Panoptikum
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Current exhibitions: The Hall Of Statues Of Hungarian Kings. Medieval Stone Monuments Lighted With Special Lights. Has now opened in the Opera Panoptikum: The Masked Ball of the Black Count - Wax Museum Cave Exhibition. An exhibition of the most beautiful caves of the world has now opened in the Castle Cave of Buda. For your information, a Court decision prohibits our company from using the designations ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘Labirintus’. Our official name from now on is ‘Panoptikum’ | Waxworks of Opera), which they have already placed on the street sign. Due to copyright infringement, another Court ordered us to discontinue the programmes Oil Lamp Tour and Maze Of Darkness. We had to put an end to the Dracula's Chamber exhibition as a result of an official banning because we made a falsification of history!
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Neighborhood: District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
How to get there
  • Ferenciek tere • 4 min walk
  • Vörösmarty tér • 6 min walk
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Danai K
Xanthi, Greece36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
It’s almost 1,5km tunnel with nothing to see. The statues are not good at all. There is a whole part of the labyrinth that’s in complete darkness. Not for claustrophobics AND not for people with any kind of respiratory problems. I have a mild form I asthma and I couldn’t breath in there! It’s full of humidity and mold! This place is not being well taken care of. I was running trying to get out and get some fresh air.
Written January 2, 2020
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Ignas K
Kaunas, Lithuania136 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
To have such place in the middle of the city, itself brings value. There is space to improve, like to make it more interactive, or find a way to creat information stands more atractive. In general it was interesting to visit this historic site
Written November 18, 2023
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KathyK835
Gardendale, AL279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
This is a creepy place! Dracula was held prisoner here for 10 years. There are certain parts of the cave that are pitch dark so bring your cell phone for a little light or you will be feeling the walls and following sounds to get out. There are opera mannequins which I didn't understand at all. I don't know what they have to do with this cave but they looked totally out of place. The entrance to this labyrinth is not in the Buda Castle but on the street by the castle. It is not easy to find. We found it by accident but glad we went.
Written October 20, 2015
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LS.
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We went there cause we thought it would be interesting to learn a bit about the history of the city and thought: why not do it a bit more unconventional?
Well, first of all it's quite expensive if you consider what you get for your money (and we had student discount). And for the history part, we still don't really know anything about the use of those tunnels. its basically the tunnels and some statues of ppl who were important in Budapests history plus some wax figures in weird costumes with weird music (we didn't understand that part though) and the Dracula part. Yes, it is a labyrinth BUT you cannot get lost even if you tried. Let's say the most fun part was the dark parts of the tunnels cause at least that was a bit spooky.

It's definitely overrated.
Written March 6, 2020
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,609 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We popped here to have a look as it sounded pretty good. It's a small labyrinth cave system with lots of pitch black dark passages. There was some small displays located inside, but the information boards were all in the dark so everyone was having to use their torches to read anything. It was pretty boring and not worth the cost.
Written February 24, 2020
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Charlott
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
It's just okay. Definitely too expensive (student ticket 2500 Huf). We were in the cave for about 30-45 minutes. Basically you just walk around, sometimes it's dark and spooky but most of the time the noises from other visitors ruin the atmosphere. Of course it's a labyrinth - but with navigationarrows in the walls and the possibility to miss one important section about Dracula..
Would be more interesting with some information about the tunnelsystem/how it was built/etc
We expected more.
Written March 6, 2020
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Bazsgo
Central Hungary, Hungary1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
It is a bit misleading that this is no longer the old Labyrinth, but a Panoptikum. There is rectification in English, but in another language we haven't seen. By the way, it works in a much smaller area, closed with several corridor grids. The exhibitions are childish, but don't go with children. You can't pay by credit card!
Written June 18, 2019
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Emese S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
This is a historical forgery that is nothing more than a cheap enterprising profit.
Dracula never grabbed in Castle Cellars, and especially not in the labyrinth. For this reason, Dracula was never tortured here, and of course Dracula's stylized coffin, Dracula's grave was not here either. In the 15th century there was no maze in the Buda Castle, but only isolated basements.
Written July 12, 2018
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Robin G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Overpriced. Tacky. Open the wikipedia about Dracula if you really want to know more about his history. Don't waste your time.
Written August 15, 2017
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nuno h
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
Still extremely disturbed after the Labirintus experience.
Not only because it was an extremely creepy and unplesant place, but because how rude the staff was, and unsafe the turistic operation is, that this peope are running.

I, as part of a group of five people, went to visit this place after paying 2000 HUF per tourist.
we started (no guide), after the staff gave us two petrol flame lights, and the advice, to "follow the arrows..."

I challenge this people to present a valid emergency plan to get out of the building, quality of the air was terrible, an extremely unpleasant experience.

By the time we manage to find the exit (not an easy task) there was'nt a single person at the entrance, we were left with the two flame lamps, all alone, and after going up the stairs, we have found a closed door.
After we opened the door, to show our selfs the way out, a member of the staff appears from another closed door, insulting us, and after to trying to talk with this large man (I really thought he was joking) the insults just kept on going until he slammed the door in my face.

Keep in mind that at this time there were (at least) one couple of tourists inside the "Labirintus" maze that we came across a few minutes earlier.

Places like this should not exist, they just just give a terrible image of a such a beautiful country as Budapest.

I'm more than welling to discuss this experience with someone in charge at "Labirintus" (feel free to email me at nqhorta@gmail.com) and not only to try my money back.

Avoid at all cost.
Written May 12, 2015
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