Cave Church, Budapest

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Explore the natural rock walls and niches filled with statues and altars at Cave Church, a grotto chapel that was originally home to Saint Istvan. The church was founded in 1926 when the Hungarian Paulite order of monks expanded the hermit's cave. In 1951, Communist secret police arrested an entire order of Pauline monks and the chapel was closed for nearly 40 years. Reopened by the Paulite order in 1989, after the fall of Communism, the church resumed services. The acoustics within the cave make music during services particularly moving and memorable. Many people still come to the church to worship, so remember to keep noise to a minimum as you walk from cavern to cavern. To visit Cave Church on your holiday in Budapest, and find out what else Budapest has to offer, use our Budapest tour planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Interested in religion, I was spoilt by places of worship to visit in Budapest. This one stood out as it had such a serene vibe about it. It's cheap to look around, and its a good pit-stop before goin...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    It's a special Church carved in a cave of Gellért Hill. Worth a visit for its intimacy and because destined to worship as there is a copy of our Lady of Czestochowa. Initially belonged to the order of the Pauline fathers and was reopened to the public in 1989 after Communist rule had become a restricted area. Impressive Though this review did you like, you can read about my many other Lake Balaton and Budapest and I like clicking on: is it useful? Thanks:)
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  • August 6, 2017
    Incredibly nice Church! Awesome that it is in the mountain. In rates it cost to enter, it included a guided tour, in English. Unfortunately, we did not shoot in the Church.
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