The largest thermal spring bath complex in Budapest and Europe is the Széchenyi Bath. It was constructed in the Neo-baroque style in 1913. Private steam baths for men and women, as well as separate public baths for men and women, were available when the facility first opened.
Know before you go
- Spa opening hours: 9:00 AM — 7:00 PM
- The facility closes at 7:00 PM though you must arrive before 5:00 PM and the ticket is valid only for one-time entry
- Swimsuits and towels can only be purchased, not rented. Please be aware that full-body swimsuits are not permitted.
- Palinka Museum address — 1061 Budapest Király street 20
- Palinka Museum opening hours — each day from 2 PM until 11 PM
- Please note: it's possible to attend two programs on separate days as well
Take advantage of a complimentary tasting of Hungary's famous spirit "pálinka" on an optional guided tour inside the Pálinka Museum when you buy your full-day ticket to the Széchenyi Bath in advance.
Inside the Pálinka Historical center's intelligent displays, you will find out about its introduction to the world, custom, and history. Because of this, the Pálinka Act of Parliament in Hungary regulates and safeguards palinka production and quality.
About The Széchenyi Spa
The spa complex was expanded in 1927, and it now has three outdoor and fifteen indoor pools. The thermal artesian was expanded, but it was no longer sufficient to supply the spa, so a new well was drilled. In 1938 the second thermal spring was built.
Relax in the 1913-built pools of the Széchenyi Spa during your visit., which is Europe's largest healing spa, with 15 indoor and three enormous outdoor pools. The temperatures of the pools range from 18 to 38 °C (64 to 100 °F). Saunas and a steam bath are also part of the 6220 square meter (67000 square feet) complex.
After that, go to a hidden gem in the city center to try some Hungarian pálinka, which is a drink made of spirits; There are also non-alcoholic beverages available). Pálinka, in contrast to vodka or whiskey, is made solely from a variety of fruits and has an aromatic scent.
What to bring:
- Swimming cap
• Széchenyi Spa daily entry ticket
• Full-day use of locker
• Guided tour in the Palinka Museum (separate venue)
• Tasting of a 2cl palinka or choice of alcoholic drink
• Massage and saunas (available at extra cost)
• Transport between venues
• Széchenyi Spa
• Palinka Museum
1061 Budapest Király street 20