Pálinka Museum, Budapest

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Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

1. Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Book your full-day ticket to the Széchenyi Bath in advance and take advantage of complimentary tasting of Hungary's famous spirit "pálinka" on an optional guided tour inside the Pálinka Museum. The Széchenyi Bath is the largest thermal spring bath complex not only in Budapest but in Europe as well. It was built in 1913 in a Neo-baroque style. At the time it opened its baths were private, having separate steam baths for men and women, as well as different public baths for men and women. In 1927, the spa complex was expanded and today it comprises 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools. After its expansion, the thermal artesian wasn’t adequate to supply the spa, so a new well was drilled. The second thermal spring dates from 1938. Towels and swimsuits are available for purchase only, no rental. Please note that swimsuits that cover the entire body are not permitted. During your visit, blow off some steam at the pools of Széchenyi Spa (built-in 1913.), which is Europe’s largest healing bath with its’ 15 indoor, and 3 grand outdoor pools. Pools are of varying temperatures, between 18 to 38 °C (64 to 100 °F), and complex covering 6220 square meters (67000 sq ft) also includes saunas and steam bath. Afterward, discover a hidden gem in the city center to taste some Hungarian pálinka (spirits; non-alcoholic drinks are also available). Differently from whiskey or vodka, pálinka is made exclusively from different sorts of fruits and has an aromatic smell. Inside the Pálinka Museum's interactive exhibits, you will learn about its birth, tradition, and history. That’s why Hungary's Pálinka Act of Parliament exists which regulates and protects the production and quality of palinka.

Budapest: Pálinka Experience Showroom Tickets and Combos

2. Budapest: Pálinka Experience Showroom Tickets and Combos

Get an entry ticket to the Pálinka Museum in Budapest, see the exhibition and listen as your guide tells you about Hungarian drinks. Learn to drink like a Hungarian and sip on some Palika, Taste Hungary's famous pálinka (a traditional fruit brandy) while attending an interactive exhibition about the history of pálinka in Hungary around the world. With this ticket, see the exhibition and taste a small shot of this delicious drink. The museum is in the heart of Budapest, and its mission is to share pálinka with everyone worldwide. Or, if you'd like to try out more varieties of pálinka, select the tasting option to try 3 more types of pálinka. Made only out of Hungarian fruit, this drink can be made from pears, apples, plums, apricots, or cherries. During the tasting, a professional guide will teach you more about the drink and show you the right way to truly taste it. Get a taste of Hungary you'll want to take home with you.

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What people are saying about Pálinka Museum, Budapest

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 7,457 reviews

The spas are relaxing after a morning of sightseeing . We did have an issue with our voucher . The number was already used and my name showed as being used that day already. The clerk believed me and worked to resolve ( it did take a good 30 mins of our planned spa time though

We had such a fun day at the Thermal Baths, it’s definitely a must do if you have a full day, and want to sit and relax. There are lots of different baths to choose from, and they all vary in temperature. Favourite thing about our holiday, and good price for it!

Excellent experience . Nice staff . Clean !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!everything'’’’’’’ is amazing ……………….,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,’magical !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’

Easy to redeem voucher at the counter. Didn’t do the tour and they never gave us the option at the desk so I don’t know what it’s about.

Brilliant Experience, well worth the money. Do bring your own towels as they are not the cheapest to buy.