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Cave Church, Budapest

(3.3/5 based on 440+ 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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  • Particular Church in the caves where you can make a little tour. Particular to.
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  • We walked without pay while it was in progress. Truly impressive and collected for the faithful. Talking then with some faithful you realize how this strange Church is highly revered for what he represented: closed under Communist rule and reopened in 1989. Nice copy of the Black Madonna and a bas-relief depicting p. Kolbe.
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  • I highly recommend visiting this church is a very impressive place completely dug into the mountain.
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