Did you know that Budapest has the most baths and hot springs among all other cities in the world? There are 118 drilled wells and natural hot springs that provide 30.000 m3 or 70 million liters of water on a daily basis.
Thermal water around Budapest was already used in the Roman times, however, it was during the 16th century at the time of the Ottoman occupation that thermal baths became popular in the city. Today, there are 15 thermal baths in Budapest that you can choose from and some hotels also have their own thermal spas with healing water and special spa treatments, including Corinthia Hotel and the Danubius Health Spa Resort on Margaret Island.
Most travelers can’t explore all 15 thermal baths on one trip, so it can be quite a dilemma to decide which one to visit. If you’re looking a more relaxed experience, you should visit one of the Turkish baths on the Buda side, such as Király, Rudas or our all-time favorite, Veli Bej. For a more fun experience, check our Széchenyi in the city park or Gellért on the Buda side. Gellért also has a wave pool, so it’s a lot of fun with kids. Gellért is also a great choice if you want to explore Budapest’s stunning Art Nouveau architecture.
If you want to learn more about the thermal baths in Budapest, check out our detailed blog post with over 20 questions and answers and with practical information about the most popular baths.