Széchenyi baths: the discovery of blue gold

wellness & sport
Széchenyi baths: the discovery of blue gold

Swimsuit and swim cap are obligatory for dipping into the local lifestyle of the baths.

Summer or winter, it's in a swimsuit that you will best discover Budapest. More than a ritual, baths are a social rendezvous where people gather to chat, swim or play chess—and to take care of oneself too. The city has more than a hundred underground springs, some of them with recognised health virtues. Romans and Turks were not mistaken in founding the baths and raising them to an art of living. Blue gold flows everywhere.

Among the many thermal spots, Széchenyi remains one of the most impressive. Located in the City Park, the Neo-Baroque coral yellow building has a dozen indoor pools and three outdoor pools. It's like a picture postcard with the warm water and steam, and the bathers outdoors indulging in crazy chess games that they will stop for nothing—not even snow. Rich in calcium, magnesium and carbonic acid, the Széchenyi water relieves joint pain and arthritis, and stimulates the nervous system.

Széchenyi Baths
XIV. kerület Állatkerti körút 9-11
1146 Budapest

+36 (1) 363 3210