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Labyrinth of Buda Castle (Budavari Labirintus)

Uri Utca 9, Budapest 1014 , Hungary (Várkerület)
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Ranked #176 of 278 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Maribor, Slovenia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I agree with some other contributors that the labyrinth has no continuity. There are some stupid wax dolls in coustumes and scenes from different operas, and Count Dracula, and some little home cinema with another opera arias. There is no historical backgrounds for that. It is also true that 'real' labyrinth was closed in 2011 probably because of some hungarian... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Found this place when going for a walk so decided to have a look. It is two stories underground and nice and cool. There were opera displays with music playing and life like stage sets dotted around the walk through. Probably only one of these would have been enough. There was a very dark walk through one of the sections... More

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Glasgow
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not so sure about the dressed mannequins in the various caverns at the start of the walk through the labyrinth, but as we progressed into the darkness it was brilliantly atmospheric, and very eery in places. Beware the pitch black section -- make sure you can find the rope to make your way around! (& you can bypass it if... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There was nothing to like. It was the coolest place in town, but only because we visited Budapest in July and this was 2 stories below ground. Save yourself the money and buy a beer instead.

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Labyrinth B, Tulajdonos at Labyrinth of Buda Castle (Budavari Labirintus), responded to this review

We want to apologize, cause this is not the original Labyrinth of Buda Castle (Budavári Labirintus) yet. Tripadvisor did not delete our account. Story of the horrible falsification: "King Matthias captured Dracula in Transylvania. He had him taken to Buda as a captive, where he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in the LAbyrinth’s prison – so it says int... More

Solihull, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This huge complex of caverns and chambers under Buda Hill is one of the most atmospheric sights in the city. The caverns have been inhabited from prehistoric times onwards, and more recently has been used as storage areas, wine cellars, and shelters during WW2. There are 2 entrances, and the best one to take is from Uri Utca (street) on... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's a thrilling experience, even though there is nothing to be scared of, the music and the fog make a great atmosphere! The storyline is not real, but it's creative.

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

For those of you who have heard of the spectacular Budavari Labirintus under the Buda castle, I'm afraid you're out of luck. I'll start by directing readers to the official Labirintus site which clearly states the Labyrinth was closed in 2011. http://www.labirintus.com/en/ It's sad because it looks absolutely amazing and some of the older photos online are breathtaking. We were... More

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Labyrinth B, Tulajdonos at Labyrinth of Buda Castle (Budavari Labirintus), responded to this review

We want to apologize, cause this is not the original Labyrinth of Buda Castle (Budavári Labirintus) yet. Tripadvisor did not delete our account. Story of the horrible falsification: "King Matthias captured Dracula in Transylvania. He had him taken to Buda as a captive, where he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in the LAbyrinth’s prison – so it says int... More

Leicester
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

From viewing castle hill you would be unaware of the tunnels that travel deep below the surface. Access is via steps at the top on castle hill and costs 2000 huf. The opera statues and music place din the system I'm unsure about, but the labyrinth itself is very good. This is where Dracula was imprisoned. It is dimly lit... More

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York, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

a great fun way of cooling down for a while, this is a fun thing to do for a while , the opera exhibitions are a little odd but still interesting.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Originally a dungeon, the visit takes you down a long flight of stairs to darkness and much cooler temperatures, which is great on a hot day. Initially corny, the cells are filled with odd bits of operatic history but Dracula’s cell is located at the end of the open tunnels. Some areas are extremely dark so take a flashlight or... More

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