Szechenyi Bath is probably the most popular and well-known thermal bathing complex with 18 outstanding indoor and outdoor pools in Budapest, Hungary.
Szechenyi Baths / Szechenyi Furdo Budapest Hungary (photo by David Greedy, Lonely Planet)
Szechenyi Baths is mixed (all pools are co-ed) all week every day. The baths are open all year, even in winter, and the opening hours are long: you can enjoy the warm thermal waters and the cool professional swimming pool until 10 pm. And, to boot all, 3 of the thermal water baths are open air, so you can enjoy the starlit Budapest sky in the evenings – beautiful, romantic, fun, who would want more?
You can buy your Szechenyi bath tickets and book a massage in advance online here.
If you are only staying for a 2-3 days in Budapest, and cannot decide what to include or which bath to choose, here is a guide to Szechenyi Bath or Gellert Bath, which is better?
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This is a quick overview of Szechenyi Baths, Budapest. For a detailed description including frequent questions from tourists, and informative answers from locals, fellow tourists and travel guides read more on Szechenyi Baths FAQ.
Temperature of pools range from 20°C to 38 °C (68-100 degrees Fahrenheit).
Entrance fees: 3,800 HUF – 4,800 HUF (14-18 euros). Weekend fees are more expensive than weekday ones and there are various ticket scenarios to choose from.
Getting there: there is a metro station called Szechenyi Furdo, so you cannot miss it – you will need the yellow line metro.
Opening hours: pools are open from 6am to 10pm
Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő és Uszoda
Állatkerti krt. 11. Budapest H-1146
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Szechenyi Baths and Pool on Budapest Tourist Map
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Last updated: January, 2013
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