyi Baths.
  • The spa also offers the option of choosing a private tub bath for just you and no one else.
  • Not in the mood for taking a dip? The spa also offers short 15 minute guided tours of the enormous bath complex.

Aqua Motifs in Széchenyi Baths' Architecture

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Széchenyi Baths display a beautiful blend of Neo-Baroque and Neo-Renaissance architectural styles. There are abundant water metaphors and allegories at display that go wonderfully well with the water theme of the thermal bath complex.

You can find many statues of water gods and goddesses and aqua motifs depicting the intrinsic relationship between humans, water, and the many ways in which water is useful to us, such as drinking, irrigation, and so on. There are also fantastically detailed mosaics, lampposts, and walls depicting water creatures, mermaids, swans, and fish. One such mosaic that stands out is the Cupola Mosaic in the Cupola Room that displays the Sun God Helios in the center with all the zodiac signs surrounding him. There are also mosaics of ancient water scenes from Greece, Egypt, Rome, and the East.

Frequently Asked Questions About Széchenyi Bath Tickets

Q. Where can I book my Széchenyi Bath tickets?

A. You can easily book your Széchenyi Bath tickets online. Visit here to book your tickets.

Q. What are Széchenyi Baths?

A. Széchenyi thermal bath, with its 15 indoor and 3 outdoor baths, is the largest thermal bath in Europe.

Q. Why are Széchenyi Baths famous?

A. Széchenyi Baths are known for being the largest thermal bath complex in Europe. There are 18 pools and the thermal bath waters have medicinal properties.

Q. Are Széchenyi Baths the largest thermal bath complex in Europe?

A. Yes, Széchenyi Baths is the largest thermal bath complex in Europe. It has 15 indoor and 3 outdoor pools.

Q. Do the Széchenyi Bath waters have medicinal properties?

A. Yes, the Széchenyi Bath waters have medicinal properties. The baths are fed by mineral-rich water from natural hot springs that make the thermal waters medicinal in nature.

Q. Is it safe to visit Széchenyi Baths after Covid-19?

A. There are many safety protocols in place to ensure maximum safety while you visit Széchenyi Baths. You are required to present your vaccination certificate or Covid pass.

Q. What is the best time to visit Széchenyi Baths?

A. Széchenyi Baths tend to get very crowded, even during the weekdays. It is recommended that you come in early in the morning to be able to enjoy the warm waters in lesser crowds.

Q. Can I store my belongings somewhere safe in Széchenyi Baths?

A. Rest assured, the purchase of a ticket to the Széchenyi Baths comes with access to either a locker or a cabin to store your belongings. Book your Széchenyi Bath tickets here.

Q. What do I need to bring when I visit Széchenyi Baths?

A. Although there are shops at Széchenyi Baths that let you rent/buy swimwear, it is best to carry a pair of flip-flops, swimwear, a towel, and a swim cap while visiting Budapest Baths. Carry bathing essentials like soap and shampoo as well.