Spend a lovely day out on the Margaret Island Budapest, and splash in the waters of Palatinus Baths, which awaits you with over a dozen pools filled with natural spring water (cold, cool and hot). Visit Budapest’s first outdoor thermal baths which is now both indoor and outdoor, open all year round.
As you explore the many different pools, enjoy the natural settings, the huge green island in the heart of the city of Budapest. It is a perfect program for anyone, for families with younger / older children too. In summer time Palatinus is hugely popular among local and foreign visitors alike with its 4 kid pools, artificial wave pool, colourful slides, indoor pools (some hot, some cold plunge pools), massage and mud treatments, saunas, and other wellness services.
Palatinus Baths awaits you with 10 different pools, giant slides and a spa- wellness area which is open all year round. There is something for everyone, huge slides, sport and fun pools, sunbathing area, buffets etc.
Who is Palatinus Thermal Bath and Lido recommended for? Since the bath has turned into an all year round bath complex, not only a summer resort, the Palatinus Bath & Lido on Margaret Island has been recommended for anyone who wishes to enjoy the hot and cooled down spring waters, but especially ideal for children and parents as well as sportsmen/women.
- Everyone – regardless of age, nationality – baths, massages, treatments. Cheaper than Szechenyi Baths or Gellert Spa the top tier thermal baths. When: 4 seasons / all year
- Families with Kids – family tickets, child discounts (3-14 year olds), slides (for kids over 120cm), playground. When: summertime
- Runners on Margaret Island – there are specific runner tickets to let you combine a good jog. To boot, there’s an outdoor fitness park. When: 4 seasons / all year
The opening times of Palatinus baths have changed from 27 April, 2019. Please note that the outdoor section closes as the cold seasons set in, (around October up till late April), and only the indoor section stays open.
Monday – 08:00 – 20:00
Tuesday – 08:00 – 20:00
Wednesday – 08:00 – 20:00
Thursday – 08:00 – 20:00
Friday – 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday – 08:00 – 20:00
Sunday – 08:00 – 20:00
If you are planning to visit Margaret Island and spend a nice day out, Palatinus Baths can be an ideal closing program of the day.
History of Palatinus Baths
The baths was first opened in 1919 near the Danube. The baths was closed for enlargement after the first year. In 1921 the new baths was handed over with the large pool and additional hot and cold water pools.
At the end of the 1930s, Palatinus was expanded by the plans of István Janáky and Károly Szőke and a wave pool was built in addition. The wave pool is still in operation today.
The bath was restored again after the Second World War in 1958, the beach was expanded with a 10,000-square-foot grassy sunbathing area.
In the 1970s an additional 18,000 square meters of land was added to the baths area with
playgrounds, football courts, and sitting areas.
Palatinus Baths was modernized in 2002 when the pools were equipped with water filters and new pieces of equipment (neck massage jets, bubble baths and new fun pools) to make the bathing even more fun.
can I come even with one of my sons 1,5 yrs? He has swimming lessons and loves water. Is that allowed?
Yes, you can bring your little one to Palatinus Lido/ Thermal Bath. Some of the pools are adult only or accessible only to children who have been potty trained, while splash pads designed for the youngest ones can be used with a swimming nappy. The bath entry is free for children under 3 years old.