The Labyrinth of Buda Castle
The Labyrinth of Buda Castle is situated in the complex of caves and cellars beneath Castle Hill stretching to a length of almost 10km. It is a partly natural, partly man-made formation. It is a fully immersive, slightly spooky artistic and historical project that’s unlike anything else you’ll find in Budapest. If you’re open-minded and bring a spirit of whimsy and adventure, you’ll enjoy it tremendously. The Labyrinth has recently been named “One of the World’s 7 Underground Wonders” and it sure is a nice place to visit. During hot summer days it brings refreshment from the heat and during the winter it
brings heat and protection from the cold wind of the Danube.
The unique caves of Castle Hill were created as an effect of the hot water springs. It served as a large shelter and hospital during World War II, but the Turks also used it back in the 16th century, mainly for military purposes and in the 1990s it was restored as a mystic historical museum.
Different tours and trips are available for example the “Personal Labyrinth”, the “Labyrinth of Love”, the “Prehistoric”, the “Historical Labyrinths”, the “Labyrinth of an Other-World” and the “Labyrinth of Courage”. Tours include ‘Labyrinth with Lanterns’, offered daily from 6 pm to 7:30 pm and ‘Kids’ Labyrinth’, offered every Sunday from 10 am.
Popular annual events hosted by the Labyrinth of Buda Castle include Easter with 1001 Candles (held on Easter Monday), Santa Claus in the Labyrinth (held on the Sunday prior to December 6th) and Christmas with 1000 Candles (held on December 26th).
Monday – Sunday: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Nighttime exhibits are open from 8 pm
Adult: HUF 2,000
Student & senior: HUF 1,500
Children 6-12 years old: HUF 600
Budapest Card & Hungary Card: HUF 1,500
Each ticket can be used twice, once for a daytime exhibit and once for a nighttime exhibit.
Photos of the Labyrinth in Buda Castle
Tours on which you will see the Matthias Church
- Dedicated Buda Castle Labyrinth Tour
The Labyrinth in Budapest on the map
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