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Address: Szent Gellert ter 1, Budapest 1111, Hungary
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Sanctuary for the Faithful

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Mdgrl79
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Davie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 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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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I randomly found this little church on the way to the hill. It takes only a few minutes to look around, if you walk fast. However, if you listen to the story they have, each corner has its own history. I could learn a lot about Hungarian history in this church.

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Perthshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

A beautiful church built in the caves below the castle. Some locals had never heard of it but well worth a visit. Very good audio guide.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very close to the Gellert Baths. I would definitely recommend a stop here. The church is inside of a cave and has an interesting history. The Pauline monks established it in 1926 but in the late 1950s…under the Communists…the monks were accused of treasonable acts and they were forced to abandon the church and the entrance to the grotto was... More 

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