Are the thermal baths in Budapest worth trying?

The culture of bathing is well-rooted in the history of Hungary. The ancient Romans discovered the mineral-rich thermal water under the soil of their settlement Aquincum. In the Middle Age, the Ottomans built several baths for their leaders, some of which are still working.


Other than being an incredible stress reliever, thermal baths are full of health benefits, depending on the composition of their waters. Both Széchenyi, Gellért, and Lukács, are renowned for their healing properties to treat arthritis, joint diseases, and mobility problems.


Gellert Thermal Baths Budapest
Gellért Thermal Bath. Photo:


Thermal baths are great for healthy people too. It’s easy to have fun in warm water, taking the opportunity to do something good for body, mind and looks (yes, this magical water works wonders on the skin, and hair too).