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Natural spas and hot springs in Budapest

  • Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary

  • Bucket List Experience

Last updated: 21 March, 2024

Known as the ‘City of Spas’, Budapest has more thermal and medicinal water springs than any other city – 118 in fact, providing over 70 million litres of thermal water a day. Although used by the Romans, spa bathing didn’t become an integral part of Budapest culture until the 16th-century Turkish occupation.

Today there are 15 public thermal baths (and many more private ones), notably the Szechenyi, a vast golden palace of steam pools and artesian water baths.

Who to go with: tour operators

  • Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary

  • Bucket List Experience

Large outdoor steaming pool filled with people


Szechenyi Baths

A fabulous art nouveau bathhouse, a sprawling spa complex of baths and pools. From steam baths and artesian water baths inside, to steaming thermal pools outside. Budapest’s best natural spa and local institution.

Adult price: 14

Min age 14

Good for age: 14+


Price from: £5
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 10+
When: All year around
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