After being built in 1913, the Szechenyi Baths in Budapest became a popular year-round destination for tourists seeking relaxation, recreation, and even love. To this day, these pools remain the most extensive medical baths in all of Europe.
The pools and bathhouses are in City Park and have a lot of charm and attraction. Their bright yellow paint stands out among other buildings, and the brilliant crystal-clear blue waters are an iconic part of the metropolis.
All pool visitors must wear proper swimming clothes; this is not a clothing-optional aquatic area. Towels, robes, swimsuits, and trunks may all be rented on the premises.
Compared to many other spas, Szechenyi’s entrance charge is relatively affordable, and there are specials for the early morning and late night. The entrance fee covers using the inside facilities (such as the sauna) and the outdoor pools.
Mineral Hot Springs Pools
This lovely thermal spa complex has undergone continuous renovation and expansion throughout the years. A total of fifteen indoor and three outdoor pools of varying temperatures may be found in the modern Szechenyi Bath. Water
temperature at the therapeutic natural hot spring source is between 74 and 77 °C (165 and 171 °F), and it contains beneficial minerals, including calcium, hydrogen carbonate, and magnesium. Many times it is used to treat diseases that cause inflammation and joint problems.
Men and women used to use separate bathing facilities, but this is no longer the case. Bathing caps and flip flops are required in the outdoor cold pools but not in any of the Szechenyi bath’s hot tubs.
Locals enjoy unwinding with a game of chess in one of the three outdoor pools. Many visitors to the Szechenyi Baths enjoy a refreshing beer after a relaxing bath in hot water since alcoholic beverages are permitted on the property.
The Szechenyi Spa is at its peak in the morning, and the outdoor area has a peaceful vibe. By midday, there are already quite a few people around. During the summer, the thermal spa becomes the place to go if you like mingling and having a good time. Big pool parties often occur at the baths on Saturdays throughout the summer.
The on-site spa offers a wide range of services in addition to soaking, such as ten saunas and steam rooms, massages, facials, and more. A beer spa is a nice bonus that’s tucked away in the depths of the building.
You may unwind by yourself or with a partner in the “Thermal Beer Spa” of the Szechenyi spa, which has a therapeutic blend of beer bath salts, yeast, hops, and medicinal water. Massages are available if you’re looking to decompress more, as well as pedicures and other self-care services.
Address: Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary
Phone: +36 1 363 3210