Gellért Hill Cave
Gellért Hill Cave
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9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Gellért Hill
If you want to treat your camera to some amazing scenery, Gellért Hill is a must on your itinerary. A funicular journey from the Chain Bridge along the hillsides provides a fast connection between Buda and Pest, hoisting visitors to panoramic vistas. Once on top of the hill, you’ll find the Citadel dominate the landscape with its imposing 19th century construction, a site that’s hard to keep your eyes on without being distracted by the phenomenal view over the Danube and the eight bridges crossing. Once on Gellért Hill however, one mustn’t miss the famous Gellért Baths. Budapest is renown for its thermal waters and its baths, and the Gellért Baths are housed in an impressive art nouveau structure. Its interior design, with its many mosaics, recalls the preceding relationships the city has had with healing springs and saunas, traditionally used within this neighborhood since the Ottoman Empire.
How to get there
  • Szent Gellért tér • 4 min walk
  • Fővám tér • 6 min walk
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  • travelchick84
    30 contributions
    A nice break from the heat
    We stopped in on a VERY hot day and found refuge in this cave church. The gentlemen manning the desk were so helpful and friendly and the church was beautiful. The gift shop had some cute items as well. We would certainly visit again.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 12, 2023
  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia4,731 contributions
    Rude attendant at the entrance.
    As we walked from the tram station nearby, we walked around the front to have a look and it was very dirty (trash and graffiti) and it was being cleaned up by a council crew. When we walked up to the entrance and went in, a gentleman attendant was very rude and unhelpful when were trying to enter. We eventually got in and had a quick look. It was nice but I couldn't fully enjoy it due to the poor service of the attendant. When we came out, we left straight away and didn't go through and have a look at the little shop.
    Visited February 2023
    Written April 11, 2023
  • Shelley H
    Sunset, South Carolina4 contributions
    SO glad we opted to see "one more church"
    We had been traveling from Amsterdam to Budapest, stopping at many ports along the way, seeing MANY churches and cathedrals. We were kind of tapped out on churches, but we'd read the history of the Gellert Hill Church Cave and wanted to check it out. So amazing. And SO NOT like anything you'll see anywhere else. The history is special and the caves themselves speak more to what church should be. Simple places of worship, not overblown presentations of the church's wealth. Historical or not, and even though grand and spectacular to see. THIS feels more connected. It's a must see.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 14, 2023
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Tony H
Buckhurst Hill, UK237 contributions
Apr 2019
This Church is just over the river. The audio guide is a must, if a little confusing to follow at times. This church I guess would not be so special if it was not cut out of the rocks. But It was, so it is special. When visiting Budapest, I would say you should visit on your 'to do list' but from respect for this active church take time and learn from your audio guide
Written March 24, 2020
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Shelley H
Sunset, SC4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
We had been traveling from Amsterdam to Budapest, stopping at many ports along the way, seeing MANY churches and cathedrals. We were kind of tapped out on churches, but we'd read the history of the Gellert Hill Church Cave and wanted to check it out. So amazing. And SO NOT like anything you'll see anywhere else. The history is special and the caves themselves speak more to what church should be. Simple places of worship, not overblown presentations of the church's wealth. Historical or not, and even though grand and spectacular to see. THIS feels more connected. It's a must see.
Written December 14, 2023
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA3,029 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Stopped in to check it out and glad we did. A church carved out the cave, there are quite a few things to look at, with different chapels allocated in the space. I especially liked the chapel with the wood carvings. You’ll see it as you cross the Liberty bridge.
Written July 21, 2022
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travelchick84
travelchick8430 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We stopped in on a VERY hot day and found refuge in this cave church. The gentlemen manning the desk were so helpful and friendly and the church was beautiful. The gift shop had some cute items as well. We would certainly visit again.
Written March 12, 2023
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia4,731 contributions
Feb 2023
As we walked from the tram station nearby, we walked around the front to have a look and it was very dirty (trash and graffiti) and it was being cleaned up by a council crew.
When we walked up to the entrance and went in, a gentleman attendant was very rude and unhelpful when were trying to enter.
We eventually got in and had a quick look. It was nice but I couldn't fully enjoy it due to the poor service of the attendant. When we came out, we left straight away and didn't go through and have a look at the little shop.
Written April 12, 2023
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Debbie M
Littlehampton, UK1,936 contributions
Built into the side of Gellert Hill, immediately adjacent to the Gellert Hotel, is this tiny Church. Established in 1926 by the Pauline order of Monks, the Church flourished until Easter Monday, 1951, when it was closed down and sealed by the AVO who also arrested the Monks. It was re-opened in 1989 and continues to be run by the Monks.

This was a must-see for me, being so unusual. Walking down the passageway into the hollowed-out caves lit by candles is quite surreal and I don't remember any natural light although there were some beautiful stained glass features. Despite the Church being less than a hundred years old, there is still a strong sense of history.

Open daily from 8am to 9pm, admission is free but you are discouraged from visiting during services (8.30-9.30, 11.00-noon and 8pm-9pm).

Outside the entrance is a statue of St Stephen with his horse,
Written March 12, 2008
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,466 contributions
Apr 2019
This is an incredibly beautiful city--with so much to do that I would pass on this. We were walking by and spent a little time here, but there are far better stops!
Written August 12, 2019
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heatherhG4188DW
Marchwood, UK56 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
the cave church is beautiful and full of wonderful little areas as well as an active place of catholic worship. It was my favourite place in Budapest
Written June 7, 2019
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lindadownunder
Perth, Australia2,882 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Cave Church was an interesting find when we were strolling around beautiful Budapest.
caved out of the rock it is worth a visit.
Written August 22, 2017
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cjdotheworld
Smithfield, VA1,366 contributions
Aug 2019
This is an impressive tourist stop. A full on church located in the various rooms of a cave. A very unique experience.
Written May 26, 2020
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Gellért Hill Cave, Budapest