23 June 2012

Budapest Hungary - Day 3

Our final full day in Budapest and as the temperatures were extremely hot we opted for one of Budapest's famous baths. Just up from our hotel in City Park is the Szechenyi Baths. A 100 year old large ornate building built with 16 pools indoor and outdoor served by a thermal spring. We bought a day ticket, rented a small cabin for the day to change in and two sun loungers and soaked up the sun. It was very strange stepping outside from a temperature of nearly 40oC into a thermal pool of 38oC but surprisingly when you do come out you are refreshed.

The old men sit in the thermal pools for hours playing chess on the edge and the pools in Budapest really are part of daily life. People were popping in and out for a swim after work or at lunch. Highly recommended if you visit.

The last few pictures were taken of our hotel (Mamaison Andrassy) which was excellent, the typical buildings along Andrassy street and of some food and drink.

We really needed a full week to see everything on offer but as a long weekend city break it was perfect. A huge plus being the currency is Forints as opposed to the Euro, you get great value when over there.


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12 comments:

  1. The thermal pools look amazing, perfect after a busy couple of days exploring. The food looks good too!

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  2. That's really cool about the thermal baths, and love the photos again.

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  3. so sweeeeet!
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  4. SO jealous, the food the water... wow. I wish I were traveling!

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  5. Amazing photos! And the food looks delicious, I now want shrimps and strawberry haha

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  6. this is a very beautiful city! I was here, on this place! I bathed here - it's wonderful!

    xx
    Diana
    http://double-ganger.blogspot.com

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  7. Great photos! What beauitful shots- makes me wish I was there. Thanks for sharing these beauitfu land travel inspiring photos!

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  8. photos are so cute!especially in thermal baths!
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  9. Wow the thermal baths look great I'd love to go there ! :)
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  10. gorgeous photos and so yummy:)!

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  11. ouffffffff..... great photos! love the images of the food... yummie yummie... I want to go to Budapest too...it is in my bucket list!
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