The day after we went to the Gellert Baths we decided to go to the Széchenyi Thermal Baths in City Park. It’s easy to find and after a day spent out in the cool wind on a city tour we were really looking forward to the warm baths. The building is beautiful and there is room after room of baths. We spent hours again going from room to room, hopping from bath to bath, checking out the sauna, the steam room and then heading outside.
It was January and cold but the pools are hot and so welcoming. There are three pools outside a very hot one, a hot one and a regular pool. The regular pool you need a swim cap to go in so we didn’t go in that one. The hot one has a circular river run in the middle where you can just float in circles in the hot water. The very hot one was lovely and we didn’t want to leave. It was a clear beautiful night and the water was so welcoming after being cold for most of the day.
I definitely want to go back and love the baths in Budapest. It’s hard to pick a favourite because I liked both for different reasons. The Gellert are smaller and I liked the women’s section but the Széchenyi baths have so many baths to hop in and out of. I’ll have to make sure I have time to go to both again when I go back.
Here is more information on the Széchenyi Thermal Bath