Budapest is a city that left me hooked. In the summer of 2006 we made a Two-week route to visit Budapest, Prague and Berlin. As Prague was the star city of the trip, we decided to spend only three days in Budapest before going to the capital of the Czech Republic because we thought it would be enough. What a mistake! Budapest I loved the sympathy of the people, the imperfection of their buildings and especially the spas.
No one can miss that spas are one of the best inventions in the world. Imagine the plan: after walking all day in Budapest, finishing the day in a spa and regaining strength to continue the next day.
In Budapest there are about 130 spas, although the best known are the Széchenyi spa, the Rudas and the Géllert hotel.
He Széchenyi spa It is located in the Pest area and was opened in 1913. The building is neo-Gothic and stands out above all its huge outdoor pool. In fact, the Széchenyi spa is the largest spa in all of Europe and offers all kinds of treatments. The most expensive entrance costs 3800 florins (€ 13.5 / 3950 on weekends) and gives access to the spa pools and a private changing room. For 3400 florins (3550 on weekends) you get a ticket office where you leave things. The spa of Széchenyi is on Állatkerti krt street. 11, near the Plaza de los Héroes. The easiest way to get there is by subway to the Széchenyi fürdö stop on the M1 (yellow) line. Open from six in the morning to ten at night.
On the other hand, in the area of Buda is one of the most famous spas, which has appeared in films and advertisements, that of the Géllert Hotel. It was opened in 1918 and is inside the Géllert Hotel. In addition to the saunas and hot springs, it offers a wide range of massages (3200 florins 20 minutes and 12000 florins an hour). The cheapest entrance to the bathrooms is the afternoon ticket office, which costs 3200 florins during the week. The most expensive is the entrance of the whole day on weekends with dressing room, which costs 4600 florins. The Géllert spa is in front of the Danube river, at number 4 on Kelenhegyi street. The schedule is from six in the morning to eight in the afternoon.