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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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Name: Palace of Arts
Category: Museums and art
Location: 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.
Internet: https://www.mupa.hu

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Palace of Arts
Palace of Arts

 

Müpa is the place where tickets are bought months prior to the events and it’s not looked down to wait for student tickets to the gallery before performances. No surprise, as you can find here’s the most versatile organ of Europe, the famous concert hall, that’s regarded as one of the best of its kind in the world, and the perfect representation as to how one should use wood.



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Name: Palace of Miracles
Category: Museums and art
Location: 1222 Budapest Nagytétényi út 37-43.
Internet: http://www.csopa.hu

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Palace of Miracles
Palace of Miracles

 

There’s no age restriction at Csodák Palotája (Palace of Miracles). Those who like to be impressed, are hooked on natural sciences or simply enjoy being shown novel things of the world they live in just like when they were children, should go to the Palace of Miracles, and specifically Öveges hall inside that.



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Monumental art became a tool and symbol of power in the 60 years of socialism. Apart from the statues of the prominent dictatorial figures of cults of personality, photo exhibitions inform the visitor of the otherworldly methods employed by the secret service and informers of the single-party state.

Name: Memento Park - Statue Park
Category: Museums and art
Location: 1223 Budapest, Balatoni út-Szabadkai utca corner
Phone: + 36 1 424-7500
Internet: www.mementopark.hu

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Draw the Iron Curtain shut

Monumental art became a tool and symbol of power in the 60 years of socialism. Apart from the statues of the prominent dictatorial figures of cults of personality, photo exhibitions inform the visitor of the otherworldly methods employed by the secret service and informers of the single-party state.

Memento Park
Memento Park

 

For unforgettable moments of lighter nature seek out the Trabant-section.



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This museum holds in several rooms and in the garden, some works or models by this contemporary prolix sculptor.

Name: Imre Varga Museum
Category: Museums and art
Location: 1033 Budapest, Laktanya utca 7.

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This museum holds in several rooms and in the garden, some works or models by this contemporary prolix sculptor. He made a large number of monumental sculptures or groups visible in all four corners of the capital or even all over Hungary. Religious topics, famous people (Liszt, Bartók, Lénine, Mihály Károlyi), subjects exalting patriotism, scenes of everyday life, the sources of inspiration are multiple. Look out for the medals under a glass display which were awarded to him!



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