Guided tour

Budapest: Guided Tour to the Hospital in the Rock & Castle

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Activity provider: Tourist Angel

Budapest: Guided Tour to the Hospital in the Rock & Castle

Activity provider: Tourist Angel

From US$ 39.55 per person

Go on a walking tour of the Buda Castle District with a professional tour guide. Join an extra guided tour in the caves and explore the history of the large underground bunkers during the atrocities of World War 2.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the historical atmosphere of the oldest district of Budapest
  • Admire the Gothic splendor of the Matthias Church and explore the seven towers of Fishermen's Bastion
  • Explore the Royal Palace complex by walking around its courtyards
  • Enjoy the stunning views of the Danube River and its bridges
  • Join a guided tour of the unique Rock Hospital Cave Museum and Atomic Bunker
Full description
Start at the Holy Trinity Statue, from where you walk around the magnificent Matthias Church. Admire the Fishermen's Bastion, a fantastic fairy tale structure offering the best view over the Danube and the Hungarian Parliament building.  Head to the President's Palace and the Royal Palace complexes and walk around the courtyards and fountains, and look at the proud guards outside the palace.  Walk back from the Royal Palace, and explore the other side of the castle. From the medieval walls, you have an excellent view towards the Buda Hills - the western part of the city with its forests and nature parks.  After the guided walking tour enjoy a few minutes break in the entrance hall of the Hospital in the Rock Museum. Receive a skip-the-line ticket from your tour guide and who will help you to join your scheduled visit to the museum. This will be the most exciting part of your tour. Have a 1-hour guided tour in the "Hospital in the Rock" WW2 underground bunker museum. This place used to be a secret military hospital hidden deep down below the Buda Castle. The hospital is part of a system of natural caves and tunnels, that stretches over nearly six miles. The museum that is located in the old rooms of the hospital was established to preserve its rich history.  See many rooms exhibiting hundreds of lifelike wax figures and showing you the story of the underground hospital, that was then turned into an atomic bunker during World War 2. Follow your guide through the tunnels of this place and get a feeling of what life during these times, especially as a wounded soldier must have looked like.
Includes
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Private or small group Castle district walking tour
  • Entry to the Hospital in the Rock Museum and a 1-hour guided tour

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    Meet at Budapest, Szentháromság tér, 1014 Hungary Szentháromság Square, in front of the Holy Trinity Column opposite the front gate of Matthias Church.

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    Know before you go

    • Note that taking photos in the Rock Hospital museum is not allowed
    • There are a few steps in the Rock Hospital, but most of it can be visited even with a wheelchair
    • If for any unexpected reason the guided tour is not offered in English, written English language documents are always provided during the tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 20 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    Superb walk around the castle of Buda, its alleys, its little stories...in the company of the sparkling and very friendly guide Noémi. We were lucky...as there were only the two of us, Noémi was kind enough to give her presentation in French. It's always appreciated! She knows her subject well. The end of the visit ends with the hospital in the bunker...it is a curiosity that is also worth a detour.

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    October 28, 2022

    Purely inspirational. Better be prepared than to get a nasty surprise. Thank you angels. Makes me wanna build or get built a bomb shelter under my home, too. Thinking about a modern version of course, and maybe (now or later group together - underneath blocks of flats bigger space, etc. strength in unity, you know. Hope and pray for peace.

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    May 4, 2022

    When it comes to visiting the castle, taking a guide is essential. It's two hours of explanation and lots of interesting things to hear, and our guide was fantastic. A boy of partly Polish origin was able to explain the whole story in the best possible way, or rather everything he could tell us in two hours. As for the hospital in the rock, I recommend going without a guide, as you can focus more on the things on display since there is no need to wait for other people.

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    January 24, 2022

    Product ID: 389957