Taking the Waters in Budapest

Some reasons to take to the waters in Budapest. A more detailed blog will follow – hopefully! – when I return home.


The Széchenyi Baths in Budapest comprise 3 outdoor pools and over a dozen indoor. I never made it indoors, enjoying instead the sunshine.



These stunning chandeliers greeted me as I entered.

The warmest bath was some 34 degrees C. There were fountains for massages, a whirlpool, even a lap pool; I only made a couple of hundred metres before my muscles relaxed into jelly.



A great place to do laps, or simply soak. Two guys are playing chess by the steps.



The view from indoors. Below, the walk to the upstairs change rooms.

The baths are fed by hot springs, which also feed the nearby zoo!

4 Thoughts on “Taking the Waters in Budapest

  1. I was here too, in December. It was so cool to be outside in the hot thermal waters when there were actually 0 degrees outside.

    • anneharrison on May 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm said:

      That I would love to do, watching the steam rise into the air – though it might prove a tad nippy when you get out of the water!

  2. Looking forward to your detailed post. It’s a dream of my wife’s and mine to someday visit Hungary. – Marty

  3. anneharrison on May 19, 2017 at 5:03 am said:

    Thank you Marty. Budapest was amazing – I didn’t get to see nearly enough of the place.

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