Round the World 2019 travel blog

Gellert baths

Outside baths

Doing aqua aerobics!


Liberty bridge

Chain bridge

Pest at night

Church of the Assumption, Buda Castle


Fishermans Bastion


And now for something completely different! We have been on the go for a few weeks now and decided to have a massage and soak in some very old and very famous thermal hot baths.

It has been incredibly easy to work out the Metro system here in Budapest and after one metro line change, we arrived at the station directly in front of the Gellert thermal baths. There are several public thermal baths in Budapest and after some serious research, Craig chose Gellert.

Although there was only one outside pool in operation (coming into winter and low season now) it was lovely to sit in the 36oC thermal pool, in the sunshine. Not so lovely when you get out and feel the embracing icy wind though!

After a leisurely soak, the headed inside to try out the other pools. There are four pools inside, ranging in temperature from 35-40oC. As we didn’t have a swimming cap, we weren’t allowed to enter the largest pool, but it was still fun moving between some of the others in this 100-year-old establishment.

We topped off our experience with a Harmony massage – the perfect end to a fun, relaxing morning/early afternoon. Apologies for the quality of the photos, these were taken with my very old iPhone.

By the time we got back to our apartment, the weather had turned again. It was disappointing as I had again planned to do another night photography tour, this time with Zoltan. As it happened, by the time I met Zoltan at 4:30pm (nearly dark!!!) the rain had passed and the clouds were moving on quickly.

Zoltan was a great photographer and knew all the best spots to take full advantage of capturing this magnificent city. I am really happy with my photos but think anyone could take great shots here – Budapest really is breathtaking!

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