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Cave Church, Budapest

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • The church was worth the small fee to enter. Very clever use of space to build a church. Audio guide explained the history of the church.  more »
  • Popped in this church as I noticed it in the rock from the outside. Entrance fee was 600 HUF and you get an audio tour included in the price. The tour took no more than 30-45 minutes and explained the...  more »
  • This is a great stop for a short tour. The whole thing (listening to the audio guide available in multiple languages) took about 45 minutes. It was beautiful, informative and perfect for a respite fro...  more »