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 –

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

Open: Mon – Sun 9 am – 8 pm

From March 1st, 2022 Baths can be visited without a Covid passport or test.

Masks are recommended to be worn.

Saturday Night Bath Parties – Enjoy the party in a unique venue.

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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. Hi, I would like to go with my family (2 adults and a nearly 9 year old child) to your spa. I would be interested in renting a private cabin. I would like to know if there is a safety deposit box inside the cabin or something else in which to store my belongings and if it is possible to rent bathroom towels. Thanks

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Giovanni,
      You can book tickets with cabins or with lockers – all of our tickets are with Fast Track and they are valid for the whole day (check-in times: from 9 am to 6 pm).
      The cabin is like a tiny room, the size is that of a changing cubicle, where you can get changed and store your belongings (some guests are leaving for the airport directly, and leave their suitcase/backpack in the cabin. You can also book a safe, however, if you have anything of particular value. Please note that the baths are very busy, and we do not recommend storing/bringing items of considerable value with yourself to the baths, such as jewellery, valuable wristwatches, etc.).
      The rental service is suspended since the start of the pandemic.
      We recommend you bring your own slippers and lightweight towels.
      You can purchase a towel on the spot: the fluffy towel makes a nice gift and serves as a keepsake luxury towel embroidered with the Szechenyi Bath logo.
      Alternatively, you can purchase a disposable towel at a fraction of the cost. For environmental reasons, as part of green tourism, we kindly ask you to consider bringing your own lightweight towel. Microfibre towels are reusable, super absorbing and ultra lightweight, suitable for carrying around the city.

      Please find more details about this topic on the link below:

    • Hi,
      I have 2 tickets booked for Momday 23rd May that I need to cancel, how do I arrange cancellation?
      Many thanks

      • Szechenyi Spa Baths

        Dear Geraldine,
        This is to kindly let you know that we have received your request to cancel your reservation for two tickets. We have emailed you.

  2. Hi there,
    I’d like to visit the baths this Saturday – do I need to pre-book or can I pay on arrival?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Grace,
      we recommend the online bookings to get Fast Track entries, but it is possible to join the queue and buy entries upon arrival.
      Hope we can welcome you at Szechenyi Spa Baths!

  3. Hi, can you clarify if the latest check-in time is 5pm or 6pm? on the T&C it says 6pm but when buying tickets, the tickbox says 5pm. We plan to arrive at 5:30pm. Thanks!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Amy,
      check-in with the online tickets is until 6 pm.
      Check in: 9 am – 5.00 pm at selected Cashiers specifically managing online vouchers Number 3 and 4.
      Guests arriving after 6pm will need to purchase a new ticket on the spot.
      If you are not sure that you can make it in time we recommend you buy entries upon arrival.
      Yes, the baths is open until 8pm every day, tickets on the spot are available until 7pm.
      Hope we can welcome you at Szechenyi Spa Baths!

  4. Hi

    We are planning to visit the bath this month end. We are 4 adults with 1 kid of 4 years old. Is the kid also allowed into the bath on our request?
    If not, then could you please suggest if there exists any watch area for the kid so that we can check him while we get into the bath…

    Please suggest if there is any other way as well…


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Manikanta,
      The thermal baths were and are still aimed at adult bathers, therefore there are no kid’s pools or activities.

      The bath entry is free for children under 2 years old. Older children need to buy full priced entries.

      Most of the outdoor and indoor pools and 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, therefore saunas and hot pools are not healthy for children under 14.
      There is no fun pool for children. Babies who are not potty trained are not allowed in the pools, even if they are wearing a swimming nappy. It mostly applies to children under the age of 3.

      Please find more details about this topic on the link below

      We recommend families with children to visit one of the open air lidos in Budapest, especially Palatinus Pools on Margaret Island and Dagaly Lido close to Arpad Bridge (north of Margaret Island).

      Should you have further questions, please contact us again.

  5. Hi, I purchased 2 tickets and your website states from 1st March 2022, that you no longer need tests or covid passport but my confirmation says you do. Can you confirm which it is please.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Mujde,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      The covid passport is no longer required, we have updated the confirmation emails. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
      Have a lovely time at Szechenyi Spa Baths!

  6. I am planning to visit Budapest in a few months and would like to visit the Szechenyi Spa Baths. I was wondering if you are still requiring patrons to wear masks inside the baths and during massage treatments? I was just curious if I would be needed to wear one while I am on my visit to the Szechenyi Spa Baths. Thank you.

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