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Address: Szent Gellert ter 1, Budapest 1111, Hungary
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It is hard to visit this without intruding on people's devotions and I felt a bit of an introduder. This is a very intimate and atmospheric place.

Reviewed April 15, 2017
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

It is hard to visit this without intruding on people's devotions and I felt a bit of an introduder. This is a very intimate and atmospheric place.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This looks like a small cave at first but there is much more to it than first appears. The admission of 600 Forints (under £2) includes an audio guide so is very good value. You then move around guided by the audio guide numbers and the tour around takes about 30 minutes.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

This church, as its name suggests, is in a cave, comprising several rooms. Behind the church I think there is a small monastery (which is not open to visitors). The church is relatively young (I think around 100 years or so, not much more), and the entrance was concreted over during the Soviet years, when religion was severely repressed. It... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

While the current cave church is much different than its previous incarnations, it remains an important site for reflection on the past - and it's easy to imagine what it would have been like years ago, although it is currently still very impressive! I was so pleased with the service from the staff - my headset did not work and... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Cave Church is an interesting site that is easily viewed from the river bank . Crossing over the bridge you can clearly see this wonderful Church that has been carved out of the mountainside. We took a few photos of this delightful and intriguing church and on our next holiday to Budapest we are going to go up and pay... More 

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

We stumbled upon the Cave Church very much so by accident. We had walked across the bridge with the intent of walking over to the castle - we saw that was quite far, and ended up walking up the hill to what we discovered was Cave Church. We were intrigued by what it could be after seeing a number of... More 

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

A unique place of worship, The Cave Church has provided Hungarian Roman Catholics sanctuary during the hard times of war and Communist rule. Across the street from the Gallery Bathes, the church contains several alcoves for Mass adorned with beautiful wood carved settings, important Hungarian religious statuary and stained glass windows that are stunning for their small size. an audio... More 

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Thank Michael T
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

to have a chapel just carved from the rock itself is a feature alone, looks amazing from the bridge and even better close up, a must visit...

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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Worth a look whether you are a candle lighter or not. Audio guide included in the €2 entry fee. Nice place to while away an hour as you appreciate the sweat and toil that has gone into constructing and then resroring this place as well as atoning for the sins of the Commies. Trinkets are overpriced.

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

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 one different. The church is located on Pest Hill (pest means cave or oven) and the Danube flows below it. During WWII the... More 

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