Thermal baths

Budapest has long been known as “The City of Spas” and for good reason, as we have more thermal springs underneath our city than any other major city in the world. The mineral-rich thermal water’s supposed healing properties are perfect to rejuvenate sore muscles, aches and pains, some swear, even hangovers. Scientists have yet to verify any healing properties but ever since the Roman-Era, the water simmering under the city’s surface have always been put to good use by the people. During the Ottoman Empire, then in the golden age of the fledgling and improbable Austro-Hungarian Empire, waves of “bathhouse building” have swept the city. Many have made it to our list below:

Széchenyi Baths

The biggest and most popular of the Thermal Baths in the city. It has become a meeting place for travellers of the world, making it a great place not only to relax, but to socialize and having drinks.

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The spa also turns into a nightclub every Saturday night, called Sparty, obviously! We recommend you get there early, and slightly tipsy! Click this link for more details.

Gellért Baths

The second most popular baths, connected to the famed Gellért Hotel, it is known for its architecture, beauty and its magical “muddy” waters, which have been a marvel for quite a long time.

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Rudas Baths

Our favorite! It’s a good combination of the above two. In the depths of the building, you will find the most beautiful of all the Turkish baths (in our opinion), where you will find peace and relaxation. Up above, lies a jewel, a bath on the rooftop with a panorama of “The Pearl of the Danube”. Their restaurant also isn’t half-bad.

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Keep in mind, booking this way, the price includes a full-day spa ticket, a 3-course meal, coffee, a glass of wine and fruity lemonade.

Lukács Baths

The springs here are one of the most historic, like, 12th century historic. Today, its known for its full spa treatment. Pool, saunas (Friday nights till 2am) ice cooling pool, igloo and heated roman bench. Unisex to boot, so couples can enjoy any day.

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Veli Bej Baths

A great choice if you like to relax a bit during a city break or a long weekend.

Very cheap, very local. ‘Nuff said.

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