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Popular amongst tourists and locals alike, providing a central get-away from the claustrophobic inner city on hot and sunny day!
1138 Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 340 4505
The Palatinus Strandfürdő is a large outdoor swimming complex with several thermal pools on the centrally located leafy green Margaret Island. Being mainly an outdoor facility, it is only open in the summer, when it is one of the most popular attractions of Budapest, providing a central get-away from the claustrophobic inner city on hot and sunny day! On cooler days the thermal plunge pools are perfect for a long soak.
Before being converted into a swimming complex in the early 20th century, it used to be a natural beach along the banks of the River Danube. Its 11 pools spread across a 750 km2 park with water slides, a wave pool, an adventure pool, a children's pool, and several spa pools fed by thermal springs found under the Island, as well as a football field, volleyball court and a children's playground. Needless to say snack bars are dotted about for a complete beach experience.