Szechenyi bath, folk festivities and opera street party
Szechenyi bath is one of the most famous and the largest medicinal bath in Budapest. You pay 4800 Hungarian forint that’s around £14 and you’re in (2014). Don’t forget your flip flops and towel. There’s outside and inside pools. The water is hot and smells some of them because the components of the thermal water include sulphate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and a significant amount of fluoride acid and metaboric acid. Apparently is very good for you. It’s a massive old and beautiful building. Full with tourists. Many many tourists and mainly man. We felt pretty good with the girls…
You can spend hours and hours there without even notice it. Try all the different pools and saunas. Brilliant. You feel healthy and alive.
After the bath we were wondering around. There’s a zoo and the circus. Hero’s square and vajdahunyad castle. At the castle had folk festivities. Many people selling Hungarian honey, cheese, sausage, folk dresses, everything. We seen original Hungarian folk dance and eat homemade porkolt, that’s like a beef stew with different flavours. Tasted lovely Hungarian wine and palinka. Strudel and Kurtos Kalacs that’s like a sweet bread with different flavouring. The food is so good, I generally think I have to stop eating otherwise will need two flight ticket to leave this country!
We had a nice walk back to the centre. About 40 min walk that passed the opera house. There was an opera street party. Huge stage outside with Hungarian famous opera singers and orchestra even a fashion show.
This city gives you so much to do it’s unreal. We’ve just walked around the city and we’ve got folk party that shows us the real Hungarian culture and seen opera front of that gorgeous building without costing anything. This is a great city. Very alive and very welcoming. I don’t want to leave just now….