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Budapest spas you shouldn't miss if you're in town


Budapest baths: take a dip in the city's thermal waters

Dive into the healing waters of Budapest and enjoy an unparalleled wellness experience! The city's spas are not just about relaxation, they also offer an insight into Budapest's rich history. Discover the treasures of Budapest and visit the famous thermal baths that have attracted visitors from all over the world for centuries
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The history of Budapest's baths

The history of Budapest's baths dates back to ancient Roman times, when natural thermal waters were used in the settlement of Aquincum. In the Middle Ages, under the rule of the Turks, the bathing culture was given a new impetus, when the foundations were laid for a number of baths that are still in operation today. The unique atmosphere and architectural style of the Turkish baths still fascinate visitors today.

Baths of Budapest: Széchenyi Thermal Baths

The Széchenyi Baths, located in the heart of Városliget, are one of Europe's largest spa complexes, opened in 1913. The spa, housed in a neo-Baroque building, is one of the city's best known and most visited spas. The Széchenyi Spa is unique in that it is home to the hottest and deepest thermal springs in Budapest, with temperatures of up to 77°C. The spa offers a variety of indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and steam baths.

If you stay at Callas House, you can reach the Széchenyi Spa in just 9 minutes by metro M1, which is located in front of the Opera House. From there, you have to travel a few stops to the "Széchenyi Baths" stop, so you can reach the baths quickly and comfortably. The Callas House is an ideal choice for those who want to explore the historical and cultural values of the city while enjoying Budapest's world-famous spa.


Budapest Baths: Gellér Spa

The Gellért Spa and Swimming Pool is located at the foot of the Gellért Hill, on the banks of the Danube. Opened in 1918, the spa is a remnant of Art Nouveau architecture, and the interiors are decorated with beautiful mosaics, sculptures and glass windows. The famous thermal waters of the Gellért Baths can be used to treat a variety of health problems, and the whirlpool baths offer visitors a special experience.

Budapest Baths: Rudas Spa

The Rudas Spa dates back to the 16th century, when it was built by the Turks. The Rudas Baths' special feature is the octagonal pool, which is covered by a huge dome. The spa also attracts visitors with its pools of different temperatures and a modern wellness area. In addition, the Rudas Spa is famous for its night-time bathing facilities, where you can soak in the thermal water while admiring the panoramic view of the city.

Budapest Baths: Király Spa

Another legacy of Turkish times, the Király Spa was built in 1565. It was founded in 1515 in the 1565s. It is a spa with a special atmosphere and a historic ambience. One of the unique features of the King's Bath is that it was not built near the thermal springs, but was supplied through a system of pipes, a unique solution at the time.

Budapest Baths: Lukács Spa

Lukács Spa dates back to the 12th century and is particularly popular with locals. The thermal waters of Lukács Baths are suitable for treating a variety of musculoskeletal disorders, and the mud pool is particularly popular with visitors. The spa also has a modern wellness area with saunas, steam baths and various massages.

Budapest Baths:: Palatinus Strandfürdő

The Palatinus Strandfürdő, located on Margaret Island, is one of Budapest's largest open-air bathing complexes and is particularly popular in summer. The Palatinus Park is the most popular spa in Budapest, with a variety of pools, slides and wave pools for families and relaxation. The thermal waters of the Palatinus Beach also have a number of health benefits, making it an excellent place for healing as well as bathing.
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