"City of Baths"

Széchenyi Bath

Wellness package

Gellért Bath

Wellness package

Rudas Bath

Wellness package

Margaret Island

Wellness package

Budapest is the largest Spa city in the world which has a number of great baths, spas and outdoor pools worth visiting. Thanks to a unique geological feature, Budapest 'sits' on over 120 hot springs that feed the city's famous bathhouses. Our Capital earned the title 'City of Baths' in 1934, but its rich spa heritage dates back to prehistoric times.

Many of the thermal baths in Budapest are century old, most importantly the Turkish baths, like the Kiraly Bath, Rudas Bath or Veli Bej Bath (the former Kaiser Bath or Császárfürdő). Interestingly enough, the most popular bath complex in Budapest, Szechenyi Baths and Pool, was only opened at the end of the 19th century (in a makeshift house, later on transformed into a beautiful palace).

Another Budapest bath, which is architecturally equally stunning, or maybe more, is the Art Nouveau spa baths complex, the Gellert Baths at the foot of the Gellert Hill. Needless to say, the Turkish baths are unique with their original octagonal Turkish pools covered with mysterious domes with colourful glasses.

Mixed (co-ed) or Segregated Baths

These days most of the thermal baths

  • are fully mixed (co-ed) in Budapest, like Szechenyi Baths, Gellert Spa, Lukacs Baths or Veli Bej Baths (or very recently Kiraly Baths, the first Turkish baths built in Budapest),

  • While other famous spa baths are segregated on certain days or most of the week, like Rudas Baths (which is co-ed at weekends). In Rudas Baths women only bath days in Rudas Bath: Tuesday. Men only days in Rudas Bath: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Mixed on certain days – both women and men can swim and soak at the same time at weekends.

Széchenyi Thermal Bath

One of the largest spa complexes in Europe. It’s also the first thermal bath of Pest. Its thermal springs were discovered in 1879; they are the deepest and hottest (74 – 75 C.) thermal wells in the capital. It owes its existence to Vilmos Zsigmondy, a mining engineer. On his initiative, successful deep borings had been performed in the City Park, where later, in 1881 already an “Artesian bath” was in operation.

The neo – Baroque baths were built in1913, the swimming pool in 1927. In the middle of the 1960s, further transformations took place, including the creation of a group thermal section in bathing suits as well as a daytime outpatient hospital (complex physiotherapy department).

This medicinal water is distributed between 12 indoor and 3 outdoor pools of various temperatures for visitors to enjoy. Even during cold winter evenings this thermal water is hot enough to soak in and relax under a starry sky.

The reconstruction of the pools of the swimming section, their equipment with water filtering and circulation devices was completed in 1999. The so-called fancy bath includes a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence production, neck shower, water beam back massage installed in the sitting banks and many other services.

Széchenyi Bath won the ‘International thermal medical bath of the year’ award at the International Medical Travel Journal’s gala dedicated to medical tourism awards in 2016.

The water supply for the bath is provided by the Saint Stephen Well Nr.II commissioned in 1938. It is a hot-spring water with calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, also containing sodium and sulphate, with a significant content in fluoride and metabolic acid. 

The water of the drinking well is healing water with calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, chloride, sulphate, also containing alcalics and a substantial amount of fluoride.

Medical Services
Drink therapy * Balneotherapy * Private tub-bath * Mud treatment * Weight bath * Carbon-dioxide bath * Medical massage * Underwater jet massage * Underwater curative gymnastics * Complex balneotherapy treatment * Swedish Massage * Aromatherapy massage

Therapeutic suggestions
degenerative joint diseases * chronic and sub-acute arthritis * orthopaedic and post-accident treatments

Medical treatments only with doctor’s recommendation
Mud treatment * Weight bath * Carbon-dioxide bath * Medical massage * Underwater jet massage * Underwater curative gymnastics * Complex balneotherapy treatment

Healthcare services
thermal bath for men * for women * steam-bath, sauna * mud-treatment (upon medical prescription) * carbon dioxide bath (upon medical prescription) * underwater water jet massage * underwater traction-bath (upon medical prescription) * electrotherapy * refreshing massage * medical massage (upon medical prescription) * foot massage * aroma massage * day-time hospital * spa physician consultation * curative gymnastics * inhalation

Therapeutic suggestions
degenerative joint diseases * spinal deformity * chronic and sub-acute arthritis * discus hernia * neuralgia * vasoconstriction * circulatory disturbances * inhalation for the chronic diseases of respiratory organs

Drink diets
chronic gastric catarrh * gastric ulcer * intestinal catarrh * overproduction of gastric acid * chronic inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney and of the urine paths * certain forms of renal stone illnesses * chronic catarrh of the inhaling organs * influencing disturbances of metabolism linked to gout * in case of certain illnesses of the gall-bladder and the gall paths * for enhancing gall-discharge

Therapeutic suggestions
degenerative joint diseases * chronic and sub-acute arthritis * orthopaedic and post-accident treatments

Thermal section
11 thermal water pool (indoors) 28 °C – 40 °C * 1 cooling pool (indoors) 20 °C * 1 immersion pools(indoors) 18 °C

Swimming pool
1 swimming pool, 50 meter long (outdoors) 26 °C – 28 °C * 1 activity pool (outdoors) 30 °C – 34 °C * 1 thermal water pool (outdoors) 38 °C * 2 immersion pools (indoors) 18 °C

Day care hospital
1 preparatory pool (indoors) 30 °C * 1 learning pool (indoors) 30 °C * 1 underwater traction pool (indoors) 34 °C

Gellért Thermal Bath

One of most popular baths for tourists visiting Budapest. We find records about the “miraculous” springs spurting up on the territory of the Bath from as early a date as the 15th century. These springs were later favoured by the Turks as well, as they were larger and hotter than the Buda baths of the period.

In the 17th century, the site was named Sárosfürdő (Mud bath) because of the fine spring silt that was pushed up together with the spring water and settled at the bottom of the pools.

The spa is built in a secession style and decorated with a wealth of original Art Nouveau furnishings, artistic mosaics, stained glass windows and sculptures, although the interior of the hotel built alongside has lost many of these fittings over the years.

In Gellért baths complex you will find a labyrinth of thermal medicinal baths, a pool for mixed bathing, a nice outdoor heated pool for swimming and a 36 degree heated spa pool, steam rooms and Finish sauna. It has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, children’s pool, thermal baths, steam bath, saunas, and offers various massages, and curative services.

The St. Gellért Bath opened its doors in the year 1918, but it offers quality services nowadays, as well, where almost all the health service is available. The bath is developing its services continuously according to the visitors' needs; so many new services are being introduced. Mixed bathing during all week long both thermal departments of the Gellért Bath can be visited by both men and women during all week long. So we can offer opportunity for ladies, as well, to relax and cure in the beautiful milieu of the male thermal department.

Water supply to the Bath is ensured by the spring accesses established inside the Gellért hill. The water is hot spring water with calcium, magnesium and hydrogen-carbonate as well as sulphate-chloride, also containing sodium and with a significant content of fluoride ions.

Healthcare services
thermal bath * steam-bath and sauna * mud-treatment – carbondioxide bath * underwater water jet massage * underwater traction-bath * electrotherapy * refreshing massage * medical massage * foot massage * aroma massage * day-time hospital * spa physician consultation * curative gymnastics * inhalation

Therapeutic suggestions
degenerative joint diseases  * spinal deformity * chronic and sub-acute arthritis * discus hernia * neuralgia * vasoconstriction * circulatory disturbances * Inhalation for the chronic diseases of respiratory organs Wellness services * hot stone massage * classic thai massage * manager massage * Hydrus package * spa therapy (1 week) * full spa therapy for 1 or 2 * weeks special therapy for 1 or 2 weeks * Private bathing * VIP massage

Wellness services
hot stone massage * classic thai massage * manager massage * Hydrus package * spa therapy (1 week) * full spa therapy for 1 or 2 * weeks special therapy for 1 or 2 weeks * Private bathing * VIP massage

Beauty treatments
Facial treatments: facial cleaning 60minutes (adult): peeling, softening and nourishing massages, steam, extraction mask * 50minutes (student): peeling, steam, extraction, mask Anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle treatment * Eye care * Moisturizing – with radiofrequency, interference, ultrasound devices with personalized active ingredients * Neck and decoltage treatment *  Radiofrequency, interference * Body treatments * cellulite, fat burning treatments with radiofrequency, interference, magnetiser machines * Relaxing treatments with magnetiser machine * Waxing * Dying – eyelashes, eyebrows * Massage which detoxifies Active ingredients: 100% natural ingredients

Private bathing – You can make use of the private thermal bathing possibility. In a separated room private bath for 2 persons in a recently renovated thermal pool with sauna, including champagne and fruits and sauna. Duration: 2 hours

VIP aroma or thermal massage – A new massage room was inaugurated on the first floor of Gellért Bath where we can guarantee massages for our guests in an exclusive ambiance. The special 50-60-70 minute therapy refreshes the muscles, the skin and the circulation, eases the effects of daily stress, as massage is one of the oldest and most pleasant, natural way to prevent and cure diseases.

Thermal section
8 thermal bath 35 °C – 40 °C

Outdoor 2 pools
Wave pool 26 °C            water surface area 500nm      water depth 0,40-2,75 m
Adventure pool 36 °C   water surface area   94nm      water depth 1 m

Effervescent bath section (2 pools)
Whirlpool 27 °C            water surface area 246nm      water depth 0,8-2 m
Sitting pool 36 °C         water surface area   60nm      water depth 1,5 m

Rudas Thermal Bath

Rudas Bath is probably the most popular medieval Turkish bath in Budapest, which is found a few steps in front of the rocks of Gellért-hegy. Bath was built in 1550, and then reconstructed by Pasha Sokoli Mustafa in 1566. Some of the Turkish-period features are still used today: the octagonal pool, the four small corner pools, each with water of a different temperature, and the characteristic Turkish dome.

You can take a Turkish bath as a steam bath too, as Rudas Bath offers a complex bath and wellness experience, including a hamam (Turkish sauna) as well as an ilidza (Turkish “Ilica” for warm thermal spring). In its drinking hall, the water of the springs Hungária, Attila and Juventus can be consumed for the purposes of a drinking cure.

In the bath, there is a daytime outpatient hospital operating with a complex physiotherapy department. It offers 6 pools with varying water temperatures from cool to hot. There’s also a swimming pool. In 2014 the brand-newing of the Rudas Bath was inaugurated, complete with a restaurant, a rooftop Jacuzzi and a bar.

Until 2005, Rudas bathhouse was exclusively for men use only. But in 2006 women got their right and were allowed to enjoy bathing facilities as well, so Tuesdays became women-only day. The rest of week days remain men-only days and weekends are open for both sexes. Rudas is open at night every Friday and Saturday.

Radio-active hot spring water with calcium-magnesium-hydrogen-carbonate also containing sodium and sulphate and with a significant content of fluoride ions.

Therapeutic suggestions
degenerative joint diseases * chronic and sub-acute arthritis * discus hernia * neuralgia

New wellness section & Services
* 4 pools in the new section, with special 42°C thermal pool and a 11°C plunge pool.
* On the first floor you can have dinner or snack at the Rudas Restaurant & Bar.
* The restaurant is available from the street, as well.  
* From the rooftop sun terrace you can admire the beautiful panorama of the Danube river sitting in rooftop pool.

Services of bath
6 thermal baths * swimming pool * complex balneotherapy treatment * tub bath (with curative water) * underwater waterjet massage * medical massage * deep nourishing massage * skin firming massage * water massage * aromatherapy massage in the steam unit of the bath * saunas * dry and steam-bath * drink diets

Swimming pool
1 swimming pool 29 °C                       water surface area 278nm

Steam pool section
the largest pool (indoor) 36 °C         water depth 96,5 nm
4 pools (indoors) 28-30-33-42 °C     water depth 9 nm
1 pools (indoor) 16 °C                          water depth 4,5 nm

Margaret Island, "The Spa Island of Budapest”

Located between Margaret Bridge and Árpád Bridge stretching 2.5 kilometers long and up to 500 meters wide, and surrounded by ancient trees and historical ruins. Experience the power of nature on tranquil Margaret Island, located just 10 minutes from the city centre. Margaret Island has remained the huge park of the capital with a fascinating atmosphere which is made even more special by sacral mementos from the Middle age, by alleys and by smaller lakes.

The UNESCO-listed Water Tower is more than 100 years old, and is one of Budapest’s iconic sights. Further places of interest include musical fountains, the Palatinus Beach and the Alfréd Hajós National Sports Swimming Stadium.

Can be found 2 nice four stars hotels on the island, channel old-style charm. The thermal spa facilities can be used by guests of both hotels: fantastic pools and thermal baths filled with the natural, mineral-rich, healing waters of Budapest. The natural, thermal water was originally brought to the surface in 1886. It enters the spa at a temperature of 70°C but is then cooled to 34°C, 36°C and 40°C while retaining its unique, curative ingredients.

The thermal water on Margaret Island

is famous for its healing effects on conditions such as joint and muscle problems, certain degenerative nerve conditions, certain circulation disorders, and many other complaints. Relaxing in the thermal water is also a perfect way to unwind and release the stress and tension of modern life.

Therapeutic services
Diagnostic section * Balneo- and hydrotherapy * Physiotherapy * Electrotherapy * Cardio Centrum: cardiology examinations and related services * VitalCenter Dental Clinic: dental treatments and services * Aura International Cosmetic Surgery * Focus Medical Laser Eye Clinic

Medival Spa services
Therapy centre * Kneipp therapy centre * Salt cave * Cardio centre * Laser eye clinic * Dental clinic

SPA and Wellness services
Indoor and outdoor pools * adventure pool * Jacuzzi *Thermal bath * Therapeutic exercise thermal bath, sauna, steam room, aroma cabin, sun terrace, solarium, infra-sauna * Wellness Centre: wellness massages, wellness baths.* Emporium Hair and Beauty. Cosmetic surgery.

Bath Units of Margaret Island

Indoor and outdoor pools * adventure pool  * Jacuzzi * Thermal bath * Therapeutic exercise thermal bath * sauna * steam room * aroma cabin * sun terrace * solarium * infra-sauna * Wellness Centre: wellness massages* wellness baths

Get a little taste of the most popular thermal baths in Hungary visited by tourists by watching these videos below.

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