Hospital in the Rock, Budapest

4.5
#2 of 290 in Museums in Hungary
Part of the vast, interconnected caves beneath Castle Hill, Hospital in the Rock served as a nuclear bunker and emergency hospital during 20th-century wartime. During World War II, the 10 km (6 mi) of caves and cellars in this region were connected and used as a bomb shelter. You can visit the hospital portion, where doctors treated civilians and soldiers until July 1945, then again during the 1956 Revolution. Take a guided tour of the hospital, learn more about Hungarian history from 1938 up through the Cold War, and witness the difficult conditions under which doctors and nurses worked in these caves. With our custom trip planner, Budapest attractions like Hospital in the Rock can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Really interesting museum to visit. There are one hour guided tours in the English language. Unfortunately, the visits one after the other do not have time to dwell to look at all the objects of the time that are exhibited in the various Windows, otherwise the guide constantly urges you to be fast and not linger. I would have liked to have more time available to browse through the exhibits.
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  • Do not miss this museum. It is extraordinary and the guide was excellent. It was a very moving experience. One of the best things we did in Budapest.  more »
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  • Awesome English guide! Very informative and shocking as well. Really loved the insight to what happened here. It’s a little musky smelling, but they circulate the air during the evening when no tourists are in as it is loud. Even though the wax models are a bit old I would still recommend as the guide was so informative and I just found it very interesting.
  • This was a highlight of our trip to Budapest. A fascinating guided tour of the hospital that served during the siege of Budapest. Hard to believe that five to six hundred patients were held at one time. So many original machines and medical instruments still on exhibit. The tour itself was amazing. Our English speaking guide was so knowledgable and delivered the tour at a great pace considering the large group. Highly recommend. 5*
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