Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Gellért Baths

Photos (2)
Plane loader
Animated dots
Gellért Baths Budapest  Hungary
Relax in Budapest's Healing Waters Budapest  Hungary
Gellért Baths Budapest  Hungary
Relax in Budapest's Healing Waters Budapest  Hungary
Gellért Baths
Throughout Budapest are a whopping 123 therapeutic hot springs, but these, in the stately, slightly dusty Hotel Gellért (built in 1918) might be the most famous. The communal bath in the center of the hotel spa is for everyone, but the most interesting and traditional spa experience is in the adjacent gender-separated areas. Here, join Hungarian locals in pools of varied temperatures, steam baths, and saunas, and jumping into ice-cold baths in between. No one wears anything (save a towel to drape while walking between pools), and everyone takes their time to not only bask in the baths but also gaze at the Art Nouveau tiling on the vaulted ceilings.
Have you been here? Share a tip or a photo with fellow travelers.
Relax in Budapest's Healing Waters
I'll be the first to admit, I'm a spa junkie. When I learned I'd be visiting Budapest, Hungary, where thermal baths are integral to the city's culture, I spent a lot of time 'researching.' In the end, I decided to visit the Gellert Baths. While it's one of the more tourist-filled options, there are still plenty of locals here, and the Art Nouveau architecture is worth the trip in itself. With both indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and steam rooms, you can easily spend a whole day here - unplugged from the world and recharging your own batteries.
Relax in Budapest's Healing Waters Budapest  Hungary

Gellert Bathhouse and Spa, Budapest
If you're deciding between the Gellert and the Szechenyi bathhouse, I would choose the Gellert due to its central location. I also think the Gellert smells less of sulphur and isn't as crowded (at least not on weeknights). Everyone knows this is an ornate and luxurious experience but the highlight for me was the wavepool. Brought me back to my childhood! There is also a snack bar and terrace that overlooks the outdoor bath. Run, don't walk kids!

Gellért Baths

If you get the chance to go you must experience at least one Medicinal bath, we  went to the Gellert Spa Baths which are the eldest ... We entered feeling a little uncomfortable as nudity is encouraged, but once you relax you really feel like a local and appreciate the beauty of human nature! 


Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 4, 1118 Hungary
+36 1 466 6166
Sun - Sat 6am - 8pm