The one place almost no one skips when they visit Budapest is the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. Photos of the bright blue outdoor pools juxtaposed with the buildings’ yellow facades have become quintessential images of this city. My advice if you choose to visit the thermal baths (which you absolutely should because, hello, 3 outdoor and 15 indoor pools easily accessible via public transit) is to bring a friend. I’m all for solo travel, but soaking in a hot tub is most enjoyable when interspersed with blissed-out conversation, so grab someone from your hostel before you head over or get friendly in the locker room.
Emma Holliday is well-traveled. After 5 years in Boston, she and her husband upended their lives to move to Berlin where she is currently writing a (funny) book about travel and grief and attempting to learn German.
Wow this looks amazing! I need to visit Budapest…just not sure when. I’ve always wanted to visit public baths like this. Unfortunately we got too lazy in Istanbul to visit the Turkish baths and passed up the opportunity in Granada to go for an Arab bath because it was too expensive :-/
I went to the Turkish baths in Istanbul and an Arab bath in Southern Spain (Córdoba) because once you start going to those sorts of places, it’s hard to stop! Get out while you still can!
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It’s nice to hear that you love my blog! I’m flattered. Thanks so much for your comment, and I hope you get to visit Budapest soon.
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Wow, those are so striking! Admiring those beautiful buildings from a thermal bath doesn’t sound too bad. 🙂
Not bad at all!