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Szent Gellert ter 1, Budapest 1118, Hungary
Gellért Hill
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The history of this cave church is amazing. From the outside you would never know it was there. The audio device helps you hear the story about the cave. Don't worry if you have a fear of caves, it's has lots of lights and you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gjsamson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the walk up/down from the Citadella, you come across The Cave Church. Small little church set in the Buda cliff side featuring several little chapels. There is a main church and several smaller chapels. There is a number of statues, sculptures and little sanctuaries...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Darsot77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really good afternoon at a fascinating church carved out of the rock on the side of the Danube. Excellent helpful staff and a great commentary in all languages telling you the history of the church. Well worth doing

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank F7800MTstephenp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit at the cave church. The staff was very politie and could also speak a few words of dutch and other languages, which was a fun touch. We were given an english audio tour which did last long with some of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JuliettevanElslanden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called at the cave church on our way to the gallert baths.spritually uplifting atmosphere.a reflective experience.a peaceful place whether you are religious or not .a thoughtful and tranquil visit.a small entry admission includes a headset with narration with the history of the church.small shop area...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 16 January 2019

The Gellért Hill Cave is one of a network of caves within Gellért Hill in Budapest, Hungary. The cave is also referred to as "Saint Ivan's Cave", regarding a hermit who lived there and is believed to have used the natural thermal water of a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Pichalv
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Interesting history to read but almost nothing to see... There is nothing left of the original cave, you're just walking in an underground concrete structure. Alle the walls and ceilings are shotcrete (spray concrete).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sander V
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Our Hungarian friend recommended this church for the amazing view and the history and it did not disappoint. Entry includes a headset with narration on the history of each area of the church.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank A C R
Reviewed 20 December 2018

The cave in which the church is located is part of a network of caves under Gellert Hill that have been joined together. The Church is located on the Gellert Baths side of Gellert Hill. A large cross sits part way up the hill over...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank westy54
Reviewed 19 December 2018

A wonderful place and a very inspiring atmosphere. The interior of the church is very beautiful. One of the must-see tours for Catholics visiting Budapest

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Frederico D
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Gellert 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
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13 February 2019|
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Response from A C R | Reviewed this property |
You do not need to go into the church to see the statue. It is outside.
13 February 2019|
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Response from NikiandStu | Reviewed this property |
The statue of St Stephen is outside the church so you can walk straight up and get a good view of the river and bridge too.
12 September 2017|
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Response from Gabriel H | Reviewed this property |
This is a working church open 7 days a week. On Sundays, masses are at 8:30 am, 11 am, 5 pm and 8 pm.