Finding the Gellert Baths should not have been as difficult as it was. We were tired, a little grumpy and decided the baths would be a great way to spend our afternoon. The front desk lady gave us a map and marked where we wanted to go but actually marked the wrong spot on the map. Off by just a bit but enough to send us running around in circles trying to find the baths. We wandered down the street and back. Wandered up Gellert hill to the Citadel where we didn’t find them but looking down we could see them. It was a long quiet walk down to the baths but having found them our mood started to lighten.
The building is beautiful and once inside we found the dressing rooms and got changed. We hit the mixed pool first and we started to relax. Then we went to the women’s only side where there are two hot pools, a cold pool, a sauna, a steam room.
We happily spent hours hopping from pool to pool, to the sauna, to the cool pool, to the hot pool, to the steam room, to the cool pool, to the hot pool. It was lovely, I wish I had the baths next door to my house, I would go everyday. I loved it and felt all the tension disappear. By the time we left we were in much better spirits and laughing again. The baths had done their magic and put us back on track. The outdoor pools were closed but that didn’t matter, we were fine with hanging in the women’s section.
I can’t wait to go back, I dream of them often.