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Hospital in the Rock

1012 Budapest, Lovas út 4/c

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The Hospital in the Rock was built in a natural cave system. These extremely rare caves are located under the Castle Hill and they were created after the glacial period, by spring-water, at the meeting point of limestone and marl. From the Middle Ages, this 10 km long natural cave system has been constantly used by the local citizens. After the outbreak of WWII, from 1939, most of the caves were constructed to function as refuges. The very first room to be constructed in the cave system was the so-called Air Raid Alarm Control Centre , from where the air raid sirens in the castle area were controlled from 1937-45. While air defence is responsible for the protection of the air space, the passive air-defence ensured the protection and preparation of civilians in the event of an air raid.

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open hours

Monday 10:00 - 20:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00

Thursday 10:00 - 20:00

Friday 10:00 - 20:00

Saturday 10:00 - 20:00

Sunday 10:00 - 20:00