In the 16th and 17th century, during the Turkish occupation, medicinal baths were built along the bank of the Danube: Király, Rudas, Császár and Rác Baths – these are the most popular Turkish Budapest spas, since they are still being used today.
Rudas Thermal Baths are believed to have been built in the 1550s and extended by Pasha Sokol Mustafa in 1566. The main part of the baths is the Turkish baths, which dates from this period. It has an octagonal plunge pool under a 10 meter span dome supported by eight columns and four small corner pools with different temperature water.
The swimming pool dates from 1896 and was the second indoor pool in Budapest. The curative spa water is principally used to remedy rheumatic diseases. There are also complex physiotherapy services offered on the second floor of the spa.
The hot water springs of Rudas Bath have been in use since the Middle Ages, which makes it one of the oldest operating Budapest spas. The octagonal pool and the hemispherical dome make the building one of the most beautiful still standing Turkish bathhouses. The swimming pool and the steam baths are additions from the 20th century. Men and women can visit the baths separately on alternating days, and we recommend you to try it on a single-sex day, it is a great adventure, and you can only try this in Rudas Budapest spa.
Rudas spa also gives home to the audio-visual genre of Cinetrip programs (you can read more in a separate article)
1013 Budapest, Döbrentei tér 9.
|Year of building:||16th century|
|Opening hours:||Monday-Sunday: 06:00 – 20:00 Friday, Saturday: 22:00 – 04:00|
|Entrance fee:||Between 2.300 - 4.200 HUF|