Budapest Thermal Baths
The Széchenyi Bath is largest thermal spring bath complex not only in Budapest, in but Europe as well. It’s also the first thermal bath of Pest.
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.
Its thermal spring is one of the deepest and warmest in the city. The bath is situated in the City park, opposite of the City Circus and it can be reached by subway line No. 1 (station of the same name: Széchenyi fürdő).
Ticket price: 4.800 HUF
+ Massage: + 4.500 HUF
Since its building in 1918, the Gellért Spa was one of the most prestigious thermal baths on the Buda side of the city. Gellért spa is famous for its main hall with gallery and glass roof, built in the Art-Nouveau style, sparkling bath and open-air pool with artificial waves. The bath is decorated with numerous Art-Nouveau furnishings, artistic mosaics and sculptures.
The earliest remaining records about the “magical healing spring” are from the 15th century. Later the Turkish favorised this spring, because it was warmer and larger than any other springs in Buda. In the 17th century the bath was called the “muddy” bath, due to the fine layer of mineral mud consolidated on the bottom of the pools.
The current bath complex and hotel was opened in 1918, and was expanded in 1927 and 1934 with artificial wave pool, and with bubble bath.
Today its working also as a medical bath, with wide variety of services, including even an inhalatorium.
Ticket price: 5.500 HUF
+ Massage: + 4.700 HUF