The Rudas Baths, in comparison to larger spas, most resembles a traditional Turkish bath in that its center point features a 16th century octagonal thermal pool beneath a dome ceiling adorned by twinkling lights. Much of the spa has been renovated to accommodate modern day use, however, the primary ornate structure remains intact, allowing patrons a glimpse of an era gone by. The bath is dedicated to promoting wellness and also offers various sauna, massage, and rejuvenating services to complement the spa experience. Tickets can be purchased in person in the form of Hungarian forints only, so you’ll want to make sure to exchange your currency in advance before your visit.
It is important to note that, in an effort to maintain the feeling of traditional-style bathing, the Rudas Baths implements a specific schedule during the weekdays that allots separate times for men and women to bathe. While this may be a slight inconvenience, they open their tubs for co-ed use on the weekends and even extend their hours for late night bathing between 10pm and 4am.
Available bathing units:
- six steam pools
- a regular full-sized swimming pool
- an immersion pool
- two thermal pools
A tucked away getaway ~
A popular offering at the Rudas Baths is a thermal tub located atop the spa center, surrounded by fairy lights and an unmatched, panoramic view of Budapest. If you arrive during a late night session, you can immerse yourself in the soothing thermal waters and enjoy a private, relaxing escape from the weariness of your travels.