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.

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  1. Hello
    I have a question that I am fully vaccinated, I got three doses but my girlfriend is not but she has confirmation from her doctor that she is risky to get vaccinated because of diseases, she can go testing of course. Is allow to enter for that exemption ?
    Thanks

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Damian,
      Thank you for contacting us.

      Unfortunately, a stand alone negative PCR test is insufficient, even if she is exempt from vaccination. Truly sorry about that, it is the policy that has been set and needs to be observed by all guests. This policy may be revised by the summer months so if your trip is scheduled later, please check back later – the policies are seasonally changing, also following global and national Covid updates.

      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 holiday in Budapest!

  2. Hello, we’re planning to come on Thursday 20th January and we’d like to have massages but I just red it’s not possible to book anymore :( and the reservation will be on the stop!
    Around what time should we come approximately to be sure to be able a massage for 2 please?

    Thank you very much ;)

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Vianney,

      If you arrive in the morning hours you can book your massage and return later on if you wish.
      But please bear in mind the following:
      – massage treatments can only be offered if you have a valid ticket to enter the baths (for the same day, booked on the spot)
      – each ticket is a single pass – you cannot use them multiple times by leaving and re-entering, only for one entry
      – once you activate the ticket you will need to stay inside the bath complex if you also wish to get your massage you paid for.

      I hope the above makes sense.
      Have a great January holiday in Budapest city!

      • Ok thank you very much for answering! Around 11am is it early enough to book massage? Thank you :)

        • Szechenyi Spa Baths

          Hello Vianney,

          You are more than welcome. :)
          It is hard to predict – on some days the massages are booked up before 10 am, on other days, there may be some more options.
          As the number of therapists is also reduced (due to self isolation) it is never a fixed state I’m afraid.

          If you can drop into the baths in the early hours (9 am) there is a higher chance. But in January it is not impossible to get a massage slot at 11 am.

  3. Hello,
    I read that bathing caps are required but all the photos show people without them. Could you please let me know the policy.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Betsy,

      Thank you for contacting us.
      Caps are only compulsory in one pool, which is the open air swimming pool where visitors do laps.
      Caps are not compulsory in relaxing thermal pools (i.e. in the other 14 pools).

      Have a great spa holiday in Budapest city!

  4. Hello, can I attend Baths if I am not vaccinated but I had recovered from COVID and have an immune and EU digital pass?
    Thanks.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Patryk,
      Thank you for contacting us.

      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,

    My girlfriend and I will be visiting from the Unites States. We are both fully vaccinated. We dont have covid passports here in America. Can we show our vaccine card in order to get in to the bath house? Please let me know thank you

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Arthur,
      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      Yes, presenting your American vaccination certificates will be accepted.

      If you have an EU, US, Australian, Canadian etc. 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 holiday in Budapest!

  6. Hello, I have two doses of vaccine. Am I considered fully vaccinated and can I enter the baths?

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