Duna Arena

The brand new jewelry box of Hungary and Budapest


Budapest’s new wonder, the Duna Aréna was built to be the main venue of the 17th FINA World Championships in 2017. It is considered as a huge achievement, as it was completed in less than two years, a record-breaking time.



The complex features two Olympic-size pools – the competition pool is 3m deep, while the depth of the warm-up pool can be set; according to the need and by involving temporary but indoor stands it can accommodate more than 5,000 spectators as well as, cater to all demands of any large-scale event. Applying the latest development is all areas, this magnificent building shall become a great home of each aquatic discipline and can host a series of international events. Even though it’s going to offer more than 15,000 seats in re-enlarged mode within months if another major showcase visits the city, as it was the 17th FINA World Championships.

It is important to highlight that the construction of the complex was carried out in an environmental conscious and sustainable way, as a significant part of the temporary stands will be re-used and installed in other facilities.

The essential purpose of the final structure was the unique ability to fill the needs of major Hungarian Aquatics Organizations ranging from Swimming to Water Polo, Synchronized Swimming and Diving. Additionally, it will also provide opportunity for the general public both for engaging in water sport activities and for water related pursuit of leisure as well

You can also take a tour online.

The official website of the Duna Arena.


1135 Budapest, Népfürdő utca 36.


  • Metro line M3 is under reconstruction. From the station Lehet tér, you can take the M3 Replacement buses to station „Forgách” street. From there, it is around 8-10 minutes walk to the main entrance.
  • Main line buses No. 15 or 115 (bus stop is at the main entrance)
  • Tramline 1 from Árpád bridge from „Népfürdő” stop (8-10 minutes walk to the main entrance)