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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