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Turkish Baths in Budapest - Király, Rudas, Veli Bej, and Rácz Baths


Relax in one of the Turkish baths in Budapest! Let the hot water and steam drive away your fatigue.

The city has four baths built during the 150-year Ottoman rule in the 16th-17th centuries: the Király, the Rudas and the oldest one, the recently renovated Veli Bej Spa.



The Rácz Bath also dates from the 16th century, it was reconstructed and a brand new thermal hotel was built next to it in 2010. The spa complex will open in autumn 2014.

The 4 baths have a similar structure pattern: a central warm pool surrounded by hot and cold plunge pools, steam room, and sauna.

Although only the central, domed bathing halls have survived and preserved the original Turkish structure, they add a bit of Oriental atmosphere to the city. Even if you're not a bathing enthusiasts visit one of the Ottoman Baths because of their beautiful architecture and history.

Turkish Baths - Király, Rudas and Veli Bej (Császár) Baths

  • Domed interior of the Kiraly Bath

    Király Bath

    The central bathhouse has been standing here for 450 years. it has 4 pools filled with thermal water rich in minerals and supplied from the nearby Lukács Bath. The Király is a coed bath welcoming both women and men every day.
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  • thermal pool in Rudas Spa

    Rudas Bath

    The Rudas dates back to the 16th century. It offers 6 pools with varying water temperatures from cool to hot. There's also a swimming pool. The Rudas stays open on Friday and Saturday nights offering a unique and fun night bathing program
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  • Veli Bej Spa inside

    Veli Bej Bath

    The Veli Bej Csaszar Bath is the oldest and largest Turkish spa in Central Europe. The bath complex is in Buda near the Lukács Spa. It opened in 2012 after a thorough renovation. Read on



Rácz Bath and Thermal Hotel

Location: Hadnagy utca 8-10., district I. , tram 18, bus 5, 8, 78 Döbrentei tér stop
Open: the bath will open in 2013

The Rác bath is located between the Gellért Hill, and the Tabán area. The Turks built the original bath with its domed pool in the 16th century. There are also pools are from the Imperial Habsburg Era. The bath was rebuilt and expanded in in the middle of 19th century by the plans of the renowned Hungarian architecture Miklós Ybl. Hopefuly the spa will open in the second half of 2014.

pool in Rácz Thermal Spa

The renovation works of the former Rác Bath and building of a brand new luxury spa hotel were finished in 2010.

The result is a combination of a historic Ottoman bath house with dome, octagonal pool, 19th century romantic style pools and shower hall, and a modern spa hotel with a range of wellness and beauty treatments. In the Day Spa you can choose from several refreshing and sport massages, medical mud and aroma therapies,


The nearly 70 rooms boast contemporary, elegant design and overlook the Gellért Hill, the Royal Palace in Buda Castle Hill, and the surrounding park.

Show more Read more details on the Rácz Bath and Thermal Spa.

Racz bath street view

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