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The church was consecrated in 1926. During World War II it functioned as a military hospital for the Nazi army...

Name: Cave Church
Category: Religious buildings
Location: 1114 Budapest, Szent Gellért rakpart 1.
Internet: http://www.sziklatemplom.hu

Cave Church
Cave Church


 

Good to know about the Cave Church

  • Pauline monks built this remarkable church inside Gellért Hill after a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. The church was consecrated in 1926
  • During World War II it functioned as a military hospital for the Nazi army In an attempt to curb the power of the Catholic Church the secret police raided the church in 1951. The prior was murdered; the monks were imprisoned After the raid the church was sealed.
  • After the fall of communism the monks regained the temple and reopened it in 1989
  • They continue to use it for religious functions
  • The cave is also called St. Ivan's Cave after a hermit who had lived here and healed the sick with the area's thermal water. The same water supplies now the Gellért Bath

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Cave Hospital is an underground complex beneath Buda Castle. The place served as a military hospital in WWII and as a nuclear shelter during the Cold War.

Name: Cave Hospital
Category: Museums & Art
Location: 1012 Budapest, Lovas út 4/c
Phone: +36 70 7 01 01 01
Internet: http://www.sziklakorhaz.eu

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Cave Hospital
Cave Hospital

 

Good to know about the Cave Hospital

  • Cave Hospital is an underground complex beneath Buda Castle
  • The place served as a military hospital in WWII and as a nuclear shelter during the Cold War Originally it used to be a wine cellar; later, in the Turkish times, it became a hiding place for treasures and women from the harem
  • The complex occupies 2000 sq m (6,560 sq ft); it was designed for 300 patients and 40 doctors and nurses worked here in shifts
  • In the last days of the WWII Budapest siege, more than 600 patients were squeezed in these windowless rooms filled with smell of blood, sweat and urine
  • The museum opened in 2008; it contains the original medical instruments and close to 70 wax figures
  • The guided tours are rich with anectodes and stories that make visiting the museum a great experience

Tip: The museum can only be visisted on guided tours, which depart on the hour. Please note that it is not allowed to take photos inside the museum.



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The reformer, the moderate and conservative: three synagogues close to other in the 7th district of the city. There’s one in Kazinczy Street, another in Rumbach Sebestyén Street and the fifth biggest in the word is in Dohány Street, which contains a museum of Jewish history, too.

Name: The Jewish Monuments
Category: Religious buildings
Internet: http://www.mazsihisz.hu

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The reformer, the moderate and conservative: three synagogues close to other in the 7th district of the city. There’s one in Kazinczy Street, another in Rumbach Sebestyén Street and the fifth biggest in the word is in Dohány Street, which contains a museum of Jewish history, too.

Zsinagóga
Zsinagóga

 

Earlier Jewish merchants lived in Gozsdu courtyard which could luckily retain its former atmosphere. The Holocaust Memorial Centre in Páva Street is oneof the museums to deal solely with the Holocaust. The shoes made of cast iron between Széchenyi István Square and Kossuth Square on the Pest side of the Danube are an absurd and movingly beautiful sight. They commerorate those who were shot inti the Danube by the Arrow Cross.

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Name: Duna-Korzó
Category: Architecture, castles and historic districts
Location: 1051 Budapest, Duna-korzó

Description

If you want to breathe in a good deal of Budapest as keepsake but have no time to see all of the city, take a stroll on Duna-korzó, a promenade by river Danube. Turn your head to both sides, Buda and Pest, and take your time to check out the sights by the second longest river in Europe while enjoying the fresh air.

Duna-Korzó
Duna-Korzó

 

Some of them even deserve a longer sip of said air to be had at: Downtown Parish Church (Belvárosi Plébániatemplom), Vigadó, a concert hall operating since the 19th century and the statue of the Little Princess (Kiskirálylány).

Tips: If you continue along the river bank beyond the promenade you can get to the Parliament. Take tram line 2 to travel along the Danube on Pest side for a beautiful view of the Danube, the Parliament, the Royal Castle and Palace and other great attractions.

Good to know about Danube Promenade

  • The Danube Promenade (Dunakorzó) spans from Elizabeth Bridge to Chain Bridge on the Pest side banks of the Danube
  • It was once lined with luxury hotels, restaurants and cafés overlooking the Danube and Buda castle
  • After it was established in the 19th century, the area became immensely popular; there is an effort to recreate the pre-war ambiance
  • Highlights: Elizabeth Bridge, Vigado Concert Hall, Little Princess, Chain Bridge
  • Elizabeth Bridge is named after Emperor Franz Joseph's wife. The original bridge, built in 1890s, was destroyed in WWII; a new one was built on the old pillars in the 1960s
  • Little Princess is a cute small bronze statue sitting on the promenade's railings at Vigado Square; one of Budapest's newest attractions
  • Vigado Concert Hall (1865) is the city's second largest concert hall. Such masters performed here as Liszt, Mahler, Wagner, Von Karajan, Brahms or Debussy

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Name: Lukács Bath
Category: Baths
Location: 1023 Budapest, Frankel Leó utca 25-29.
Phone: + 36 1 326-1695
Internet: http://www.lukacsfurdo.hu

Description

Bath as the Ottomans did

Two baths with centuries of history behind them, utilizing the same spring adapted to modern-day needs in beautiful environments. Both places flourished as early as the Ottoman times, Lukács was reopened in the 19th century, while Veli Bej had to wait for its turn until a couple of months back.

Lukács Bath
Lukács Bath

 

In the latter you can find a sauna, an infrasauna, a steam room, experience showers, family cabins, a weight bath, a Kneipp-basin, a jacuzzi, curative pools of water containing Calcium Carbonate, and, of course, a flat-surface pool.



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