we didn’t enter there because it is super scary!!!
the first trail of thermal bath in Europe (Széchenyi Thermal Bath)
Before having a bath, we did a lot of walk from chain bridge to Buda castle, yet we were surprised with the cable car because there are no tourists at all. We didn’t visit the castle because we were heading to Labirintus. However, we didn’t get into it because there are no tourists at all again. I don’t think people who never play any Halloween house like me and freaking scared of any kinds of ghost stories shall visit Labirintus.
Budapest Castle Hill Funicular
Located at the Buda end of the Chain Bridge, the ride on the Funicular takes only a few minutes, and it does provide a unique and beautiful view of Budapest, the River Danube, and sights at the top of Castle Hill, such as the Fisherman’s Bastion. However, it is quite surprising that there are no tourists at all.
Buda Castle Labyrinth
Deep under the imposing stone walls of a 13th-century palace, the Labyrinth of Buda contains, in its twisting paths and pitch-black corridors, the dark history of the ancient castle district of Budapest. Here, the skeletons of the dead reveal violent deeds, but in more recent times the caverns have been open to the public, showcasing their haunting beauty. However, we didn’t get into it because there are no tourists at all in December. There is no one sitting in the ticketing office so we could probably sneak inside without buying the admission tickets. But I don’t think people who never play any Halloween house like me and freaking scared of any kinds of ghost stories shall visit the castle as their first-time experience. Even though the background music sounds creepy to me, so we decided to leave. From my friends’ experience, they felt quite creepy and managed to walk the whole routes in 30 minutes.
I just want to say we did SOMETHING before getting into the thermal bath
Széchenyi Thermal Bath
Széchenyi Thermal Bath is kinda out of city center but there is a lot to see nearby. We haven’t seen any because we arrived there at 5 pm and yes it’s getting dark already. Szechenyi Bath is the biggest and most popular of all the thermal baths in Budapest. What is more, it is one of the biggest natural hot spring spa baths in Europe too. Szechenyi Bath is 100 years old in 2013 and throughout its century-old history.
The 18 pools in Szechenyi Bath is open every single day throughout the year, including national holidays, when its an especially popular place to visit. Besides the outdoor and indoor geothermal pools, you can get massage treatments, enjoy the saunas, the gym, relax by the pools with some beer, wine or even taste the natural waters that supply the pools from over 1000 meters below the surface. There are different types of packages for entry. You can buy a cabin one if you felt embarrassing at changing clothes with others. We don’t mind so we bought a normal ticket one. They have some additional services like beer spa and massages. We were planning to have dinner at 8 pm so we just wanna try the normal one.
We like the outdoor one and it’s not as cold as expected, except the freezing feet. I started feeling regretted that I should try the Iceland one. I brought my swimming suits but didn’t try the spa there. The one in Budapest is nice although they don’t have a speculators nature view. We mainly spent our time to the main outdoor one. You must try whirlpool, which the jets create a centrifugal force that spins you around the big middle circle.