This is a must-do activity in Budapest. Whatever the season, the outdoor baths are open.
There are three huge outdoor thermal baths, and many small ones inside the building, along with a sauna and shower rooms. Visitors can use the lockers, individual changing rooms and towel rental.
Spend the afternoon relaxing and people watching. Bring cash for a towel rental deposit. Food and drink can be purchased at the bar.
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While staying at the lovely Kapital Inn Boutique B&B, the proprietor stated that the thermal baths are not just medicinal and healing. The baths also allow us to see the typical Hungarian woman participating in a cultural tradition. One can see the Ottoman's influence on this Eastern European city by noting the architecture and then celebrate the art of massage in one of the various parlors upstairs.
A cloudy, rainy day is perfect for spending at the spa. Or, if you're in Budapest, visit one of the bath houses. There are countless pools of varying temperatures and there's nothing like sinking into a hot pool of spring water and letting the day pass by.
When Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fermi was asked if he believed in extraterrestrials, he replied: "They are among us, but they call themselves Hungarians."
Where millennia old Roman ruins & 500 year old Turkish monuments can be found side by side. Where Central Europe's largest fresh water lake - Balaton, provide a natural aquatic paradise for its visitors
And, where hundreds of therapeutic mineral springs gush up from the depths of their volcanic tubes...
The Széchenyi thermal bath is Europe's largest medicinal bath. At the Széchenyi Bath and Spa, guests can relax in water containing fluoride, metabolic acid, calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, sodium and sulphate that treats AR & is useful for orthopedic and post-injury treatments.
Drinking the well water is believed to help a whole host of ailments like ulcers, gall bladder illness, calcium deficiency and kidney stones.
Escape the dreary European winter with a trip to Budapest and enjoy the outdoor baths. Széchenyi Bath complex was a bit off the typical tourist route and where the locals stay warm on cold eastern european winter days.