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The Castle Labyrinth

The Castle Labyrinth (5)

At number nine Uri Street you will find the entrance to the underground labyrinth running below ´Castle Hill`. It is made up of ten kilometres of caverns, of which only one and a half kilometres are open to the public, going down to a depth of sixteen metres.

This cave system was linked together by the Turks for military purposes, and today you can observe in the exhibition rooms how it has been used over the years: from Prehistoric times to the Second World War, when people sought refuge here from aerial bombing.

It is true to say that the entrance fee is rather expensive if you take into account average Budapest prices, but it is well worth a visit and offers a rewarding and fun experience. What’s more, the low temperatures inside are a great way to cool down if you are there in the summer. However, we do advise you to give it a miss if you suffer from claustrophobia because some of the pathways are very narrow indeed.

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