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Cave Church, Budapest
(3.2/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • + 600 HUF entrance fee + good audio guide, so you can some by whenever + unusual church + nice and warm in the church (which is naturally heated) 
  • Paying to enter a church is the first problem. The second problem are people praying to aliens. Don't visit the Cave Church unless really, really hard-pressed for activities in Budapest. 
  • We stumbled upon this place by accident, but really enjoyed our visit. The entrance fee, which is very reasonable, includes an audio guide which provides a great deal of information about this unique ...  more »