Spa Gellért

Gellert interior

This spa is the second most famous in Budapest after Széchenyi's and operates as part of the luxury hotel of the same name. Built between 1912 and 1918, visitors can enjoy not only the thirteen thermal springs but also the architecture of the building with its columns and stained glass windows in Art Nouveau style.

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The site of the present Gellért Baths was already in use in the 13th century, but it was not until the First World War that the baths were built in their present form. The building complex is Art Nouveau with Baroque domes, the interiors are beautifully decorated and the stained glass ceiling in the central hall is particularly striking. The Gellért Spa was one of the most modern in the world at the time and remains one of the best in Europe today.

Pools in Art Nouveau backdrops

The pools, whirlpools and saunas are open to hotel guests and the public. The water in the pools ranges from 35-40 °C and, in addition to the therapeutic effects, you will be enchanted by the setting in the beautiful Art Nouveau rooms.

Although the Gellért Spa is considerably smaller than the famous Széchenyi Baths at the other end of Budapest, it is still one of the largest urban spas in Europe.

In total, the Gellért Spa has 13 swimming pools, Finnish saunas, steam cabins and individual massages. These pools are the cornerstone of the building:

  • 3 outdoor pools - a wave pool, a whirlpool and a children's pool.
  • 2 larger indoor whirlpool pools
  • 8 smaller indoor treatment pools

Healing water not only for the musculoskeletal system

The local healing water helps especially patients with musculoskeletal and respiratory problems. Arthritis, joint and spine diseases, disc problems, post-traumatic joint injuries, as well as vascular and gynaecological problems and respiratory disorders, especially asthma, are treated here.

The spa is fed by thermal water from the depths of the neighbouring Gellért mountain. The magnesium water contains sulphates, sodium, sodium bicarbonate, fluoride ions or chlorides.

Admission and practical information

The spa is open daily from 9:00 to 19:00.

There is always a day pass only, which includes access to all the pools, the Finnish sauna, the steam chambers, as well as a locker for putting things away. Prices are the same for all ages:

  • 10 500 huf - Monday to Thursday
  • 12 000 huf - Friday, weekends and public holidays
  • 13 000 huf - holidays
  • Online ticket purchase

You can then pay extra at the box office for various private treatments such as massages, pedicures or manicures. For a detailed price list, visit the spa's official website.

You will need a swimsuit with you, and a swimming cap is required for the large outdoor pool, but this can be bought on site for 2 000 huf, as well as a towel.


The Gellért Spa is part of a complex with a beautiful 4* Danubius Hotel GellértIn which you get a night in a 2-bed room for around 150 eur, but you have 1 free entry to the spa during your entire stay.

Location and transport

The spa can be found on the Buda side of the Danube below the Gellért-hégy hill and is easily accessible on foot via the Szabdság híd bridge or by public transport:

  • Szent Gellért tér station - metro M4; trams 19, 41, 47, 48, 49, 56, 56A; bus 133E

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