When you visit Budapest, especially for the first time, you know you MUST visit at least one of its thermal baths. The Pearl of the Danube has so many natural warm spring waters, that visiting a thermal bath is the reason most travellers visit the city.
The Szechenyi Bath is the biggest and of course the most famous one in Budapest. Besides that, it is one of the biggest natural hot spring spa baths in Europe.
The 18 pools are open all year long, even in the winter. The outdoor pool can reach a temperature of up to 40 degrees Celsius, which makes it a perfect choice for your winter vacation. The chess-boards on the sides of this pool, are something special and interesting to watch when everything around you is covered in snow.
What you will need with you
- Towel or bathrobe (bathrobe is a way better choice for the winter)
- Flip-flops (optional)
- Bathing suit
- A change of clothes
- Hairdryer (optional)
***You have the option to buy towels, flip flops, shampoo & bath gel from there.
Flip-flops: The floors in the spa are quite dirty, even though they are being cleaned every few minutes.
Bathrobe: If you visit during the winter and choose to go in the outdoor pool, you will freeze when you get out.
The prices are different for weekdays and weekends. You can find the whole price list here.
Bath Ticket with Locker: 19 euros
Bath Ticket with Private Cabin: 21 euros (20 euros on weekdays)
Bath Kit (towel, flip-flops, swimming cap, shampoo & bath gel, bottle of mineral water): 26 euros
Bath Towel: 13 euros
There are many parties happening in the Szechenyi Baths on Saturday nights, known as Sparties. The party combines relaxing in the hot pools while drinking and listening to the DJ´s music under an incredible light show.
More special events take place during holidays, such as New Years and Christmas. You can find more information on those events in the Spa´s official page.