Name: Széchenyi Baths
Category: Baths, Nature and gardens
Location: 1146 Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 11.
Phone: + 36 1 363-3210
Széchenyi Bath (Széchenyi Fürdő) owes its popularity to its size and the wide selection of services it offers. The bath, built at the beginning of the 20th century in Neo-Baroque style, features many indoor pools, an outdoor pool open in winter, too, thermal and wellness areas, curative treatments and fitness opportunities. The bath, open until 10 pm, is a must in the winter snowfall.
Even in the middle of winter, when the pools are surrounded by snow and ice, you can enjoy a swim or have a game of chess in the outside baths, where the water is 38C. A truly nostalgic and unforgettable experience. See other thermals in Budapest.
Tip: If you forgot your towel or swimsuit they can be rented or bought in the spa
Good to know about the Széchenyi Bath
- Szechenyi Bath and Spa is located in a stunning Neo-baroque building, an attraction on its own right
- It opened its gates in 1913 as the first permanent bath in Pest; a temporary bath in the same location dates back to 1881
- This is Europe's largest medicinal bath; the complex has 15 pools (both indoor and outdoor) and offers a full range of thermal water treatments
- Sauna, steam room and massage services are also available here
- Two thermal springs supply it with water; their temperature are 74 °C (165 °F) and 77 °C (171 °F)
- The bath is named after Count Istvan Szechenyi, the 'greatest Hungarian', mastermind and financer of the Chain Bridge
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