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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lovas ut 4/c, Budapest 1012, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 70 701 0101
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

I had read a bit about the hospital before my visit and combined it with a visit to the castle and St Matthias. It was a guided tour and very informative. The layout is a bit chaotic with groups crossing each other but this is...More

Thank terry c
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a must. A secret until early this century. It is set up as it was when in use, all the original equipment, wax models in situ to show the state of patients. It is a guided tour only which takes an hour and...More

Thank SueChit
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The Hospital in the Rock is definitely worth a visit. The tour of the hospital takes one hour. It starts with an interesting video of the hospitals history and continues with a tour around the hospital. It includes some original artefacts. You aren't allowed to...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

I enjoyed the visit to the bunker and thought it was good value for money. We did get a reduction because we had the Budapest travel card. The guide was excellent with very good English and answered all questions in detail. The tour amongst othe...More

Thank TD290765
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We visited in April 2016 as both me and my partner are interested in modern history and this space did not disappoint. On entry we were shown a short informational video about the history of the place before we were taken on a tour around...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

It was expensive for what it was though I love history so really enjoyed it. Our guide was great and very knowledgable though I would have liked some more historical facts and context - they seemed to really beef the tour out with extra irrelevant...More

Thank Donnie-1989
Sziklakorhaz, Guest Relations Manager at Hospital in the Rock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Dear Donnie-1989, Thank you very much for your review. The Museum is maintained by a public benefit, non-profit organization. Since its main revenue source are the tourists, the proper division of resources is inevitable in order to effectively manage the quality working infrastructure, keep the...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017

I think the best thing I did in Budapest was to see this incredible museum. You are guided around by an excellent guide and super knowledgeable. Some of the''model recreations'' are a little outdated but with the guide and the lay out you really get...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 25 February 2017

For history lovers this is a must see! It explores an important part of ww1, ww2 and cold war history that you may (not) be aware of... The wax figures look almost funny and definitely "cheap" (the do have a strange green skin tone lol)...More

Thank A_Rantos
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

When we first walked in we found the young boy and girl on the desk very rude. We were looking for next tours and prices but they seemed more bothered about laughing and muttering in their own language which made us feel uncomfortable. However, after...More

Thank happy_travellers142
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This was one of the most interesting trips we did while in Budapest. We managed to get discount as we are under 26 and my boyfriend works for the NHS which was a pleasant surprise so bring ID. It starts with a video then a...More

Thank Barbie182
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!