|Budapest (day 3.1): Art Nouveau, Market and Medieval Turkish Baths
||[Jan. 23rd, 2014|12:05 pm]
Saturday 18 January
We mostly wanted to see the Museum of Applied Arts for its architecture, an Art nouveau “wedding Cake” dome. The inside is a mixture of Indu, islamic and Mogul design, in shiny carved white filigree. On top of it they had a temporary exhibit of Art Nouveau ceramics by Alexandre Bigot and few other artists.
Next after a failed attempt to visit another ruin bar (too early) we went to the Central Market, the largest indoor market in Europe, mostly food and tourist stuff, Simon had the cheesiest richest pancake and local dark beer, whilst I sample lovely goulash soup and local sweet wine.
pretty things in the street and visiting one church (cannot recall name)
It was time to burn all those in hot thermal baths.
Our last bath of the trip :), This time we went to visit the Rudas Bath. Quite different as all indoor and one of the oldest one (15c). A medieval Turkish bath look, 6 baths in a dome stone room with just little light through the ceiling, much more as I imagine ancient Haman. One of the basin was a fabulous hot 41 degree…just a giant bathtub, very sulphur smell in that one (previously been more herby, sage) Also had 3 continues chambers of sauna , to walk from one room to next and it just going up in temperature (making jumping in cold bath afterward perfect).
from google as no photos
a better view of st gellert we climbed few days before (just above baths)
they like wrapping things in plastic
the theatre quarter