The very first lido of Pápa was built in 1932 by Count Tamas Esterhazy. The complex had two 50 x 25-meter swimming pools, cabanas, sun terraces, a snack bar and a water slide.

Ever since Pápa has had a long tradition of bathing culture, and also these days the town has a huge spa and swim complex.

With more than 3500 m2, the thermal bath, spa and swim complex has for all ages something to offer.

The thermal bath, adventure, spa, wellness and swim complex was opened in 2003, in Castle Garden of the Esterházy Castle and has been awaiting guests in the summer with 18, in the winter with 11 indoor and outdoor pools, including swim - out adventure-, seating pools and pools with water slides, and saunas facilities.

Since the classification of the thermal water to spa water in 2005, the Várkertfürdő not just a thermal bath anymore, but a spa with own medical center.
In autumn 2011, the new medical center was completed offering a wide range of therapeutical services and treatments for its guests to heal.

The complex has currently 7 giant slides for both children and adults.

Other pools:

  • Large swimming pool on 1000 m2 - 2-story diving board, water polo, water volleyball and other water play facilities
  • “Winnie pool" - Toddler pool
  • "Big Foot" Pool for bigger kids
  • Family sitting pool with warm water
  • Mixed adventure pool
  • Pools with slides
  • Giant Special Swimming Pool with diving board

Library, playground, snack bars, sun loungers and sandy sport fields offer a full range of entertainment and relaxation.

The health services of the Hotel Villa Classica are provided by the Thermal Spa of Pápa.