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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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  • We went there after the tripadvisor reviews. the entrance is easy to find against geller baths. We loved the serenity and tranquility of the place. the price of admission is more reasonable (600 HUF 2 euros) with an audio guide in french
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  • Worth a look whether you are a candle lighter or not. Audio guide included in the €2 entry fee. Nice place to while away an hour as you appreciate the sweat and toil that has gone into constructing an...  more »
  • The Rock Church lkiegt slightly away from the Centre of Budapest on the other Danube page. After a short climb you have arrived. The entrance fee is, maybe, about 2 euros. Get an audio guide and can move independently in the Church. First, there's a kurchen FIlm on the short but interesting history of the Church before it goes into the rocks into it. I found it really interesting and the idea with the audio guide (of course in German) very well. The employees were extremely nice, a real insider tip there is a small shop and clean toilets.. P., S. Of course, you have great views over the city and the Danube by the Haupteinagng from once again.
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