WATCH: These Hungarian Pools Offer More Than a Casual Swim
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Ditch the floaties and head to Budapest, because your pool party just officially got one-upped.
The Szechenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest, Hungary sit near the center of the city, which is both one of the largest cities and Europe and also one of the most famed natural spa locations on the planet.
If the idea of a public spa conjures images of close-taking large men with overly exuberant body hair or steam-filled, dimly lit rooms, let this video from INSIDER’s YouTube page put your mind at ease:
Not only are the pools located in a really cool castle built in the early 1900s in the Neo-Baroque style of the city’s older buildings, but the various thermal and cold pools are renown for their therapeutic uses. The complex also has changing areas, saunas, steam rooms, massage services, mud baths and even sports medicine treatments.
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For more casual travelers, one can also take advantage of manicures and pedicures or even just grab a bite to eat.
There's even something called a "Thermal Beer Spa" if one needs but one more reason to add this to the bucket list.
Think of it like your local water park or splash pad, only way cooler. Or, in this case, hotter.
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