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In operation since the 19th century, this laid-back hillside pool complex is located near the northern border of Buda, meaning that getting here requires a miniature day trip for most... but with entry this cheap, it’s worth the journey.
Adult daily ticket: 1,000 forints, including locker usage
Opened in 1989, Budapest’s newest public swimming center features huge pools and grassy areas for sunbathing, along with a beach-volleyball court and a sauna, providing something for everyone in this Zugló-district paradise. (Editor’s note: Paskál is closed for renovations until July 15th.)
Adult daily ticket: 2,000 forints (2,200 forints during weekends)
Sited on the Pest riverbank just north of Árpád Bridge, the thermal-water pools of this huge complex offer all sorts of amenities for wellness and recreation, including underwater massaging jet-streams, a playground, and a new sauna.
Adult daily ticket: 2,000 forints (2,400 forints during weekends)
This stately thermal bath was originally built close to the Castle District by occupying Turks during the 16th century; while this historic site is the least sunshiny swimming spot on this list, its city-center location makes it easy to visit.
Adult daily ticket: 2,400 forints, including locker usage
Just a few steps away from the laid-back hangouts of Római Part (and the Rómaifürdő ferryboat stop), this tree-shaded aqua park features multiple pools, huge water slides, a steam bath, and a sauna, making this a full-family hotspot.
Adult daily ticket: 2,400 forints (2,700 forints during weekends)