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.

Pre-book to secure your Ticket – Mon – Sun 9 am – 7 pm

(optional add on insurance for €5 with 24h cancellation)

Covid passports are required, masks are compulsory from Nov 1, 2021.

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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

5,659 comments

  1. Hi, I am planning to visit at the end of January 2022. I have a full Covid passport with two vaccines however my partner has not had the vaccines. She does have proof of antibody documents as she has recently had Covid and is since testing negative (28 days since negative results)

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Tylor,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.
      Currently only visitors who have valid proof of vaccination OR immunity are allowed to enter the baths: based on your information it seems that you would both be allowed to enter as long as your documents are official and valid (official antibody tests are accepted by the baths as attestation of immunity, which is great to be complemented by the recent negative PCR test. Kindly note that a valid photo ID is also needed that matches the vaccination/ immunity data on your digital or printed documents.
      Have a great winter holiday in Budapest!

  2. Hello,
    I will be visiting Budapest 14-16 Jan 2022. I was wondering what the best times to go to the baths would be? Also what are the temperature of the various pools? We are booth fully vaccinated (with booster), but my wife will be about 28 weeks pregnant. I know she should not use pools with jets or too hot, so I just want to make sure it’s worth it to come to the baths.
    Thank you!
    -Alex

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Alex,

      Thank you for contacting us.
      The most ideal times are usually around 10 am to enter, but January is normally quieter after the mass popularity of the end of December, so timing should be more flexible and visitor friendly for the afternoon.
      For your wife, we kindly suggest a consultation with the OBGYN as each pregnancy is different.
      Some pools are warmers, over 33 degrees Celsius, others are around mid 20s or lower 20s. There are 15 pools of various sizes and temperatures, each showing the given temperature by the pool.

      Have a great January holiday in Budapest!

      • Hi, are you accepting Australian covid travel passports?
        Thanks

        • Szechenyi Spa Baths

          Hi Ellie,
          Thank you for contacting us.

          If you have an Australian Covid passport proving 1 or 2 jabs of the vaccination (if it is valid and has not expired) it will be accepted.
          In early 2022 only visitors who have valid proof of vaccination (Covid passport) OR immunity (proof of antibodies) are allowed to enter the baths, as long as your documents are official and valid (official antibody tests are accepted by the baths as attestation of immunity), great to be complemented by the recent negative PCR test for enhanced safety.
          Kindly note that a valid photo ID is also needed that matches the vaccination/ immunity data on your digital or printed documents.
          Have a great winter break in Budapest!

  3. Hello. We will visit the city 13-16 Jan 2022. My boyfriend is vaccinated and I will PCR test or antigen test. Do you accept PCR or antigen test for entrance?

    • and do we need to book online or since you wrote that in January in peacetime, we can buy a ticket on the spot?
      Thank you!

      • Szechenyi Spa Baths

        Hello Tira,
        Thank you for contacting us.

        If you’d prefer to buy your bath entry at the cashier it is also an option. Kindly make sure to have Hungarian forint if you wish to pay in cash (there are quite a few exchange bureaus in the city centre, offering better deals than airport bureaus). January is indeed more relaxed in general than the super busy December month.

        Covid safety regulations:
        If you have a Covid passport proving 1 or 2 jabs of the vaccination (if it is valid and has not expired) it will be accepted.
        Kindly note that a valid photo ID is also needed that matches the vaccination/ immunity data on your digital or printed documents.
        Have a great holiday in Budapest!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Tita,
      Thank you for contacting us.

      If you have a Covid passport proving 1 or 2 jabs of the vaccination (if it is valid and has not expired) it will be accepted.
      Unfortunately, PCR or antiGEN tests are not accepted without a valid official Covid passport or antiBODY certificate.

      Currently only visitors who have valid proof of vaccination (Covid passport) OR immunity (proof of antibodies) are allowed to enter the baths, as long as your documents are official and valid (official antibody tests are accepted by the baths as attestation of immunity), great to be complemented by the recent negative PCR tests or negative lateral flow tests for enhanced safety.
      Kindly note that a valid photo ID is also needed that matches the vaccination/ immunity data on your digital or printed documents.
      Have a great holiday in Budapest!

  4. Hi, are you accepting Australian vaccine passports?
    Thanks

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Ben,
      Thank you for contacting us.

      If you have a Covid passport proving 1 or 2 jabs of the vaccination (if it is valid and has not expired) it will be accepted – Australian or Canadian ones too, not only EU passports.
      Currently only visitors who have valid proof of vaccination (Covid passport) OR immunity (proof of antibodies) are allowed to enter the baths, as long as your documents are official and valid (official antibody tests are accepted by the baths as attestation of immunity), great to be complemented by the recent negative PCR test for enhanced safety.
      Kindly note that a valid photo ID is also needed that matches the vaccination/ immunity data on your digital or printed documents.
      Have a great holiday in Budapest!

  5. Hello, I am visiting at the end of January 2022.

    I am fully vaccinated but my partner is not. Can he take a PCR test to enter the baths?

    Thank you

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Kiera,
      Thank you for contacting us.

      Unfortunately, a stand alone negative PCR test is insufficient.

      If you have a Covid passport proving 1 or 2 jabs of the vaccination (if it is valid and has not expired) it will be accepted.
      Currently only visitors who have valid proof of vaccination (Covid passport) OR immunity (proof of antibodies) are allowed to enter the baths, as long as your documents are official and valid (official antibody tests are accepted by the baths as attestation of immunity), great to be complemented by the recent negative PCR test for enhanced safety.
      Kindly note that a valid photo ID is also needed that matches the vaccination/ immunity data on your digital or printed documents.
      Have a great Jan holiday in Budapest!

  6. Hey!

    Is still one vaccine enough to enter your spa?

    Thanks

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Annika,

      Thank you for contacting us.
      Yes if you have a Covid passport proving 1 jab of the vaccination (if it is valid and has not expired) it will be accepted.
      Currently only visitors who have valid proof of vaccination (Covid passport) OR immunity (proof of antibodies) are allowed to enter the baths, as long as your documents are official and valid (official antibody tests are accepted by the baths as attestation of immunity), great to be complemented by the recent negative PCR test for enhanced safety.
      Kindly note that a valid photo ID is also needed that matches the vaccination/ immunity data on your digital or printed documents.
      Have a great holiday in Budapest!

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