In my previous post about things to do in Budapest I mentioned to go to the thermal baths, but I left it without any visual confirmation. It is because I am afraid that there were way too many pictures. Therefore, this post commits to convince you all that while visiting Budapest enjoying the thermal baths is a must.
The Szechenyi Thermal Baths are located on the Pest side of Budapest, near the metro station caring the same name (Szechenyi Furdo). These thermal baths are one of the largest spa complexes in Europe and the first one to be build on the Pest side, on the left bank of Danube, of Budapest. The building features a modern renaissance style of the years between 1909 and 1913. It has 3 big outdoor pools with thermal water and around 11 indoor medicinal pools.
The services offered beside the outdoor and indoor pools include steam chambers, saunas, massages, pedicure, cellulite treatment, aqua fitness, in two words – spa paradise. Beside these, people who have chronic diseases or are looking for after accident treatments, can have the medicinal services which include balneotherapy, mud treatment, private tub-bath and many others.
That is everything you can get during the day, while during the night the outdoor pools transform in a Spa Party. How cool can that be! Unfortunately, at the time when we decided to join these parties, the tickets were sold out. But I would recommend to you, who plan visiting Budapest to try out one of these parties.
The water temperature had like 37 degrees Celsius, and it was perfect for lying and doing nothing (activity that lately became my favorite). It is recommended to stay in water no more than 20 min, thing that I found out after I spent 3 hours in water.