Well, relaxing and for taking cool Instagood photos!
The hot water of the two other pools was indeed relaxing, but as it was a hot, sunny day it quickly got too hot. We bet that it must be absolutely superb on a cold winter's day, with the added advantage that there are fewer tourists in winter. This would be great, as by midday it was packed!
We escaped the heat and the crowds by heading inside, this is where we found the highlight of our day: the indoor pools.
There were many pools inside, some shallow, some deep, some long and thin, others square. It kind of reminded me of the Wood Between the Worlds in the Magician's Nephew book: 'a quiet forest dotted with many pools, each of which were portals to a different world.' Except there was no forest and the pools weren't portals.. All were beautiful though and all were different temperatures!
The hottest was 40 degrees and the coldest 20. Relaxing in a hot pool before (bravely) submerging into a cold one felt fantastic. Our skin tingled and we felt incredible!
Saunas and Steam Rooms
Is it worth visiting the Szechenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest? ABSOLUTELY! Despite the ticket-booth & food, we would definitely recommend that you visit the Szechenyi Thermal Bath when you come to Budapest. It's a relaxing, beautiful way to spend a day! There's a reason this place is so popular, it's better than any other bath we've been to in Europe.
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