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Curious Baths - Ottoman Heritage

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Budapest, Hungary

  • Activities

    Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing, Wellness Retreat

  • Price
    $27 USD per person
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Avg Distance

    4 kms

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)


  • Starting Location

    Nyugati Pu - Western Railway station Platform 10 (Metro 3)

  • Price Includes

    Entrace to the baths to visit, guided walk with English speaking guide, snacks and a glass of wine.

  • Notes

    Possibility to stay in the thermal bath for treatment or bathing is voluntary (cca 15 USD)


  • The first bath discovered by the roman legion fighters who set into the muddy water and recovered from their injuries later became Turkish bath, built by Veli bej in the 16th century can be visited today.
  • The walk to the knight of Roses, the legendary dervish, whose tomb is visited as the northest shrine of the muslim world, giving you an amazing view over the city and an insight into his legend.
  • Walking down an ancient route you can taste the 'Turkish delight' and a glass of wine while listenning to the story of the Caravan Serai and visiting a still functioning thermal bath.
  • Entering the Castle from the 'Water town' the path lead through the walls erected by Turksih soldiers and while there we can see the plaque of the last Pasha of Buda.
  • We descend from the Castle to reach a traditional Turkish bath, the most spectecular one, which is a place of bathing culture and music rave parties


Trip Info

Bathing culture in Budapest dates back to the Roman times. They have discovered the immense curative potential of the thermal waters of the area. The Turkish built the first baths, that you can still visit today. Listen to the story of the Harems, the Caravan Serai, the thermal baths…
You can discover the secrets of their culture, learn about their heritage visit the shrine of a Dervish and learn about the healing powers of the thermal baths. Come to this enchanting journey to experience the oriental wellness and taste the orient for a change!

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