Palatinus Baths on Margaret Island Budapest

Palatinus Baths Budapest Margaret Island Lido
Palatinus Baths Budapest

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.

Palatinus Thermal Baths and Lido Budapest Margaret Island Danube
Palatinus Baths & Lido – Margaret Island  Budapest

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 Thermal Spring Bath Budapest Margaret Island Wave Pool
Palatinus Wave Pool

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.


Ideal For

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.

Budapest Margaret Island Palatinus Lido Thermal Bath Slides
Budapest Palatinus Slides
  • 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 shoulder height),  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

Opening hours:

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

Budapest Margaret Island Palatinus Lido Thermal Bath Arial Danube
Margaret Island Palatinus Lido

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.

Margaret Island Budapest Palatinus Baths Emile Guilleaume Statue
Margaret Island Budapest Palatinus Baths Emile Guilleaume Statue

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.



  1. Dear all,
    can I come even with one of my sons 1,5 yrs? He has swimming lessons and loves water. Is that allowed?

    1. Dear Kristýna,
      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.

    1. Hello Kirby,
      Thank you for getting in touch with us.
      We recommend family tickets for you:
      Family ticket for 4 (at least 2, 3-14-year-old children)
      Weekdays: 12,300 HUF and Weekends:13,700 HUF.
      Adult tickets are HUF 4,400 on weekdays.
      Have a lovely summer holiday in Budapest and enjoy the lido!

  2. Hello – we want to take our kids however we are a bit in doubt about the waterslides and height. Our daugther is 126cm – can she use the slides? On the Palentinus homepage it says 120cm shoulderheight however you just state 120cm. What is it?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello Thorvald,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      It is 120 cm shoulder height, we have updated the website. Thank you for pointing this out.
      There are smaller water slides for children, so she can enjoy them.
      Have a lovely summer holiday in Budapest!

    1. Dear Sofia,
      Thank you for contacting us.
      We have sent you an email with more details.
      Enjoy your stay in Budapest!

    1. Hello Jude,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Tickets are available on the spot, online ticket sale is limited but the walk in guests are always welcomed.
      Have a wonderful summer holiday in Budapest!

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