Thermal Baths

Budapest health spas

Budapest holds the title “City of Spas” since the year 1934, as it has more thermal and medicinal water springs than any other capital city in the world. There are 118 springs in Budapest, providing over 70 million liters of thermal water a day. The temperature of the waters is between 21 and 78 Celsius.

Budapest’s thermal waters were enjoyed by the Romans as early as the 2nd century, but it was only during the Turkish occupation of Hungary in the 16th century that the bath culture really started flourishing.

Today, there are 15 public thermal baths in Budapest, not counting the private thermal spas established in some luxury hotels, such as the Ramada Plaza, Thermal Hotel Margitsziget and the Corinthia Royal, which have their own spas.

The spa at the Hotel Gellért is a public bath. Some of the baths arrange special programs. The Rudas Bath, built in the 1500-s, gives home to regular night parties on Friday and Saturday nights, with great music and special light effects.

These are very popular with young people from all over the world. Others, such as the Palatinus Bath on Margaret Island, have special pools for children with special effects (whirlpool, wave-pool, water-chutes).
Most recommended Spas:

Gellért Bath
Address: 1118 Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4
Phone number: 00 36 1 466 6166
Opening hours: everyday: a.m. 6.00- p.m. 8.00
Daily tickets from 5 300 Ft

Széchenyi Bath
Address: 1146 Budapest, Állatkerti körút 11.
Phone number: 0036 1 363 3210
Opening hours: everyday: a.m. 6.00- p.m. 10.00
Daily tickets from 4 900 Ft

Rudas Bath
Address: 1113 Budapest, Döbrentei tér 9.
Phone number: +36-1-356-1322
Opening hours: from Sunday to Thursday: am 6.00- 10. pm, Friday and Saturday: from 6.00 am to 4.00 am
Daily tickets from 3 100 Ft

Lukács Bath
Address: 1026 Budapest, Frankel Leó út 25-29.
Phone number: +36-1-326-1695
Opening hours: everyday 6.00-20.00
Prices: from 2 200 HUF/person

Király Bath
Address: 1027 Budapest, Fő u. 84.
Phone number: +36-1-202-3688
Opening hours: Every day: 09:00 a.m.-09:00 p.m.
Daily ticket from 2 700 Ft