Budapest Thermal Baths: Lukacs Baths

Budapest is known as the city of restorative thermal waters. There are ten public thermal baths throughout the city. Lukacs Thermal Baths and Spa is found on Frankel Leo utca on the Buda side of Margaret Bridge. The spa has been in existence since the Middle Ages.

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Plaques of thanks at Lukacs Baths.

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The architecture of Lukacs Baths.

Centuries of Healing Waters
The spa contains three indoor medicinal pools, three outdoor swimming pools with a small jetted relaxation area, and a very small wave area. In addition the wellness area of the baths contains an additional two indoor pools and two outdoor pools for treatment.

Sauna, Steam and Massage
There are also free steam rooms and saunas within the baths. For an additional fee you can have one of several massages, including an aroma relax massage, a chocolate massage, or a sole reflex zone massage.

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The entrance of Lukacs Thermal Baths

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One of three outdoor pools at Lukacs Thermal Baths.

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a jetted relaxation area at Lukacs.

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The hottest of three indoor thermal pools. This one is kept at 40 degrees celsius.

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Two women drinking the restorative water of Lukacs in a relaxation area.

Though Lukacs Thermal Bath and Spa is on a smaller scale than others in the city, it’s very clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. My first visit was a little daunting as I found my way around. At first it’s very maze like, but with one visit you will have a clear understanding of where the indoor and outdoor pools lie. You’ll also easily sort out where the lockers and changing rooms are, as well as where you can find each of the restorative heated pools, steam rooms and saunas. The cost of a day at Lukacs is 3,000 forient (approximately $13,50 US). For an extra 2,800 ft (12.75 US) you can have a private changing room and a 2o minute massage.

Take A Breath: Tuesday Photo

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Taking moments for ourselves, taking time to rejuvenate our spirit and body is precious. Today’s photo is from St. Lukacs Thermal Baths in Budapest. This is one in a series of pools where the temperatures progress from warm, to hot to cool and cold. These thermal baths are considered to have medicinal healing properties for the body. After a day spent at the baths my skin feels softer and my body feels relaxed. I wish for each of you to find a special time for yourselves today.

Twice a Month Musings: I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song

I’m Gonna Live My Life Like A Jimmy Buffett Song By: Anthony Bjorkland

I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song is a fictional story. The main character is Jack, who decides a major life change is in order after a near fatal car crash. The book is the story of these often hilarious life changes. Jack goes from the frigid cold of Minnesota to the island vibe of the Florida Keys and beyond, as his new life unfolds.

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Photo Credit: I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song By: Anthony Bjorkland

I enjoyed Anthony’s use of lines from Jimmy Buffett songs as chapter headings in the book. Jack relates his experiences in such a humorous way that each of us can feel the unfolding of his experiences. Though his adventures up to the accident were very limited, this fictional story shows just how much a person can transform when they really desire change. I’m Gonna Live My Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song is the first of a four book series. Each of them deepens Jack’s island adventure, and is fun to read.

Magic Monday: Keleti Palyaudver

Keleti Palyaudver is the largest of three train stations in Budapest. The station was constructed from 1881 through 1884. The train station is currently under going restoration; some portions of the building have already returned to their former architectural beauty.

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A restored section of the Keleti Palyaudver Station in Budapest.

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One of several restored murals in the Keleti Palyaudver Station.

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The Keleti Station departures board.