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Hospital in the Rock, Budapest
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Part of the vast, interconnected caves beneath Castle Hill, Hospital in the Rock served as a nuclear bunker and emergency hospital during 20th-century wartime. During World War II, the 10 km (6 mi) of caves and cellars in this region were connected and used as a bomb shelter. You can visit the hospital portion, where doctors treated civilians and soldiers until July 1945, then again during the 1956 Revolution. Take a guided tour of the hospital, learn more about Hungarian history from 1938 up through the Cold War, and witness the difficult conditions under which doctors and nurses worked in these caves. Take a look at our Budapest itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Hospital in the Rock and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We started off in a room watching a video and then a guide took us around. It was really interesting to see how they'd connected the existing rooms via tunnels to make the hospital complex, and to see...  more »
  • This is well worth it if you have the time. The hospital was built under the Buda Castle. If you are in the castle hill district to see the Fishermans Bastion and St. Matthias then you are close by. A...  more »
  • An interesting albeit rather sobering museum to see a bit of recent Hungarian history. The staff are very friendly and the well-informed guide spoke excellent English and did not hold back on describi...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed visiting here. It was so interesting. It is a guided tour so you learn a lot. If you get the "sightseeing" tour bus they give you a booklet and one of the pages has 30% off. It was one of the more expensive tours we did so 30% off was appreciated! Actually a bit gruesome with the wax models but that adds to the realism if what the people went through. No photos allowed which is the same as a few other places.
  • Informative tour, interesting exhibition. The items inside are not exactly historically correct but it gives you an idea of the history and its quite entertaining. Worth the price and time.
  • A slightly off the wall experience, but fascinating none the less. The tour guides are great and its really fascinating to see inside the caves, the war medical equipment and slightly surreal wax works. It all makes for a very interesting hour.
  • Totally amazing place, must see! 1 hour trip in tunnels under Budapest, great reconstruction of conditions during WW2
  • Really amazing place, and a wonderful tour from our guide, Àron. He was excellent at managing the group and he answered all of our questions. Normally I dislike group tours but this one was really great! Also-- we asked the staff, and the gas masks, syringes, water canteens and silverware sold in the shop are authentic objects which were stored at the Hospital (as of june 2016).