It is definitely worth to visit the secret nuclear bunker and hospital under Budapest’s Castle Hill. The Hospital in the Rock Museum (Sziklakórház Múzeum) is part of an approximately 6-mile (10-km) stretch of interconnected caves and cellars beneath the Buda Castle Hill. This museum is dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker.

The history of the emergency hospital goes back to World War II, when Castle District was part of the Government Quarter. The caves and tunnels were connected and fortified. They were used as an air raid shelter. On the orders of the Mayor of Budapest an emergency surgical hospital was also built within the caves beneath Buda Castle Hill. The hospital was actively used during WW II until July 1945 and then during the 1956 Revolution to treat wounded civilians and soldiers. Between 1958 and 1962 it was expanded to withstand potential chemical and nuclear attacks during the Cold War.

Phone number: +36707010101

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Opening hours: every day from 10.00 am till 8.00 pm, last entry is at 7.00 pm. English guided tours depart every hour.

The entrance ticket costs 4000 HUF (13 euros) / person. The price includes the fee of the tour guide.