The Széchenyi Medicinal Bath in Budapest
is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. Its water is supplied by two thermal springs, their temperature is 74 °C (165 °F) and 77 °C (171 °F), respectively. Components of the thermal water include sulphate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and a significant amount of fluoride acid and metaboric acid. Medical indications are on degenerative joint illnesses, chronic and sub-acute joint inflammations, as well as orthopaedic and traumatological post-treatments.
In the baths there are pools of varying temperature. The outdoor pools (swimming pool, adventure pool and thermal sitting pool) are 27- 38°C. The swimming pool's depth is 0.8 - 1.7 m. The adventure pool's depth is 0.8 m. Guests can use the water streaming, whirlpool and massaging water beamand. The indoor pools are 27°C. The complex also includes saunas and steam. Massage services are available.
Spas And Nightlife:
Budapest is known for its baths as well as its vibrant electronic music scene, club culture and nightlife, so it seems natural to combine these to for a series of unique programs such as Cinetrip Sparty and Fürdők Éjszakája (Spa Nights). The Széchenyi, along with other spas serves as a venue for these parties, so partygoers can enjoy the bath facilities while listening to concerts and dj sets. Visitors must wear swimming attire when attending, only individuals of 18 years or older are allowed.
Towel is not included in the entrance ticket. Towels and swimsuits can be rented or bought in the spa. On weekends and holidays the entrance fee is higher than on weekdays.
In February 2012 the prices varied between 3400 and 3950 HUF. Discount is not available for children and seniors. Components of the thermal water is not recommended for pregnant women and children. Massage is charged extra, 4000 HUF (basic massage).