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In the 12th century, knights of the order of Saint John engaging in curing the sick settled in the area of today’s Lukács Bath, followed by the orders of Rhodos and Malta, who built their monasteries baths as well. The bath operated through the time of the Turks but the energy of the springs were used primarily to produce gunpowder and for grinding wheat. After the reoccupation of Buda, the bath became the property of the Treasury. In 1884, Fülöp Palotay purchased the bath from the Treasury, thus a series of transformations began. The spa hotel was built, an up-to-date hydrotherapy department was established and the swimming pool was transformed. People wishing to be healed came from all over the world. Following their successful healing cure, they placed marble tablets o­n the wall of the Bath’s courtyard to express their gratitude.

The drinking cure hall of the Bath was built in 1937. The first department to ensure complex thermal bath facilities (daytime hospital) was established in 1979 in Budapest, in the Lukács Thermal Bath. In 1999, the open-air pools of the swimming pool section were modernised. In the course of this, the so-called mud-pond, hardly used before, was replaced by a fancy pool, equipped with a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence, neck shower, water beam back massage hidden in the seat banks, whirlpool, geysers, effervescent bed and many other facilities unfamiliar before this time. The two swimming pools of various temperature in the other courtyard of the Bath were also rebuilt with water-filtering and circulation devices.

Hot spring water with calcium, magnesium, hydrogen-carbonate and sulphate, chloride, also containing sodium and with a substantial content of fluoride ions.

1023 Budapest, Frankel Leó u. 25-29.
Phone: +36 1 326-1695

By public transportation:
Buses 9 and 109, tramways 4, 6, 17 and 19 and by suburban train HÉV o­n the line to Szentendre-Békásmegyer, up to the stop “Margit Bridge”.

Opening times:
Daily 06:00 – 22:00

Sauna world (from April 1)
09:00 – 21:00

Therapeutic suggestions:

  • degenerative joint diseases
  • chronic and sub-acute arthritis
  • spinal deformity
  • discus hernia
  • neuralgia
  • post-accident rehabilitation


Temperature Surface area Depth
Swimming pool 1 26 °C 310 sqm 1 – 1,9 m
Swimming pool 2 24 °C 368 sqm 1,4 – 1,9 m
Leisure pool 35-37 °C * 220 sqm 1,13 m
Thermal pools 24-40 °C
Underwater traction pool 36 °C

* During summer season: 33-35 °C

Tickets Weekdays Weekends
and holidays
Daily ticket with locker usage 3 500 Ft 3 700 Ft
Daily ticket with cabin usage 3 900 Ft 4 100 Ft
Evening ticket (from 6 pm) with locker usage 3 100 Ft
Evening ticket (from 6 pm) with cabin usage 3 500 Ft
Swimming ticket for 2 hours with locker usage + Deposit: 1.000 HUF 2 500 Ft 2 700 Ft
Swimming ticket for 2 hours with cabin usage + Deposit: 1.000 HUF 2 900 Ft 3 100 Ft
Daily ticket for students and seniors with locker usage (between 8 and 12 am) 2 000 Ft 2 700 Ft
Daily ticket for students and seniors with cabin usage (between 8 and 12 am) 2 400 Ft 3 100 Ft
Sauna world 1 000 Ft 1 200 Ft

Thermal water is not recommended under the age of 14. In case parents insist to come with a baby, he/she can enter the pools only if toilet-trained.

Discount for students and seniors are available upon presenting international student card and ID card, respectively.

Budapest Card is accepted for daily tickets. Further information can be found at