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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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Lovas ut 4/c, Budapest 1012, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 70 701 0101
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Reviewed yesterday

The hospital in the rock is an experience you most likely do not want to miss as it is very unusual and also shows images of what it may have been to have been treated during the wars and sieges of Budapest. The museum and...More

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had read that English tours take place on the hour so we turned up in good time and bought tickets for that day and were advised to be there 10 mins in advance of the start. Toilets and drinks/snacks available if required. Everyone is...More

1  Thank Shakira78
Reviewed 3 days ago

growing up with my dad who was once a medical assistant, this is a very interesting place of visit as we get to see first hand medical devices, equipment used back in those days, and during the wars. the guides are very professional and explained,...More

Thank dogtortoise
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been planning to go to this special museum near the Castle for pretty long. Parking in the street is not free! We were lucky today to go in for free. The guided tour is a must, but it is more than professional. The...More

Thank silangel1
Sziklakorhaz, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Hospital in the Rock, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear silangel1, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a great review about our Museum and sharing your experience with other travelers. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future! Kind rgeards, Hospital in the Rock Team

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The first half of the tour is through the hospital as it would have looked at the height of its use towards the end of the second world war and enables you to appreciate the heroism of the doctors and nurses who treated hundreds of...More

Thank Gerry_Sevenoaks
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum is unique and interesting. We felt rushed through the tour though. The guide was already explaining the next part before we made it to the area where we could hear her. There wasn't much time to look at the display items. It's also...More

1  Thank TypicalMe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I don't mean any offense to the history here, but I hated this tour. I wanted to leave but had to keep walking with the group to get out. It was the wax figures!! So creepy. I'm not talking creepy as in "wow, this is...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 6 days ago

missed this my first trip a few years ago so it was a must-not disappointed with the tour-and perfect place to be in 90 degree heat. Lotsa history, sadness, and techniques for the time.

Thank feedabear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the coolest museums ever! Underground bunker with realistic vax figures and original items. You can learn interesting history in this amazing place (dont want to spoil too much). Also, cool souvenir shop where you can buy original cold war gas masks! When asking...More

Thank Mahmuljinova
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some problems locating this attraction as the signage is not too accurate, but it was well worth the effort. A very different hospital with a chequered history, the guided tour is very professional and the exhibits are very well displayed. This should be...More

Thank Mickrush
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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12 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!