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Budapest XIII. kerület

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  • Day194

    Szechenyi Baths

    December 30, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ 🌙 -1 °C

    An entire day spent soaking in the thermal waters of the Szechenyi Baths. Planned from 1868, completed in 1913, the spa is a neo-Baroque landmark and feat of water engineering. There are a series of indoor pools of varying temperatures, saunas and 2 large outdoor pools where the water temp was around 30 degrees whilst the outdoor temp was hovering around 3-5 degrees. The steam rising up from the surface of the water gives everything a magical quality and that sunset just topped the day off perfectly.Read more

  • Day1311

    Szechenyi thermal baths

    July 1, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 35 °C

    After a late arrival we literally dropped our bags and ran out to get a bite to eat so the unpacking has been left till this morning. I check on Google maps and the Szechenyi thermal baths is within 50 mins walk and as I've explained to Amber, no better way to explore a city than walk. I just keep stopping to look around me. The city is so beautiful . Budapest is split in two, one half called Buda and the other half Pest. We are staying on the Buda side but at some point during the week we'll venture a across the water.
    Our walk takes us through streets flanked by huge houses and government buildings until we stumble across a restaurant I've been recommended called Vimtage garden. It's a beautiful place adorned with flowers very vintage chic. I order the mussels and have to say they're the best I've ever eaten. Bellys filled we continue although the temperature is 36 it feels more like a full on hike than a stroll through the park. .
    Eventually we arrive at the baths and boy they don't disappoint. It's one of the largest medicinal baths in Europe, supplied by two thermal springs. The water is on average 38 degrees which is about the same temperature as the weather at the moment. We spend the whole day here just chilling. There are also cold pools as well as a full sized swimming pool and I get in and out the hot and cold hoping for some medical miracle for my sciatica and I have to say by the time I get out there is definitely some relief from the pain. It's a miracle!!!!!
    We aim to catch the metro back but when we get to the ticket booth the machine has over heated and gone blank so we can't buy a ticket. If you get caught without a ticket it's a £100 fine so Amber and I walk through the park and jump onto a tram that looks like a flexibus.
    There are multiple modes of transport here and it's so easy to get around. We head back to the apartment and glam up for the evening.
    Amber treats us to a beautiful meal by the river and as we walk back we decide to take in an ice cream. The problem is we can't find a place that sells it and end up walking all the way back to the river to get one. Amber happy we head back to the room xx
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  • Day18

    Sunrise Szechenyi

    December 30, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ -3 °C

    A strategically early start this morning, arriving at Szechenyi baths at 7am in a bid to outrun the bulk of other tourists - it worked! The baths are the biggest in the city and very much plural - lots of different temperatures you're meant to cycle through.

    When you go in, you get changed in a little cabin with a clever locking system so it can be used from both ends - it has two doors, you walk in one end, flip a plank over to jam both, and when you're ready, walk out the other. You put your stuff in a locker then have a shower, and go explore.

    We gunned it for the two outdoor pools as we knew they'd be most likely to fill up later, and did our time in the indoor ones (full of locals, mainly old fat men) towards the end of our two hour stay.

    No pictures of inside the pools because we left our phones in the lockers but it was a new experience for sure, particularly being in a steamy 38 degree pool in - 2 outside, walking on ice to get in. Loved it.
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  • Day20

    Szechenyi take 2

    January 1, 2020 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Lou and I stayed up all night with the aim to roll straight through to the baths at 6am, but just as we were about to leave (after 3 hours of dancing in the kitchen to stay awake, and everyone else dropping off, including Rich at 5am, succumbing to napping on the kitchen floor) a last minute google revealed they only opened at 11am on New Year's Day - foiled!! We kipped for a few hours then got our bath.Read more

  • Day15

    Szechenyi Spa

    March 20, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Kicked off my time in Budapest with such a relaxing day at the Szechenyi Spa with a cheeky massage. Feeling refreshed after all the walking I've done the past couple of weeks. Traveling is so difficult...Read more

  • Day3

    Budapest III

    August 6, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Heute waren wir den ganzen Tag im Széchenyi Thermalbad, eines der bekanntesten hier!⛲️ Davor haben wir uns kurz den Heldenplatz angesehen, der nur 400m entfernt liegt! Abends gingen wir dann in die Hummusbar etwas essen und machten uns dann auf den Weg zu unserer Schiffsfahrt, die um 22 Uhr begann und 1,5h dauerte.⛵️ Danach gingen wir noch ins Szimpla Kert, einen Ruinenbar in der man wirklich gut feiern kann! Gegen 3 fielen wir dann erschöpft ins Bett!Read more

  • Day4

    Viel Wasser

    September 5, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Sehr entspannter Tag ohne Fußarbeit. Chillen im Szechenyi-Bad, Abendessen im Tokyo, Bootsfahrt auf der Donau. Und... klar, zufällig eine ehemalige Arbeitskollegin aus Freiburg getroffen.😊

  • Day21

    Széchenyi Bath

    July 26, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    What to do on a windy day with impressive cloud formations covering the sky; setting the light of the city? No need to ask that question twice! After forcing ques for the ticket and poor changing facilities the largest Tyrkish Bath in Budapest is quite an experience. Outdoor pools along cafes and bars, indoor pools with different temperatures in beautifull old rooms with impressive roofs and colonnades; one more beautifull than the other. Almost felt like a museum. It was quite crowded though, and one definitely wish to wear slippers between the pools. Our searching for dinner was accompanied by silent rain and a beautifull sky. For our last night of the journy we had a great gullash and yet another version of Pina Colada. And finally we tried different gins which is not gonna happen again!
    Perfect ending of a perfect summer holiday.
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