This thermal Bath is among the historic indoor and outdoor thermal bath spa in the city and the best thing is that it is naturally heated by hot springs. Lukacs bath can be used by both men and women every day but the swimming pools are clearly indicated, for example, the men swimming pool and the women swimming pool. There is a wide range of tickets that you can buy to have access to this building. You can get easy access to all the pools and sauna with just a single ticket. The only optional area in the bath is the sauna world which houses 5 extra saunas, igloo, ice cooling pool, and heated Roman bench. You can come here on Fridays every even week to experience the sauna nights which starts from 8 pm to 2 am
Lukacs bath has a great history and these geothermal hot spring waters were used in the 12th century by the St John’s Knights. It was later used by the Turkish dignitaries and soldiers during the 16th century before it got a complete overhaul and rebuilt as a spa hotel and wellness center called Saint Luke during the 1880s. The bath was officially turned into a water hospital in the 1970s for the treatment of locomotive diseases and it is then used for physiotherapy.
Things to know about Lukacs bath
This bath can be found close to Csaszar Thermal Bath and swimming pool. It is considered to be the oldest operating thermal bath in the city and it was originally constructed by the Szokoli Mustafa. The building was later redesigned by Jozsef Hild in 1844 and it is now a part of the National Institute of rheumatology and physiotherapy.
Lukacs bath features a modest architecture and facilities which is a contrast to some of the popular baths in the city like Szechenyi Bath and the popular Gellert Bath which are both ornate palaces. This bath has its own strengths and specialties such as the numerous Gratitude Tablets or the stone plaques on the walls that say which is a testament of the healing power of the geothermal waters. The Himalayan salt Room helps in curing respiratory problems, there is also a weight bath which is used for stretching the back and treatment of spinal injuries.
This bath is a hidden gem in the city and it is a perfect destination to go if you want to have the water to yourself and simply relax without the crowd. It is located on the Buda side and it houses a cave underneath which is known as Szemlohegyi Cave. Lukacs bath offers a unique experience from other top tourist baths and if you want to learn everything about the city bath experience, you can head to Szechenyi Baths or Gellert Spa. Lukacs bath is a hotspot for locals and tourists as it is used as a party venue of the Saturday night party series.