Lukács Thermal Bath – Budapest, Hungary

One of the most effective thermal water of Budapest!

History of Lukács Thermal Bath

In the 12th century, knights of the order of Saint John engaging in curing the sick settled in the area of today’s Lukács Bath, followed by the orders of Rhodos and Malta, who built their monasteries baths as well. The bath operated through the time of the Turks but the energy of the springs were used primarily to produce gunpowder and for grinding wheat. After the reoccupation of Buda, the bath became the property of the Treasury. In 1884, Fülöp Palotay purchased the bath from the Treasury, thus a series of transformations began. The spa hotel was built, an up-to-date hydrotherapy department was established and the swimming pool was transformed. People wishing to be healed came from all over the world. Following their successful healing cure, they placed marble tablets o­n the wall of the Bath’s courtyard to express their gratitude.

The drinking cure hall of the Bath was built in 1937. The first department to ensure complex thermal bath facilities (daytime hospital) was established in 1979 in Budapest, in the Lukács Thermal Bath. In 1999, the open-air pools of the swimming pool section were modernised. In the course of this, the so-called mud-pond, hardly used before, was replaced by a fancy pool, equipped with a whirling corridor, underwater effervescence, neck shower, water beam back massage hidden in the seat banks, whirlpool, geysers, effervescent bed and many other facilities unfamiliar before this time. The two swimming pools of various temperature in the other courtyard of the Bath were also rebuilt with water-filtering and circulation devices.

By public transportation: buses 9 and 109, tramways 4, 6, 17 and 19 and by suburban train HÉV o­n the line to Szentendre-Békásmegyer, up to the stop “Margit Bridge”.

Healthcare Services:

  • thermal baths for both men and women
  • underwater traction-bath for men and women
  • carbondioxide bath
  • underwater water jet massage
  • medical massage
  • aroma massage
  • refreshing massage
  • foot reflex zone massage
  • sauna world (Guests buying tickets to the sauna world receive armbands. The colour of the armbands is different each day. Guests wearing an armband can use the services of the sauna world several times a day.)
  • infrared sauna
  • steam-bath
  • mud-treatment
  • Himalaya saltwall
  • curative gymnastics
  • drink diets

Swimming pool and thermal department


  • swimming pool 1
    • water temeperature    26 °C
    • water surface area     310 nm
    • water depth               1 – 1,9 m
  • swimming pool 2
    • water temperature    22 °C
    • water surface area     368 nm
    • water dept                 1,4 – 1,9 m
  • adventure pool
    • water temperature    32-33 °C
    • water surface area      220 nm
    • water depth                1,13 m
  • thermal bath
    • water temperature    24-40 °C
  • underwater tractionbath
    • water temperature    36 °C


  • Kneipp pool
  • sinking pool
  • sauna
  • lounge
  • Himalaya saltwall


Park area: 1230 m2

Water Composition of Lukács Thermal Bath

Hot spring water with calcium, magnesium, hydrogen-carbonate and sulphate, chloride, also containing sodium and with a substantial content of fluoride ions.

Therapeutic suggestions:

  • degenerative joint diseases
  • chronic and sub-acute arthritis
  • spinal deformity
  • discus hernia
  • neuralgia
  • post-accident rehabilitation

Photos: official website

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