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Rudas Baths
Rudas Baths
#About the Turkish Bath of Budapest

The Rudas Baths, at the foot of the Buda hills, are among Europe's largest baths. If it's winter, take a moment and look up from the baths to the green slopes of Buda. In this way, you will also benefit from winter and even snowy beauty, as you move in the warm water.

The baths were established by the Turks, while they ruled Hungary. This can be learned from the Ottoman architecture, which is reminiscent of a Turkish bath, masculine and sweaty. The somewhat chauvinistic atmosphere that separates women from men also hints at the origins of these baths. By the way, it seems that time does not stop and is changing, because in the past the baths were for only men. And in recent years baths for women were opened, but still they are separate.

There are 6 thermal hot water pools and an octagonal pool surrounded by columns. The water from this pool comes from dozens of thermo-mineral springs and is used to heal muscle aches.

There are also wet and dry saunas, massage services and more.


#Tips

Bring a towel with you.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/wAWny7qStpM
Sir Lancelot
Sir Lancelot Medieval Restaurant
#About the Knight Restaurant of Budapest

The Sir Lancelot Medieval Restaurant is labeled as a Knight's Restaurant. The atmosphere here is of the Middle Ages, in a protected castle, with Knight customs around and armor decorating the wall. Sitting by heavy wooden tables, it is recommended to eat with your hands. Silverware, of course, has not yet been invented in the Middle Ages, only the spoon.

Around dinner there will be performances of acrobatics, fire and torches, and even amusing belly dance and in a spirit that, although not always medieval European, can be understood from the entertainment of knights in the Crusades to medieval jokers.

A visit might not provide you with a gourmet dinner, but the food is good and the experience is fun for the whole family, especially for children who love fairytales and stories about Knights.



A Little Experience at the Resturant:

https://youtu.be/oOiKqXFdRPo
Gellrt Thermal Bath
Gellért Thermal Bath
#About the Luxury Baths of Budapest

The design in the Art-Neavou style in the Gellért Thermal Bath, along with the fancy Gellért Hotel, gives this place the title of real royal baths. Entrance is about 10 euros per person. the design of the ancient building includes many mosaics, marble columns, and offers a combination between historical ancient traditions and modern innovations.

The history of these baths begins way back in the Ottoman occupation period, that ruled Hungary from the 15th century. The hot water springs existed here long before that. After the construction external pools were also added. The baths as they are now only opened in 1908. The current facilities are of course convenient and modern, according to today's standards.

Between the marble columns and the turquoise mosaics, there are a variety of internal and external pools. There are 5 hot water pools, in different temperatures, and 9 additional medicinal pools. 3 external pools also include a children's pool, wave pool, and a few thermo-mineral pools, with hot water from the thermal underground water springs, between the temperatures 26-38 degrees, coming from the nearby Gellért Hill.

In the thermal baths there is also a sauna and bathrooms for an additional fee, including massages, water therapy, mud treatments, a beauty parlor, and more.



#Tips

It is nice to place a visit here after a day of walking.

Bring swim caps with you - it is a must for the big swimming pool.

You can enter the Bath up to an hour before closing.

The bathing is for both men and women.

Hotel guests enter the thermal bath for free.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/eo9cl-fC8Ec
Gerbeaud
Gerbeaud
#About the Great Confectionery in Budapest

The Gerbeaud Confectionery is a temple of cakes in Budapest. The atmosphere in this place belongs to a different period. Though it was opened in 1858, it reminds a little of the Communist rule.

The European decorations, heavy and rich, including silk curtains, crystal chandeliers and expensive gold decorations. The place was popular among the Hungarian nobility until the 19th century. Empress Sisi, the wife of the Emperor of Franz Joseph, loved to dine here, and until today there is a drink on the menu named after her, the wonderful Sisi coffee, an espresso with a peach liquor.

The place is named after Emil Gerbeaud, one of the most famous confectioneries and most celebrated in the history of Hungary, the one who invented the Gerbeaud cake. Order the cake with the Sisi Coffe and you will be almost royal!

Today, Gerbeaud offers many cakes and baked goods, but the specialty here is without a doubt the Dobos torte- a layered caked with many layers, loaded with buttercream with chocolate between each layer of dough.

Of course, you don't have to stuff yourself with such cakes. There is a huge variety of baked goods, of all kinds and flavors. During nice weather, you can sit outside, on the terrace, and enjoy the dozens of cakes and baked goods.


Bon Appetite!


A Peek into the Confectionery:

https://youtu.be/QKsCmeuPA9o

Experiences at Budapest

Szchnyi Spa
Széchenyi Thermal Bath
#About the Popular Thermal Bath of Budapest

Want to bath in thermal baths just like in olden times? The thermal baths are an experience, and part of the experience in visiting Budapest. After all, this is the "Spa City" of Europe. In every corner there are thermal baths, whose water comes from hot water springs located under the city. These baths are known for helping to heal skin, digestion, and nerve problems.

Széchenyi Thermal Bath (Széchényi Spa) is the most popular bath in Budapest. These baths are located in the eastern part of the city, in Pest. This is a large site, and popular, thanks to its location in the public park. If you do not require total silence, then this place is pretty nice, even with the large crowds.

Nothing can be done - to here many locals and tourists come and visit. These are the largest baths in Europe, and are located in the largest public park in the city, Varosliget City Park.

To tell the truth, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath is a huge place. There are three external swimming pools, with a wave pool for kids, and 12 more thermal baths with different temperatures and designs in the open air. Next to the baths, there is a sports center, spa, gym, physical therapy center, sauna, massages and more.

With the design, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the newest in the city, but has existed for a rather long time, since 1913. The design, accordingly, is from another period. The neo-Baroque style of the baths gives a special atmosphere to those bathing. In one visit, there is some doubt if you will be able to experience all the pools in the complex. But, you are more than welcome to come and try!



#Tips

Bring your own towels, otherwise, you will have to buy some here.



A Closer Look :

https://youtu.be/ZWnQgHT6dFI
The Great Market Hall
Great Market Hall
#About the Big Market of Budapest

The Big Market Hall (Tolbuhin Korut) or the covered market of Budapest, is one of the original and large markets in Europe, and in Hungary especially. The market is located in a building of the old train station, and food stalls are on the ground floor and the rest of the shops are on the second floor.

This is a wonderful and rich market for food. It is located at the edge of Vaci Street Boulevard, the main shopping street of Budapest, and has become the largest tourist market in the city.

Don't miss a chance to visit this market. On the first floor fruits, vegetables, cheese, and different kinds of meats are sold. The undoubted ruler of this market is the paprika, the symbol of the Hungarian kitchen, that decorates all the stalls. Paprika can be bought here in all sorts of flavors and different packaging. You can buy paprika in tin cans or designed wool bags.

On the second floor of the market, you can buy hand stitched table clothes, hand made embroidery, Matryoshka dolls, glass vases, and kitchen utensils. The prices are fairly cheap, even though it is crowded with tourists.

In the food area, you can taste from the local and loved stalls. This can be seen as a hugely popular restaurant with many kitchens, where delicious Hungarian food can be eaten, simple and cheap.


A Closer Look:

https://youtu.be/vwkfJ5mr6ek


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