Budapest is known as the city of restorative thermal waters. There are ten public thermal baths throughout the city. Lukacs Thermal Baths and Spa is found on Frankel Leo utca on the Buda side of Margaret Bridge. The spa has been in existence since the Middle Ages.
Plaques of thanks at Lukacs Baths.
The architecture of Lukacs Baths.
Centuries of Healing Waters
The spa contains three indoor medicinal pools, three outdoor swimming pools with a small jetted relaxation area, and a very small wave area. In addition the wellness area of the baths contains an additional two indoor pools and two outdoor pools for treatment.
Sauna, Steam and Massage
There are also free steam rooms and saunas within the baths. For an additional fee you can have one of several massages, including an aroma relax massage, a chocolate massage, or a sole reflex zone massage.
The entrance of Lukacs Thermal Baths
One of three outdoor pools at Lukacs Thermal Baths.
a jetted relaxation area at Lukacs.
The hottest of three indoor thermal pools. This one is kept at 40 degrees celsius.
Two women drinking the restorative water of Lukacs in a relaxation area.
Though Lukacs Thermal Bath and Spa is on a smaller scale than others in the city, it’s very clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. My first visit was a little daunting as I found my way around. At first it’s very maze like, but with one visit you will have a clear understanding of where the indoor and outdoor pools lie. You’ll also easily sort out where the lockers and changing rooms are, as well as where you can find each of the restorative heated pools, steam rooms and saunas. The cost of a day at Lukacs is 3,000 forient (approximately $13,50 US). For an extra 2,800 ft (12.75 US) you can have a private changing room and a 2o minute massage.