Thermal baths, wellness and spa
In Budapest city - in a unique way in the world – we have 123 thermal springs. These sources provide 70 million liters (!) of warm and lukewarm waters, which are rich in various minerals. This water is primarily used in thermal spas, but is also used in bottled form, and we can drink it from the tap.
The diversity of the content and options provide extension of already initiated programs to wellness lovers, so they can test different new treatments and exercises. For the good mood definitely one needs a lot of swimming, than shorter or longer relaxation in one of the hot thermal pools. And let's not forget, in most spas and pools we can find a whole variety of additional wellness services. In many thermal baths in Budapest, next to a swimming pool (with swimming temperature water) - especially in the summer season - there are various other options: relaxing in the thermal hot water, enjoying nature, all-day offer of refreshments, massages and facial and body treatments.
Gellért Bath - art treasures in the pool
Baths from 1918 awaits its guests in tarnished building, built in the Art Nouveau style. Beautiful interiors, elegance and a wide range of services…authentic furniture, colorful mosaics, marble columns ... provide a complete artistic experience.
Address: XI., Kelenhegyi út 4.
Tel: +36 1 466-6166
Opening hours: Mon-Su: 6-20
Tickets: 2700-4050 Ft
Széchenyi Baths - intense social life
The most intense social life takes place in one of the largest spas of Europe, in "Szécsényi". Sitting quietly in a cloud of steam and just listening to the conversations of visitors, we learn more about public life, than from newspapers. The friendly atmosphere of the swimming and sweating, gossiping beneath the jet, which massages the neck and back, but even the opening at six in the morning - are all attractions of this place.
Address: XIV., Állatkerti körút 11
Tel: +36 1 363-3210
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 6-22
Tickets: 3100-3650 Ft
Rác Bath - renovated patina
In a special surrounding, between Gellért hill and Taban, a complex of Thermal spa called Rác is laying. It is being reconstructed according to the plans of 2011 and it expects again its clientele. After the renovation not only the Spa will shine in its old beauty, but there will be some significant increases: a new luxury hotel and several restaurants.
Address: I., in Hadnagy 8-10.
Király Bath - medieval relaxation
They started the construction of this ‘hamam’ already in the period of Ottoman rule, back in 1565. The thermal water is pumped from the nearby Lukács spa. One of the pools and is still nowadays in a medieval hall with an antique dome, so the visitor can fully enjoy the authentic historical atmosphere.
Address: II. Fő út 84.
Tel: +36 1 202-3688
Opening hours: Men's days: U, T, S, Women's days: Po, U, together: Sat, Sun. Thu, Fri: 8-20 and U, Th, F, Sat: 10-22
Tickets: 2200 Ft
Lukács Bath - at the request of healed
While walking the cobblestoned Buda streets, you will arrive to Lukács baths. There, already in the reception hall, hundreds of marble boards with praise of those cured ones will welcome you. Lukács has a special clientele, is a favorite place of famous artists, politicians and public figures.
Address: II. Frankel Leó u. 25-29.
Tel: +36 1 326-1695
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 6-20
Tickets: 1300-3000 Ft
Rudas Bath - Relaxation from the Ottoman era
Strong steam and pools with special temperature are there to relax the visitor and enable an absolute comfortable feeling, but also to allow the extraordinary experience of swimming. Rudas Thermals, which are older than 500 years, until 2005 were receiving only male attendees. As for women or men - both, swimming suit or trunks are optional, because they come on different days! By purchasing your ticket you’ll get a canvas sheet. The first Cinetrip-event held took place here, so soon after it became a new Budapest attraction. On this occasion, pools are occupied by DJs, VJs and the young people who are having fun.
Address: I. Döbrentei tér 9.
Tel: +36 1 356-1010
Opening hours: Men's days: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Women's day: Tue, Su-Ne and Pe-Su: 22-04: mixed. Swimming: Mon-Sat: 6-18, Fri-Sun: 6-20. Steam bath: Po-Ne 6-20
Tickets: 2800-3300 Ft
Aquaworld Budapest contains everything that a child can only dream of. Since this is a covered area, throughout the year, all the services can be used. A variety of services are, among other things: 11 slides, 17 pools (in one you may even surf!), jumping tower from a height of three meters, sauna and wellness center. No difference in ticket prices on weekdays and weekends, and even adults are recommended to, at least once, try the slides of 17 meters height.
Address: IV., Íves út 16.
Tel: +36 1 231-3760
Opening hours: H-V: 6-22
Tickets: 1200-4900 Ft
Healing Drinking Waters
A glass of water from any natural healing spring certainly feels good. In Szécsényi, Rudas and Lukács there are rooms for water drinking, and in front of Gellért an external source provides refreshment to the thirsty people. The best known water with healing effect is ‘Paradi’ and ‘Salvus’, and can be purchased in pharmacies and in larger stores.
It is good to know that Budapest has excellent drinking water against thirst, and its categorization among European urban waters keeps a very good position.