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Hospital in the Rock

Lovas ut 4/c, Budapest 1012, Hungary
+36 70 701 0101
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The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is a thrilling, unique and moving place. Visitors can learn about the WWII and the 1956 revolution as well as the Cold War in relation to this former TOP SECRET nuclear bunker. It had an important role during the war and it was classified until 2002 and opened as a museum in 2008. The place ensures a real time warp into the past. Mobiles are not working inside. Do not expect a regular museum. One hour long tour departs every hour in English. Guide books are available in several languages. Unforgettable experience underneath the Castle Hill. The entrance is only about 5 minutes walk from the famous Matthias-Church of Buda Castle.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lovas ut 4/c, Budapest 1012, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 70 701 0101
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Reviewed yesterday

We first went to the Hospital in the Rock because it was raining and cold and we wanted to be inside. It turned out to be a great choice. It has an interesting history during the war. You can see old X-ray technology and other...More

Thank Selarz
Reviewed yesterday

Really interesting place, history ranging from post second world war to relatively resent. Lots of original era supplies and wax work scenes showing how it would have been when it was in use. Our tour guide was great, seemed to have a lot of passion...More

Thank KellysOdyssey
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and touching site. Everything you see here is authenic and we also liked the wax figures. Our gide had excellent English and was very dedicated. If you like history, it is a must visit. It's very close from Matthias church - you must...More

Thank Julija T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were afraid of the long waiting in the queue but we were lucky, we could enter in five minutes with the next group. Positives: very nice and detailed answer coming from the staff through fb message. Guided tour, an explanation is given to every...More

Thank evadanko
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to see the old way of hospital. Good tour and lot's to see. The Atomic bomb exhibition was also good.

Thank Timo R
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the back side of the hill away from down town and the views so famous, one finds a slice of war history worth experiencing. This creative use of the hill shows not only needs during times of great stress, it shows powerful planning and...More

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by but didn't go in. It is bascially a cold war relic. It was a hospital designed to withstand a nuclear blast. I have no idea what the inside is like, but they wanted to give an hour long tour so we declined....More

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Sziklakorhaz, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Hospital in the Rock, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear DTMCD1111 Thank you for your feedback. The Hospital in the Rock was an operating hospital during WWII and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. It was upgraded into a nuclear bunker at the beginning of the 60s during the Cold War. They wanted to have a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hospital is an important part of Budapest history. The hour-long tour (in English) is well worth the entry fee and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and responsive to our questions.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great museum with passionate and well informed tour guide. Fascinating history and interesting museum.

Thank Molly D
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to do a tour here and that starts with a movie that has interesting history about the hospital. It has seen a lot of terrible things. The air is a bit dank and it's a bit hokey with the wax figures but still...More

1  Thank Leslie W
Sziklakorhaz, Public Relations Manager at Hospital in the Rock, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Leslie W, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are sorry for the smell, The Hospital in the Rock - as its name refers to it - is part of a natural cave system that is located under the Buda Castle Hill. Therefore,...More

District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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5 May 2017|
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Response from Sziklakorhaz | Property representative |
Dear Zoe9798 The closest bus stop can be found at Szentháromság Square, next to Matthias Church. The number 16 bus (Szell Kalman Square – Deák Square) as well as the 16A and the 116 (Szell Kalman Square – Dísz Square) stop... More
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30 March 2017|
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Response from Sziklakorhaz | Property representative |
Dear SherriLR, The Museum can only be visited with a guided tour. Tours depart every hour on the hour during opening times. A guide in Hungarian and English is always available. Full tour duration: 60 minutes, covering the... More
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13 June 2016|
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Response from Amanda C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not necessary to buy online, we just showed up and queue to pay and joined the tour. There are concession prices for above 65 / student prices as well!