Bath Time in Budapest: 4 Exquisite Thermal Spas To Visit

Bath Time in Budapest

Bath Time in Budapest is not just a ritual; Hungary’s world-famous thermal baths offer a serene blend of history and relaxation which is deeply ingrained in Hungarian culture. When in Budapest, a visit to one of its iconic thermal baths is an absolute must. While there are numerous thermal spas to choose from in Budapest, this list narrows down the most popular, local, and tourist/family-friendly options.

Whether you prefer the historic charm of Gellért or the vibrant atmosphere of Széchenyi, these thermal spas promise an unforgettable experience. So, pick the one that suits you best or embark on a spa-hopping adventure like this Latina traveler does.

Tip: In the sweltering summer months, there’s no better way to cool off between sightseeing than by splashing around in mineral-rich thermal spas.

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Ready for your bath time in Budapest? See the 4 exquisite thermal spas to visit while visiting below:

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4 Exquisite Thermal Spas to Visit

Bath Time in Budapest
Szechenyi Bath – The most famous bath in Budapest built in 1913 and where they hold the Saturday night Bath party. Since it’s the most known, expect it to be more crowded but definitely worth checking out. I would recommend walking around Heroes Square to see the beautiful buildings and greenery. (Discount with Budapest Card)

Book your day admission here.
Book the late night spa party here.
Gellert Bath – Less crowded and smaller bath but probably my favorite as it’s simply stunning and the inner kid in me loves that they have a wave pool that runs hourly at the top of the hour.

Grab your full-day ticket here.
Palatinus Bath – If you are looking for a more local family friendly thermal spa then Palatinus is a great option for you. Less architecturally beautiful than many of the others such as Gellert and Lukacs but comes with a wave pool, multiple food vendors (accepting only credit cards) and set in the pretty Margaret island.

Secure your visit to Margret Island and enjoy a day at the spa here.
Lukacs Thermal Bath – A relaxing and traditional spa experience. I enjoyed the outdoor pools and the labyrinth of thermal spas/ saunas scattered inside this architecturally beautiful building. Bonus, check out the rooftop sun terrace to perfect your tan. (Free with Budapest Card)

Buy in advance and skip the line here.

Bath Time In Budapest – Google Map

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This handy Girl Takes Mundo Budapest Google Map shows all of the baths mentioned in this article including some other gems I have yet to visit.

If that’s not enough, you will find additional pins including restaurants, attractions, etc. with further tips in the notes section. 

Be sure to add this list to your Google Maps.

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Bath Time in Budapest

I would like to thank Budapest Brand for sponsoring one of my visits to a Thermal Spa in Budapest using their Budapest Card; Lukacs Thermal Bath. See the most up to date information about the city and purchase your own Budapest Card at

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