Kiraly Baths is a 16th century Turkish bath, one of the oldest and most authentic historical Turkish Baths in Budapest from the times of the Ottoman Turkish occupation: Arslan, the Pasha of Buda started to build his bath here in 1565.
Kiraly Baths Budapest
Unfortunately, the potentially beautiful building has not been restored for a long time, so it seems kind of neglected compared to the rest of the popular Budapest baths like Rudas Baths, another bathing complex from the Turkish times (16th century).
But the authenticity remains, the waters are great, and regarding bath admission fees, the prices are the cheapest here.
MIXED: Although Kiraly Baths used to be a non-mixed bath (men only days most of the time), the owners have recently turned Kiraly Baths into a fully coed bath due to financial reasons (Kiraly Baths has become mixed on May 2, 2011, so earlier editions of Budapest travel books or travel guide websites may mention men only and women only days – not anymore).
While Gellert Baths, Szechenyi Baths and Rudas Baths have a swimming pool in addition to the thermal baths, Kiraly baths have exclusively thermal baths: 4 baths of varying temperatures and sizes.
Entrance fees: ranging from 1100 to 2200 HUF (2200 HUF on weekdays and weekends alike for a full adult ticket price, including the use of a cabin)
Opening hours at Kiraly Baths: 9 am – 9 pm
Water temperature at Kiraly Baths: 26°C, 32°C, 36°C, 40°C (the temperature of the four pools varies as well as their sizes).
Thermal Waters are recommended for: damaged joints, slipped discs, arthritis, neuralgia, post-traumatic treatments (e.g. after accidents), degenerative spine diseases, lack of calcium in the bone structure. The waters of Kiraly Baths come from another thermal bath called Lukacs Baths in Budapest. Read the History of Kiraly Baths why.
Address of Kiraly Baths: Fo street 84. (Fő utca 84.), Budapest Hungary, H-1027
Getting there: Kiraly Spa Bath is close to Margaret Bridge (Margithid), on the hilly Buda side of Budapest, right beneath the huge rocks of Gellert Hill. See Budapest Tourist Map (interactive customized Google map) for the exact location, more details and tips.
- Buses: 60, 86 (runs every 10-15 minutes on weekdays)
- Metro: red line stop at Batthyany square and a 10 min walk on Fo utca
- Tram: 4, 6, get off at Mechwart liget and walk 8 min
Read more about the History of Kiraly Baths, Budapest
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Last update: May, 2012
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