Budapest is famous for its natural underground caves, which were formed by thermal waters over millions of years. There are two beautiful natural caves in the Buda Hills just waiting to be explored – the Pál-völgyi Stalactite Cave and the Szemlő-hegyi Cave. Filled with spectacular formations, both caves were discovered by accident, in the early 1900’s.

The Pál-völgyi Stalactite Cave (Pál-völgyi Cseppkő barlang) is a multi-level labyrinth with amazing rock formations. It’s also the longest underground chamber in the Buda Hills and the third longest in Hungary, stretching more than 7 km (4.3 miles) and going underground more than 100 meters. The site is a highly protected natural conservation area since 1944. The temperature in the cave is 11 Celsius (52 F) throughout the year. So warm clothes and hiking boots are must to enjoy the visit.

Phone number: +36-1-325-9505

Opening hours: from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 am till 4.15 pm

Email address: palvolgy@t-online.hu

The price of a 50-minute guided tour is 1400 HUF (about 4-5 euros) /person