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“Interesting addition to local knowledge”

Szemlo-Hegy Barlang (Showcave)
Ranked #150 of 467 things to do in Budapest
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Interesting addition to local knowledge”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

These caves don't wow like some of the bigger ones in the world, but for visitors to the area like us they provide another piece of the jigsaw to help you appreciate how Budapest came to be. Easy to access, smooth paths. Our guide did her best to add some words of English to the Hungarian commentary. Some interesting pictures of the early cavers who discovered this complex of caves.

Visited March 2013
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Colorado
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143 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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“Boring cave with paved 300 meter walkway”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Very large groups, lots of noise, mono colour rock formations, not particularly natural looking with the paved walkway not comparable to similiar cave tours in Australia, Germany or the States.

Visited October 2012
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Cam, Glos, England
Level 5 Contributor
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“Szemlo-hegy show cave”
Reviewed March 14, 2005

Szemlo-hegy show cave
This is an interesting cave for me I cave as a hobby in England and Wales (and some times other bits of the world) and the caves I am used to are (mostly) formed in carboniferous limestone by solutional activity via down flow of water. This cave is of thermal origin caused by an up welling of warm mineral rich water from a deep level the water that has been underground for a considerable time and is rich in minerals in solution. This cave is also in the city limits of Budapest with housing on all sides it is not to hard to reach by public transport. Take the bus number 29 (from the city centre) to Barlang utca the cave is a 200 meter from there, it is open every day except Monday
We found the show cave staff the most friendly and helpful I have ever meet .Inside the entrance building has a display of caves in the Budapest area and is well worth looking at. The cave is 2.2Km long with 500 meters open to the public the paths in the cave are well made and easy to follow. there are lots of mineral formations to look at .In some places the passages are high (up to 15 metres and 3 to 5 meters wide).
All in all a very worth while trip away from the normal Budapest tourist areas.

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