Cave Church

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 1114 Budapest, Szent Gellert rakpart 1, Hungary
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 36-13851529
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Cave, Historical Site

The Gellert Hill Cave Church forms a part of a small labyrinth of caverns inside the Gellért Hill. It is believed that the cave used to be inhabited by a recluse called St. Ivan and is hence called St. Ivan church sometimes too. The cave church is quite simple a church built inside the caves in Gellert Hill but to the people of Budapest it has been a centre of much activity in history. During the ancient times these caves used to be a haven for lost and tired travelers from several places. As a result a lot of the spots have some historical significance.

There are some interesting sculptures that are worth seeing in this place. In general , the caves are definitely worth exploring. Recently, another cavern was discovered close by. It is said to be extremely beautiful and studded with semi-precious stones. This cavern will also be made available to the public soon so there is a lot to look forward to when visiting the Church.

  • The church has a tremendous historical importance. It makes sense to take a guide along with you to this place to hear all about it.
  • The church will be closed during services.
  • The Liberty bridge is close by and can be viewed from this place too.

  • Bus: 7, 7A, 86, Teteny-busz
  • Tram: 18, 19, 41, 47, 49, 118 to Szent Gellert ter stop

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  • Cave Church Address: 1114 Budapest, Szent Gellert rakpart 1, Hungary
  • Cave Church Contact Number: 36-13851529
  • Cave Church Timing: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Cave Church Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cave Church(preferred time): 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cave Church: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 24.21% of people who visit Budapest include Cave Church in their plan

  • 34.29% of people start their Cave Church visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cave Church

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

83.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cave Church

People normally club together Hungarian National Museum and Dohany Street Synagogue while planning their visit to Cave Church.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • The church itself was really interesting, but the museum portion at the beginning was a bit odd. It was a neat little space--worth the 600 HUF entrance fee, which included the tour. If you're on that side of Budapest, it's worth checking out. I would not consider the building to be incredibly accessible for people with limited mobility and there is a very, very steep hill leading up to the entrance.

  • This is an amazing architectural masterpiece. Walking through church you have a feeling that you’re In another era. There is such a sense of warmth that overtakes your entire self. We also had the pleasure of attending mass on Sunday evening. If the opportunity arises seize the opportunity-A must see!!

  • A beautiful church. The tour was worth 600 ft. Audio guide is also provided. It provided a nice getaway from the blistering July heat. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Budapest.

  • It’s a very interesting place, it’s very cheap to enter, it’s also kind of small and they include an audio guide, whether you are interested in the historic and religious or just want to see a really interesting church. What’s really curious is the temperature inside, it’s always stable due to the thermal waters that are arround.

  • Very interesting christian cave church. The entrance fee is very cheap (600 huf) and an audio guide is included. As a monument (if you consider that in this way) there is not much to offer you, however it was an interesting experience.

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