Racz Baths in Budapest is expected to open its brand new gate in 2012 after years of restoration works and legal discussions (the building was basically finished in 2010).
Racz Bath Budapest - shower room
Kiraly Bath is a five star hotel and spa bath right at the foot of the Castle Hill, near Elisabeth bridge and close to further Turkish Baths in Budapest like Rudas Bath or Kiraly Bath.
Racz Bath has a beautifully restored octagonal Turkish bath, and several smaller and bigger thermal baths (including private baths for 1 and 2). The architecture of the building is a contemporary mix of the historical Turkish motifs (the dome of the bath), the romantic extensions of the 19th century (designed by Miklos Ybl, the architect of the Hungarian Opera House in Budapest), contemporary components (even including a range of little white ‘desert igloos’ resembling the planet Tatooine).
Entrance Fees at Racz Bath Budapest
Bath ticket prices at Racz Bath will be approximately 7-8000 HUF (source: index.hu), almost double of the currently most expensive luxury baths in Budapest: Gellert Baths and Szechenyi Baths.
Taster pictures from the official website of Racz Bath:
The interior of the shower room of Racz Furdo – luxurious five star style, pleasant thermal spa water – romantic and medieval interior design in the 21st century.
Do you feel the urge to step into the warm thermal bath at Racz Spa Budapest?
More about Budapest Spa Baths:
Spa at Racz Furdo / Racz Bath in Budapest, Hungary
The romantic and contemporary facade of the recently restored Racz Bath, Budapest, as designed at the end of the 19th century by Miklos Ybl.
Facade of Racz Bath / Racz Furdo - Budapest
Last updated: May, 2012
Is the Racz sauna open now?
Hello Kurt, no, Racz Bath (Racz Furdo Budapest) has still not opened its gates, although there are no more legal obstacles for the bath and the accompanying 5 star hotel to open.
There is are several Turkish baths in Budapest, however, e.g. the recently opened Veli Bej (former Csaszar Bath) is often praised (open during its trial period).