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Cave Church, Budapest

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#15 of 40 in Historic Sites in Budapest
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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  • I visited this church during a trip to budapest with my companion. The Church is a kind of playing to Lourdes. The entry provides the earphones with the guide that is also available in Italian. I don't think this is one of the most visited attractions in budapest, and probably isn't even one of the most important, but if you have time deserves to be seen. I found it pretty.
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  • Must if you visit the Gellért Hill. Situated opposite köpenick hotel right at the bottom and is the first thing you see covering liberty bridge that leads from Pest. The story can be read elsewhere, and this is not the place to present it again to pappardella: admission is 600 guilders (about two euros) and includes an audioguide in Italian-missing just one of the stops on the tour inside-that will make you understand all too well what it is and how it was born and developed. We can say that is a description a little long-winded. The twenty degree Interior the constants are a guarantee of coolness (and cooler) coming from the furnace esterna....ma the evocative and emotionally loaded you will satisfy like never before. Here you will find the charge to accomplish the feat of the climb on the Hill ... is a stage which is well worth a visit, both the historical and religious significance for both the beauty of the place. The entrance fee includes a smiling and unexpected greeting in Italian: a rarity in this city. Seeing is believing.
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  • It's beautiful, it's the statue that I prefer, is at the top of the bath, must climb a little but worth the trip
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