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Lukacs Baths | The historical thermal baths in Budapest

Nestled in the heart of Budapest, Lukacs Baths is a rejuvenating escape into a world where history meets relaxation. This thermal bathhouse, dating back centuries, is a testament to Budapest's rich cultural tapestry. Keep reading to discover the secrets of Lukacs Baths, the reasons it beckons travelers, and how you can make the most of your visit, including where to snag those coveted Lukacs Baths tickets.

Why visit the Lukacs Baths?

Why visit the Lukacs Baths?
  • Thermal Marvels: Immerse yourself in the therapeutic waters of Lukacs, sourced from natural hot springs.
  • Historical Charm: Lukacs Baths boast a history dating back to the Ottoman era. Feel the echoes of time as you relax in pools that have healed visitors for centuries.
  • Elegant Architecture: Marvel at the stunning architecture blending Art Nouveau and Gothic elements, adding an artistic flair to your relaxation.
  • Variety of Pools: Lukacs offers a variety of pools, each with a different temperature and mineral content. There's something for everyone, from hot pools that melt away stress to cold plunge pools that invigorate your senses.
  • Medical Wellness: Lukacs Baths is renowned for its medical wellness services. You can enjoy therapeutic massages and mud treatments and even consult with experts for personalized wellness plans.

Which Lukacs Baths ticket is best for you?

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If you are on a budget

Go for: Lukacs Baths + Hungarian Parliament Tour

  • This cost-effective ticket offering a 5% discount grants you full-day access to Lukacs Baths. 
  • Enjoy skip-the-line privileges and a guided tour at the Parliament, ensuring a wallet-friendly adventure to two iconic attractions.

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If you are traveling with kids

Go for: Lukacs Baths + Danube Sightseeing Cruise

  • Tailored for families, this combo ticket, with a 5% discount, seamlessly blends Lukacs Baths with a Danube sightseeing cruise, appealing to both adults and kids. 
  • With flexible drop-off points, it's a hassle-free choice if you are exploring Budapest with children.

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If you are traveling solo 

Go for: Full-day ticket

  • This ticket offers uninterrupted relaxation in the tranquil ambiance of Lukacs Baths for solo travelers. 
  • You can store your belongings securely in a locker or private cabin, allowing you to relish a distraction-free relaxation experience.

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If you are a history buff

Go for: Lukacs Baths + Hungarian Parliament Tour

  • History aficionados will relish this combo ticket, unlocking the architectural splendor of Lukacs Baths and delving into the historical narrative of the Hungarian Parliament. 
  • Save 5% and go on a guided tour that provides captivating insights into Hungary's political past.

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If you want to explore in-depth

Go for: Full-day ticket

  • The full-day ticket for Lukacs Baths allows you ample time to savor the intricate details of the baths' architecture and fully embrace the therapeutic benefits of its waters. 
  • Dive deep into a singular attraction for a comprehensive and enriching experience.

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Plan your visit to Lukacs Baths

Lukacs Baths Timings

Opening Hours

Genera Timings: 7 AM - 7 PM

Sauna World: Every weekend

Drinking Fountain: 11 AM - 6 PM (only on Wednesdays & Fridays)

Cash Desks: 7 AM - 6 PM

Rooftop Sunbathing Area & Fitness Park: May - October


  • You must leave all the pools and pool areas 20 minutes before closing time.
  • The hot air chamber is currently unavailable due to renovation.


Address: Frankel Leó út 25-29, 1027 Budapest, Hungary
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Pools at Lukacs Baths

thermal pools at Lukacs Baths

Thermal pools

Lukacs Baths boasts a range of thermal pools, each with a different temperature and therapeutic benefits. Immerse yourself in the soothing warmth that ranges from 33-35°C, a perfect remedy for tired muscles and stress.

Underwater traction pool at Lukacs Baths

Underwater traction pool 

Glide into the underwater traction pool (33-35°C), where the buoyancy lifts the weight off your shoulders—literally! Feel tension melt away as gentle currents massage your body, providing a one-of-a-kind aquatic therapy.

Leisure pool at Lukacs Baths

Leisure pool 

The leisure pool with temperatures around 33-35°C offers a serene escape. Whether you're floating effortlessly or striking up a conversation with fellow bathers, this warm oasis provides the ideal setting for unwinding.

Plunge pool at Lukacs Baths

Plunge pool

Take the plunge into the invigorating 20°C waters! The cold plunge pool at Lukacs Baths is not just a bold dip; it's a sensory awakening. Brace yourself for an instant burst of vitality and a truly refreshing experience.

Kneipp-pool at Lukacs Baths

Kneipp pool

The Kneipp pool offers a revitalizing foot massage and stimulates blood circulation through contrasts. Immerse yourself in the alternating warm and cold waters, a time-honored method for boosting your immunity.

Swimming pools at Lukacs Baths

Swimming pools

Whether you're a leisurely floater or a speedy swimmer, the swimming pools with inviting temperatures of 22°C and 26°C offer a refreshing aquatic haven. Don't miss gliding through the waters where the great Kodály once swam. 

What's inside Lukacs Baths?

private thermal bath at lukács baths

Thermal Section

Take a soothing dip in the mineral-rich thermal waters, believed to have several medicinal benefits.

Rooftop Sunbathing at Lukacs Baths

Rooftop Sunbathing

Bask in the warm Hungarian sun and enjoy fresh air as you take in panoramic views of Budapest.

Fitness Park in Lukacs Baths

Rooftop Fitness Park

Engage in invigorating workouts while surrounded by the beauty of Budapest on the rooftop fitness park. 

Saunas at Lukacs Baths


Choose from a variety of saunas and let the therapeutic heat and ambiance promote relaxation and detoxification.

Massages at Lukacs Baths


Pamper yourself with a range of massages with skilled therapists using a combination of techniques to soothe your muscles.

Beer spa at Lukacs Baths

Beer spa

Indulge in the goodness of beer-infused baths, known for their skin-nourishing properties. 

Budapest Spas Shop at Lukacs Baths

Budapest Spas Shop

Buy handmade soaps, Spas Kolop Mud, and spa accessories that capture the essence of Hungarian wellness. 

Medical Tub/Pool Baths at Lukacs Baths

Medical Tub/Pool Baths

These specialized baths are designed to address specific health concerns, offering a personalized approach to well-being.
Accessible with a medical prescription only.

Underwater Jet Massage at Lukacs Baths

Underwater Jet Massage

Get a gentle massage by the soothing force of underwater jets, a therapeutic dance that invigorates both body and soul. 
Accessible with a medical prescription only.

Mud Treatment at Lukacs Baths

Mud Treatment

This unique therapy combines the natural benefits of mud with expert care, ensuring a rejuvenating and transformative experience.
Accessible with a medical prescription only.

Underwater Traction at Lukacs Baths

Underwater Traction

This specialized treatment aims to relieve musculoskeletal issues, providing a holistic approach to wellness. 
Accessible with a medical prescription only.

History of Lukacs Baths

  • Back in the 12th century, the knights of the order of Saint John, dedicated to healing the sick, set up camp in what we now know as Lukács Bath. 
  • Soon after, the orders of Rhodes and Malta decided to join the party, constructing monastery baths in the vicinity. Interestingly, during the time of the Turks, the springs' energy took on a different role, being used primarily for producing gunpowder and grinding wheat.
  • Post the reoccupation of Buda, the bath switched hands to become the property of the Treasury. Fast forward to 1884, enter Fülöp Palotay, who snagged the bath from the Treasury, kickstarting a wave of transformations. A spa hotel emerged, a cutting-edge hydrotherapy department took shape, and the swimming pool underwent a remarkable facelift.
  • Word spread about the healing powers of Lukács Bath, attracting people from all corners of the globe. The Lukács Bath has definitely come a long way, blending centuries of history with modern transformations.

Lukacs Baths Architecture

Lukacs Baths Architecture
  • With their ornate Art Nouveau design, Lukacs Baths are a visual feast for architecture enthusiasts.
  • Dating back to the 19th century, the baths have undergone various renovations, resulting in a harmonious blend of old-world charm and contemporary elegance. The buildings feature decorative facades adorned with intricate stonework and delicate mosaics, which add to the baths' aesthetic appeal.
  • As you step inside, you'll be greeted by the grandeur of the interior spaces. Vaulted ceilings adorned with colorful frescoes, towering columns, and ornate chandeliers create a sense of opulence that's hard to match. 
  • Even the pools, with their elegant curves and pristine blue tiles, are a sight to behold.

Frequently asked questions about Lukacs Baths tickets

What are Lukacs Baths?

Lukacs Baths is one of Budapest's oldest and most revered thermal baths. This wellness oasis has a rich history that blends seamlessly with its modern amenities. The baths are famous for their healing mineral waters, making them a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

What is the price of Lukacs Baths tickets?

The starting price of Lukacs Baths tickets is €19. This includes full-day entry into the baths complex and access to a locker or private cabin.

Where can I book my Lukacs Baths tickets?

You can easily purchase your Lukacs Baths tickets online or at the entrance. Booking online in advance is recommended, especially during peak tourist seasons, to secure your spot and avoid long queues.

Do the Lukacs Bath waters have medicinal properties?

Yes! Lukacs Baths' thermal waters are renowned for their therapeutic properties. The water contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, and hydrogen carbonate, which are believed to alleviate various ailments, including arthritis and muscle pain.

What is the best time to visit Lukacs Baths?

The best time to visit Lukacs Baths is during the quieter hours, typically in the morning or late afternoon on weekdays. Avoid weekends if you prefer a more tranquil experience. Budapest's winters can be chilly, so a dip in the warm thermal pools is especially inviting during the colder months.

Can I store my belongings somewhere safe in Lukacs Baths?

Yes, Lukacs Baths offers secure storage facilities where you can safely store your belongings while you enjoy your soak.

Can I book a private bath at Lukacs Baths?

Yes! You can book a private bath at Lukacs Baths for a more intimate experience.

What are the timings of Lukacs Baths?

Lukacs Baths remain open from 7 AM to 7 PM. Timings for different facilities and services may vary.

Where is Lukacs Baths located?

Lukacs Baths are conveniently located in the Buda side of Budapest, nestled between Gellért Hill and the Margaret Bridge. The address is Frankel Leó út 25-29, 1023 Budapest, Hungary.

What do I need to bring when I visit Lukacs Baths?

Bring your swimsuit, a towel, and flip-flops.

What's inside Lukacs Baths?

Inside Lukacs Baths, you'll find a variety of thermal pools with different temperatures, saunas, steam rooms, wellness areas, medical areas, and much more. The architecture is a blend of old-world charm and modern comfort, creating a serene atmosphere.

Are Lukacs Baths wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, Lukacs Baths are not wheelchair accessible. The historic nature of the building makes it challenging to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility devices.

Are Lukacs Baths kids-friendly?

While children are allowed at Lukacs Baths, it's primarily an adult-oriented facility focused on relaxation and wellness. Keep in mind that the pools are not suitable for children below 14 years.