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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 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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  • Our guide drove us to this location. We probably wouldn't have found it had we tried to walk to it. It is very unusual and filled with carved furniture and sculptures. Lots of different rooms and each...  more »
  • The beautiful picture for at the entrance looks very impressive. Within the Church visited, it looks nice and cosy but there were quickly gone.
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  • Located on the top of gellert Hill, with great views for photo, to enter you must pay a small fee, gives mechanism-headphones that you listen to each point of the history of the Church. Small but beautiful. It was closed and had sealed the entrance but opened again in 1989. As you climb the Hill make the visit, but if you don't you will not be lost and nothing!
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