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Dripstone Caves

Pál-Völgyi cave

The dripstone-rich cave, the longest one in the Buda Hills and the third longest in the country, is a highly protected natural preservation area since 1944. Its length exceeds 7,200 meters; the vertical dimension is 104 m. The temperature is a constant 11 Celsius, so dress up well, bring hiking boots and expect to climb ladders

Opening hours: T-S: 10:00-16:15

Website: www.dunaipoly.hu/en/

Prices from: 1550 HUF/person

Szemlőhegyi cave

The cave, currently explored to a length of 2,200 meters, and placed under increased protection, is one of the most valuable natural treasures of Budapest. It contains several spacious passages, offers a variety of spectacular forms and is richly ornamented with mineral precipitations. Visitors can tour the hiking route of about 250 meters on comfortable concrete sidewalks and stairs, and can get familiarised with the pisolite precipitations and gypsum crystals, whose numbers are almost unparalleled in Europe. The natural forms abundantly cover the walls, and are illuminated to enhance the beauty of the crystals and formations of the cave passages. The clear, dust-free air of the cave makes the treatment of patients suffering from asthma and respiratory diseases possible.

The reception building houses an exhibition, which showcases the these important caves. The temperature is even all through the year, 12 Grade Celsius, therefore it is advised to put on warmer clothes in the summer time. The built-out hiking route can be visited in outdoor clothing. Wearing hiking boots is recommended. There is no age limit for visitors, and the cave tour is also possible with prams and for persons in a wheelchair. The duration of the tour is approx. 40 minutes.

Opening hours: T-S: 10:00-16:00
Website: www.dunaipoly.hu/en/
Prices: from 1550 HUF/person

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