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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
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Private Entrance to Széchenyi Spa in Budapest with Optional Massage

Skip the line at Széchenyi Spa, the largest public bath Budapest with 18 indoor and outdoor pools. Under neo-baroque domes, you will enjoy full-day access to a handful of steam rooms, saunas and springs-fed baths. This ticket includes your own changing cabin and the option to upgrade your experience with an aromatherapy massage lasting 30 minutes. Dip in the impressive outdoor pool or soak up the sauna in the city that is famous for its relaxing baths. A Széchenyi Spa gift is also included for a special treat.


  • Skip-the-line private entry to Széchenyi Baths in Budapest
  • Enjoy 17 warm pools, plus steam rooms, saunas and outdoor amusement pool
  • Admire the gorgeous neo-Baroque interior, completed in 1927
  • Pamper yourself with a 30-minute aromatherapy massage (optional)

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Private Entrance to Széchenyi Spa in Budapest with Optional Massage

Szechenyi Spa

Located in Budapest’s City Park, the Széchenyi Baths were built in 1913 and completed in 1927. Locals and visitors alike come to enjoy the city’s largest and warmest thermal spa, with a plethora of indoor and outdoor pools, including spring-fed baths. 

Begin your day by skipping the long lines of the main entrance and heading to the rear, where an English-speaking host will greet you. You’ll be led to your own changing cabin so you can prepare for a full day of relaxation.
Under the stunning interior domes, you can make your way from pools to saunas and steam rooms at your own pace. The temperature varies for each of the 18 pools, with the large outdoor swimming pool at a temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) or the steaming pool at 106 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius), a fine place to sit back and treat your muscles.
Don’t worry about the time while you pool hop; this ticket provides full-day access. When you’re finally ready to head out, use your Széchenyi Spa gift of shampoo and shower gel to rinse off in the shower. If you’re in the mood to top off the day with a little more luxury, upgrade to include a 30-minute aromatherapy massage.
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Customer Reviews

Jennifer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Booking through Viator made visiting the baths extremely easy. I had read so many reviews saying how unhelpful people could be here, but we had no problems. Definitely get the cabin to change in and even though towel is included, you still need to put a deposit. Glad we chose it!

robinfischle Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The whole spa experience was most enjoyable. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, and if i return to Budapest, it will be in my itinerary.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was difficult to find the entrance as there was no directions around the building. We went into 2 entrances before finding the front of the building. No sign from heroes square once you were over the bridge.
Once inside it was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience . Massage was good too


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This is a great place to visit in Budapest. The metro let you off right in front, so it's very easy to get to. We were able to book a couples massage when we got there. It was great. I would highly recommend this.

Carolyn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was truly one of the best experiences of my stay in Budapest. The building itself is magnificent and the numerous indoor and outdoor heated pools was beyond my expectations. A lap pool and two heated pools are located outdoors between two long buildings that contain steam baths, saunas, lockers, and a restaurant. Be aware that not much English is spoken so it is hard to get information. We were not given a tour of the facilities so we had to wander around to find the lockers and finally had to get someone to help with locker rooms plastic bracelets are given to you but no one explains that a machine on the wall reads your locker number. Would highly suggest getting the locker room for safety and privacy. Another note...the ticket office would not call us a taxi and we had no phone to call one ourselves so we had to wander around for over an hour before finding one parked about 2-3 blocks to left of back entrance.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! We appreciated having our own changing cabins and not having to queue at the entrance. We had a lovely time relaxing in the outdoor pools and then did a tour of all the indoor pools trying out the different temperatures. A super fun experience!

Greg M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Not to be missed a must see and do experience, one without equal in Budapest. Make the time. Quite easy to get to and quite safe

Tirsa R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is so much fun. The spa was amazing and so relaxing. My husband really liked the whirlpool area. The lockers were a bit tricky but we were able to figure it out. The hop on hop off bus drops you off super close to the spa.

Rosemary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We visited on October and the outside pool was amazing. Loads to do in the complex with lots of different pools, steam rooms and saunas. We had the optional massage which was very good and professional and a steal for the price we paid. A very enjoyable day and a great value for money trip.

Wayne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Terrific fun in an old world spa, taking the waters, in many different baths of varying temperatures. The steam baths went up to 80 degrees C!!!!!!!!!!!!! Had the massage too. Don't miss the city park where the baths are and plan on taking the whole day.

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