June 23, 2009 + Budapest
The Széchenyi Baths are the heart and soul of Budapest. Here one hears children giggling, lovers canoodling and old-men chatting. Truly a local hangout where you can be a part of the city, as opposed to a visitor to the city. Széchenyi is certainly one of the places not to miss when you travel to Budapest. Highest of our recommendations.
It’s the fierceness of the Hungarian Heros that is most striking. They gather in a tight circle beneath the Archangel Gabriel; who rises high above them all. These are the sevan leaders of the seven Magyar tribes that conquered the Carpathian Basin in 896 and founded Hungary in the 9th century (Arpad, Elod, Ond, Kond, Tas, Huba, Tohotom).