Szechenyi Baths

Szechenyi Spa Baths Outdoor Pools

Szechenyi Spa Baths in Budapest is one of the best and largest spa baths in Europe with its 15 indoor baths and 3 grand outdoor pools. Come and visit our beloved baths.

BATHS Reopens – Tickets on the spot only

Kindly note that the thermal baths of Szechenyi Baths re-opened on July 1st 2020.  Tickets can be purchased on the spot. No pre-booking for services is available at this time. Modified opening hours: Monday – Sunday 9 am to 7 pm.

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Szechenyi Baths & Pool: Fun Place, Fine Palace

Szechenyi Baths (built in 1913) is the most visited and much praised attraction in Budapest: relaxing, fun, affordable and, at night, romantic. In addition to the marvellous medicinal natural hot spring waters in the 18 pools, there are 10 saunas / steam cabins, several massage therapies, facial treatments, and more.

Szechenyi Baths outdoor pools - photo by Alvaro Jenik
Szechenyi Baths outdoor pools – Alvaro Jenik Photography

Szechenyi Spa Baths is in the biggest green park of Budapest, in the City Park, close to a bunch of Budapest attractions. The  Neo-baroque palace was specifically built for hosting Szechenyi Baths as Hungary has been the country of baths (and Budapest the City of Baths) for many centuries: starting with the Roman settlers who built the first spa baths, through the 16th century Turkish occupiers who built many of the famous and revived Turkish baths in Budapest to the 19-20th century natural medical trends that promote aqua therapies and their deeply beneficial effects. The beautiful building of the spa baths is the design of Gyozo Czigler (Győző Czigler) who started to build Szechenyi Furdo in May 1909.

Come and enjoy your time in Budapest in Szechenyi Spa Baths, in a beautiful, richly decorated palace. The perfect place to chill out, to get to know locals, make business deals and fall in love.

Szechenyi Spa Baths on Budapest Tourist Map


  1. Hey, is there a party on Saturday September 15, and do I have to buy tickets in advance for parties and spa?

  2. I made a booking for myself around 8pm last night for today, 17th August 2018, however I still have not received confirmation of my booking but the money has been taken from my bank account.

    How do I get my ticket for today?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Michael,

      thank you for contacting us.
      I would like to confirm that we have received your booking, and the confirmation email has automatically been sent to your given email address.
      I have now forwarded it from our backup email address.
      Please check the junk/spam folder of your mailbox too.
      Could you please let us know if you have received it?

      Thank you for your kind cooperation.

  3. Hi. Can children bathe? If so how much? How much for adults?
    Thank you.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Clare,

      thank you for your comment.

      Children & babies who are not dry and clean yet (being potty trained) are not allowed in the pools, not even with a swimming nappy. This usually applies to children under 3 years of age. Babies and toddlers can come with you to the bath, and stay outside the pool area.

      As most of the outdoor and indoor pools and baths at Szechenyi Baths are more than 33 degrees Celsius, which means increased stress for the cardiovascular system of kids, whose body is not fully developed yet to be able to cope with the heat of the bath waters.

      For kids under 14 the pools are not recommended.

      There are no special prices for children or student in Szechenyi Baths, as the whole bath complex was, and is still aimed at adult bathers.

      More on the topic:

      I hope I could be of help.

  4. My friends and I were very excited to visit the Széchenyi bathes, as we heard it was a must see. The bathes are great! Except for our Muslim friend… The friend with us was of the Muslim faith and as such must wear a full body swim suit as per her religion. They sold us the tickets just fine and we went in. But immediately we noticed three of the “lifeguards” were following us around. As soon as our Muslim friend tried to get into on of the thermal pools she was whistled out and told she either needed to change into something that did not cover so much or leave. Obviously, she couldn’t change because it would go against her faith so we al decided to leave. When attempting to get her a refund (not all of us, just her because why should she have to pay when she can’t go in the pools) we were told she couldn’t have a refund even though she wasn’t allowed in the pools at all. The woman at the ticket desk even started yelling at her because “she wasn’t the one to sell us the ticket so we needed to ask someone else” (although the man who sold us the tickets was gone). We talked to several managers and were basically told the same thing, one even said and I quote “you have to follow the ‘culture’ of the bathhouse like we follow the culture of your country.” They refused to understand it had nothing to do with her culture, but her religion. The only staff that were nice and understanding of the situation were the ones who didnt have power over the situation. The thing that bothered me the most was one piece suit were allowed, I was wearing one, it was simply an issue of length which really leaves a sour taste in my mouth because it really targets a very niche group of people…

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Alexandra,

      we are very sorry to hear about your complaint.
      We have already replied to the email of your friend and asked for patience.

      The email has already been forwarded to the management of the spa, as defining the dress code is not our decision. Please bear with us until we receive their reply regarding your case.

      However, let me please point out the following on our website:

      Please kindly note that swimming suits covering the full body (e.g. burkini) is unfortunately not accepted in Szechenyi Baths. Thank you for your understanding.

      We will get back to your friend asap.

  5. What are tge opening hours on Sep 278, 29 & 30?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Karen,
      the opening hours of Szechenyi Baths are:
      6am – 10pm

      Check-in with online fast track tickets:
      9am – 6pm

  6. Hi My transaction id is ‘9YU949736A384551B’. I HAVE MADE a booking, however not received an email confirmation for the tickets. Kindly resend the tickets.

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