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Széchenyi Bath

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Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • A unique and relaxing thermal bath experience
  • Striking Neo-baroque building complex

Time required: 120 minutes

Phone: +36-1-363-3210

Web site: http://www.budapestgyogy...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Daily: 6am - 10pm

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 2800 - 3750 HUF

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 1: Széchenyi Fürdő station

Address: 1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 11.

Things you need to know:

  • Szechenyi Bath and Spa is located in a stunning Neo-baroque building, an attraction on its own right
  • It opened its gates in 1913 as the first permanent bath in Pest; a temporary bath in the same location dates back to 1881
  • This is Europe's largest medicinal bath; the complex has 15 pools (both indoor and outdoor) and offers a full range of thermal water treatments
  • Sauna, steam room and massage services are also available here
  • Two thermal springs supply it with water; their temperature are 74 °C (165 °F) and 77 °C (171 °F)
  • The bath is named after Count Istvan Szechenyi, the 'greatest Hungarian', mastermind and financer of the Chain Bridge

What to do there:

  • Admire the stunning Neo-baroque exterior of the building
  • Buy your ticket. You will be given what appears to be a watch. At the turn styles the attendant will activate your "watch". This is your electronic key for a secure locker to store your belongings
  • Head to the changing rooms and after storing your clothes in the lockers (using your "watch") enter the bathing area
  • Explore all of the indoor medicinal baths or head out the open air pools
  • Do not miss the famous pool chess boards, where Hungarian men gather around to play
  • Enjoy different types of saunas inside the complex along with various massages

Tips & Insights:

  • The bath is for both sexes
  • If you forgot your towel or swimsuit they can be rented or bought in the spa
  • On weekends and holidays the entrance fee is higher than on weekdays
  • It is an unforgettable experience to bathe in the outside thermal pools in the cold winter

 

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