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 bu hot springs, which also feed the nearby zoo!