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 plan Budapest vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Very special to see. The Church is in a cave. When we were there, there was a kind of wrong doing what was very special to see. Outdoor you also have a nice view over the city. Definitely worth watching.
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  • The Cave Church is located on top of a hill, across the street from Hotel Gellert. It has a rich istory, but was closed during the Communist years. It reopened after the regime change and is thriving ...  more »
  • Unusual church. Cover shoulder and knees on your visit. Fascinating layout and architecture. Not expensive and an interesting way to kill 30 mins while looking around Buda  more »
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