The ultimate way to relax
We decided early on in our planning for Budapest that we wanted to set aside one full day for relaxation. For me it was one of the best days of the trip. Of the many baths in Budapest we chose Gellért Thermal Baths. These baths were built in the art nouveau style in 1918, yet references can be found to healing waters on this site dating back to the 13th century. The thermal baths get their mineral rich water from the hot springs under the Gellért hill.
The indoor effervescent swimming pool is cooler at 26°C while the indoor and outdoor thermal pools are 36 and 38°C. There is also an outdoor wave pool and sauna with cold dip. The grounds are beautiful, filled with lounge chairs for sunbathing. We spent over 6 hours and felt relaxed and refreshed upon our exit.
Later that night, completely by chance we stumbled upon the most amazing sushi restaurant. Nobu Budapest is owned by celebrity chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, who is known for blending traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients. We were very lucky they had a table available and before the meal ended we decided to make reservations for the following night. It was expensive, but it ranks in the top 3 of the best meals I’ve ever had.