Szechenyi baths in Budapest

Széchenyi bath (Széchenyi fürdő) is the most extensive bath complex in Europe. Baths supplied with waters wells St. Ištvara, as well as the cold clear waters of six smaller wells. Szechenyi baths offer a variety of beauty and wellness treatments, as well as spa treatments.

Bath is located in the heart of Budapest-in the territory of the Park. 

A bit of history

In the year 1884 began preparatory work for the construction of baths. The building was commissioned by Professor Gyozo Czigler. In 1903, his plan was finally approved and approved and in 1909 began construction.

Liver baths opened its doors May 13, 1909 year and immediately became very popular with the locals, all the halls were crowded. For this reason, in the year 1927 building was expanded, there's the beach.

During the second world war, the baths partially collapsed, it was reconstructed and repaired several times until it became what we see in Budapest now-fully organised large-scale sauna complex, which offers all kinds of spa services.

Interesting facts

  • Initially, bath had the name "Artesian", but the open was already under a different final title, which is used now-Széchenyi baths.
  • Hippopotamus at the Zoo, which is located directly at the baths, gets drinking water from one of Sečenovskih wells, because its chemical composition is almost identical to the composition of the water in the River Nile.
  • Győző Ziegler designed the building for more than 20 years, he had to delegate control of its talented employees, because he was already dying and could not continue to work. The building turned out very majestic and pompous, it's called "a Palace".
  • In the first months of the year during the night of the baths ", and in the summer the Cinetrip Széchenyi bath, it is possible to visit at night.


Ticket for the whole day on weekends is a little more expensive than weekdays-4 800 HUF (forint) and 4 600 HUFsootvetstvenno. For a full list of prices can be found here:

Time of work

Széchenyi bath is open all year round, seven days a week from 06.00 to 22.00.

How to get there

  • The Városliget Metro Széchenyi fürdő, you need Orange branch of the M1.
  • Also, the Park is surrounded by bus stops, you can take route 70, 75 or 79 and reach the Castle.
  • On a rented or private car ride will not be so easy, because the nearest car park is located 25 minutes away from the Park.


Address: 1146 Budapest Állatkerti körút 9-11, Hungary

Phone: + 36 1 363 3210

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