Take a Dip into Budapest: The Széchenyi Baths

FlorenceForFun BUdpates, Vienna and Salzburg

The only way to experience Budapest, the City of Baths, is to dive right in. Grab your swimsuit and get ready to mingle, with 3 huge outdoor pools, 15 indoor pools, and 10 sauna/steam rooms (all with varying temperatures) these baths are popular for a reason. The Széchenyi Baths are the largest baths of Europe and are known to attract both tourists and locals alike. 

The Szechenyi Baths, situated in and around a gorgeous palace, aren’t just giant pools. Connected to hot springs, these thermal pools are rich in calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate sodium and sulfate. Aching back? Sore muscles? Just need a relaxing day after a long night out? The Szechenyi Baths have legit medicinal benefits, as well as being the perfect hangover cure.

Here’s a few quick tips to make sure you check off The Szechenyi Baths from your Bucket List with ease.

  • Rent a cabin. Although a little pricier than the locker, when renting a cabin you will have much more space. As well, it will give you plenty of privacy to change.
  • Bring your own towel and swimsuit. This tip is pretty obvious, yet there’s always that one friend that forgets to pack the essentials. Be sure to bring your own suit and towel or you’ll have to face long lines and high prices.
  • Explore. The second you dip your feet into the warm thermal baths you’ll be in nirvana and never want to leave. But, with so many different pools, and with so many different temperatures, give yourself some time to explore the options, and find the one that’s just right.

The Széchenyi Baths are just one of the many outdoor spas Budapest has to offer. Sitting on almost 125 thermal springs, and rich in architecture and history, be sure to see all that Budapest is home to. Join us on our Budapest Vienna & Salzburg trip this semester! 

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