After the long bike tour, we wanted to try another of the famous Budapest thermal baths. This time, it was the Gellert, which was five minutes from our apartment. We had kept the bikes from our morning tour – it’s just easier to cover more ground with a bike – and we got showers, some lunch (yummy greek food this time) and headed across the Liberty bridge to the baths.
and headed across the Liberty bridge to the baths.
I have to say I didn’t like these baths quite as much as the Szechenyi baths – they were pretty but smaller and more crowded. It was all indoors too – for the most part. There was one big pool outside where the sauna was and I definitely liked that better. Why be indoors when you can be outdoors?
Still, the baths are fun. Always.
When we left the baths, it was dark and so we decided to make a big loop down the buda side of the city, crossing the bridge over the danube and back to the pest side of the city.
Cave church looks kinda ominous at night.
Buda castle … we never got to visit this.
The parliament building at night – fantastic!
At the end of one of the bridges were flying things … we thought they might be bats but they didn’t fly like bats. They flew like birds. Why they were circling the bridge and flying at night, who knows?