Tag Archives: Budapest Baths

Budapest Nightlife: the best parties in the city

Standard

Budapest nightlife is an ever changing shape shifter, but one thing is clear. The best parties in the city are in Budapest baths. You can have a party anywhere in the world, with the same DJs, VJs, dancers, shows, but none compares with the cool parties in the thermal bath pools in Budapest. I say none.

Outdoor Pool Szechenyi Bath Sparty Budapest

Outdoor Pool Szechenyi Bath Sparty Budapest

Are you curious why? Because the spa parties are so special, in warm spring waters with lots of good minerals. Just this alone adds a lot to the boring routine of partying. Pick a date for a Sparty, and enjoy!

Now where can you go, which baths in Budapest are ready for party folks? Budapest bath parties have seasonal locations:

Szechenyi Bath Parties: June, July, August, September, New Year’s Eve Bath Party

Lukacs Bath Parties
: Feb, March, April, May, October, November, December

Budapest nightlife is best at the weekends. Come on a Friday, take a boat party in Budapest on a Friday, then plunge into the thermal pools on Saturday sparties

Advertisements

New Wine Festival in Budapest

Standard

There are many fine wine festivals in Budapest Hungary, what makes the Budapest New Wine Festival special is both its wines and timing as well as its location.

One of the locations is Vajdahunyad Castle: New Wine Festival in Vajdahunyad Castle

The newly made wines are presented on St Martin’s Day in Budapest, at Hotel Gellert, built together with the beautiful Art Nouveau Gellert Spa. The festival venue is partly in the main hall of Gellert Bath.

Here are some of the best St Martin’s Day events in Budapest. on or around November 11, each year.

The daily tickets are cheap (HUF 2,990 for a daily pass with a glass and a wine coupon).

If you are staying in Budapest in early November, getting some ideas about things to do in Budapest at this time of the year, specifically on St Martin’s Day, this is a nice weekend for solo travelers, couples, or families too.

St Martin’s Day is worth a visit in Szentendre too. Here are some nice photos by Rolling in Budapest

St Martin’s Day personal account – sort of Budapest review by Charles Shere

St Martin’s Day in Vienna

Similarly to Hungarian St Martin menus, you can eat roast goose, red cabbage and dumplings (in Hungary mashed potatoes with onions) in Wien, Austria. The young wines are baptized

St Martin’s Day in Venice
Venetian children run through the city of Venice, Italy. While running, they keep banging pots and pans with wooden spoons. The kids are given  a few coins. Special cakes depicting St Martin are baked and sold in Venice.

Buying Tickets at Szechenyi Baths – Now Online!

Standard

Szechenyi Baths in Budapest is very popular in the summer, actually it is the most popular Budapest bath when it comes to thermal baths or when it comes to Budapest bath parties!.

Szechenyi Baths Budapest outdoor

Szechenyi Baths Budapest outdoor

No wonder it is one of the ‘not to be missed’ or top things to do in Budapest if you are a first timer.

Yet, so far you could only buy tickets by standing in the long line at the spa baths (even though there are multiple entrances where you can buy various tickets) and not on the internet.

Now the good thing is that finally they seemed to have found a way to start selling baths tickets online via a Hungarian tourism company.

Here’s how you can do it: fill out an online form, and get a skip the line ticket at the same price you would buy at the cashiers in Szechenyi Bath.

The Hungarian Forint Bath Ticket is the original price, the Euro conversion may change with the current rates.

Buy Tickets to Szechenyi Baths

Bath Party Tickets in Szechenyi Baths

Outdoor Pool Szechenyi Bath Sparty Budapest

Outdoor Pool Szechenyi Bath Sparty Budapest

I think if you visit Budapest in winter time it may not be necessary to buy tickets in advance (unless your schedule is tight, or you come for the Budapest Christmas holidays) but in summer time when hundreds of thousands of tourists come to Budapest, it may be a very comfortable way to get in (practically almost the same price as bought in person from the baths cashier).

You can also book a massage in Szechenyi Baths (with the original, authentic massage therapists of the baths) in advance. Keep in mind that there are 4-5 private massage companies besides the massage therapists of Szechenyi Baths itself (prices widely differ). So you can never be sure what a Szechenyi Baths massage review is about: is it about the official massage therapists of the world famous thermal baths in Budapest, or is it one of the entrepreneurs renting the place?

Some general tips how to get the most out of  your massage

Anyway, it seems that most guests are pretty satisfied with the massages, and the value for money ratio too. After all they are on holiday and want to relax…

What could be more relaxing than that? Avoiding the ticket lines and lying in a happy haze under the good hands of a fine masseur or masseuse. I would reschedule many things for a good massage. At Szechenyi Baths? Right now!

Here is a video of the fun outdoor pool (a cool wave pool) at Szechenyi Baths (tourist video, a bit shaking the camera)