Enjoy the more intimate experience of a small-group with this nice Cave Walk Tour in Budapest.

Discover the mystical cave system underneath the Buda Castle!

Immerse yourself in a remarkable underground adventure! Explore the labyrinth cave system under the Buda Castle District as you learn about the history, purpose, and unique geology of the manmade caverns.


The Buda Castle Caves

The Buda Castle Caves, also known as the Castle Hill Labyrinth, is an intriguing underground network of caves and tunnels located beneath Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary.

The Buda Castle Caves have a rich history dating back several centuries. The caves were initially formed by natural thermal waters and were later expanded and utilized for various purposes. They have served as a shelter during wars, storage facilities, and even as a secret escape route for Hungarian nobility.

The underground labyrinth of the Buda Castle Caves stretches over several kilometers, featuring a maze of passageways, chambers, and cellars. The caves are characterized by their unique rock formations, including stalactites and stalagmites, which add to the natural beauty and intrigue of the space.

The caves are atmospherically lit, creating a mysterious and captivating ambiance. The lighting highlights the natural features of the caves and adds to the overall enchanting experience as you wander through the underground passages.

Along the tour, you may encounter interactive exhibits that provide further information about the history, geology, and legends associated with the Buda Castle Caves. These exhibits may include audiovisual presentations, artifacts, and displays that enhance your understanding of the caves and their significance.


Exploring the Buda Castle Caves is typically done through guided tours. Knowledgeable guides lead visitors through the maze-like tunnels, sharing historical anecdotes and legends associated with the caves. They provide insights into the various functions and uses of the caves throughout history.


Buda Castle Caves Walking Tour

Explore a part of the network of underground tunnels under the Castle Hill with your guide. Learn more about the history and role of the cave tunnels and its geology. Admire the natural limestone and the manpower that went into creating this labyrinth cave system.

Meet your guide at the meeting point on Trinity Square (Szentháromság tér) and enter the Buda Castle underground cave system.

After a short introduction you will start your tour and learn about the history of the labyrinth-like of cave system which once served as wine cellars, bomb shelters and even a medieval prison.

This walking tour is roughly 1.5km long (1 mile) and you will get the chance to admire the natural limestone caverns and the 800-year-old man-made cellars in one of the most unique caves of Hungary

The tour is a journey through time during which you will be able to learn a lot about not only the geology of the Buda Castle but also about the combined work of man and nature throughout many centuries.


Important information

  • When visiting the Buda Castle Caves, it's important to wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking in underground environments.
  • Temperature inside the caves can be cool around 12°C (54° Fahrenheit) so bringing a light jacket or sweater is recommended.


Exploring the Buda Castle Caves in Budapest offers a unique and fascinating experience, taking you on a journey through history and underground wonders.

Immerse yourself in the intriguing stories and legends associated with these ancient caves!


  • Learn about the geology and the unique history of the area
  • Marvel at the natural limestone caverns and 800-year-old man-made cellars
  • A true time travel in one of the most extraordinary caves of Hungary
  • Kids Friendly: Suitable for children aged 5 or over

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