The scenic pool and bath complex of Palatinus Lido is located on the popular Margaret Island (Margit Sziget). It is not only the most popular but the most centrally located outdoor lido. It was founded by the river Danube in 1919, so its hundredth birthday is coming soon. (If you are interested in Budapest children activities read our guide to things to do with kids in Budapest.)
The pools and baths of Palatinus Lido are supplied by the thermal spring water wells of the Margit Island. In addition to the 11 open-air baths (including a fun wave-pool, generating artificial sea water waves periodically), there are sports grounds and playgrounds for children, aqua fitness for adults etc.
If you want to go to a less packed, less touristy place, try Csillaghegyi Lido or Romai Furdo Lido on the Buda side of Budapest or Paskal Lido in District XIV (not far from the City Park in Budapest Zuglo District).
How to get Palatinus on Margaret Island?
Take tram 4 or 6 running on the Grand Boulevard (the big ring road) in Budapest with notable tram stops like Nyugati Train Station, Oktogon Square, Blaha Lujza Square, etc.
Opening hours at Palatinus Lido Budapest (open only in warm seasons, from 28 April to 30 August)
- from Mon to Fri: 9 am to 7 pm
Prices of Tickets at Palatinus Lido Budapest
Entrance fees to Palatinus vary depending on your stay and which days go. Weekdays are of course cheaper than weekends, and there are some discounts for students, the elderly and families. Toddlers under 3 can enter free of charge.
Admission fees on Weekdays
- Tickets for adults HUF 2,400
- Tickets for children, students, pensioners HUF 1,500
- Tickets for families (2 adults and 2 kids) HUF 6,100
Admission fees at Weekends
- Tickets for adults HUF 2,800
- Tickets for children, students, pensioners HUF 1,700
- Tickets for families (2 adults and 2 kids) HUF 7,000
Outdoor Thermal Baths at Palatinus Lido Budapest
Last updated June, 2012