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Cave Hospital and Bunker

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Cave Hospital and Bunker features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Budapest City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Fascinating subterranean complex
  • Budapest's once secret nuclear bunker and hospital

Time required: 60 minutes

Phone: +36-70-701-0101

Web site: http://www.sziklakorhaz....

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 8pm
Mondays: Closed

Admission:

Ticket type Charge
General: 3000 HUF
Discount (ages 6-26, 62-70): 1500 HUF

Public transport:

  • Bus Line 16: Szentháromság tér stop
  • Bus Line 16A: Szentháromság tér stop
  • Bus Line 116: Szentháromság tér stop

Address: 1012 Budapest, Lovas út 4/c

Things you need to know:

  • Cave Hospital is an underground complex beneath Buda Castle
  • The place served as a military hospital in WWII and as a nuclear shelter during the Cold War
  • Originally it used to be a wine cellar; later, in the Turkish times, it became a hiding place for treasures and women from the harem
  • The complex occupies 2000 sq m (6,560 sq ft); it was designed for 300 patients and 40 doctors and nurses worked here in shifts
  • In the last days of the WWII Budapest siege, more than 600 patients were squeezed in these windowless rooms filled with smell of blood, sweat and urine
  • The museum opened in 2008; it contains the original medical instruments and close to 70 wax figures
  • The guided tours are rich with anectodes and stories that make visiting the museum a great experience

What to do there:

  • The museum can only be visisted on guided tours, which depart on the hour
  • Follow the guide who will lead you through the informative exhibition

Tips & Insights:

  • Please note that it is not allowed to take photos inside the museum

 

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