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Budavári Labirintus (Labyrinth of Buda Castle)

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Used as a wine cellar during the 16th and 17th centuries and then as an air-raid shelter during World War II, this 16-meter (52-foot) deep, 1,200-meter (3,900-foot) long labyrinth—entered at Úri utca 9 below an early-18th-century house—can be explored on a tour or, if you dare, on your own. English-language brochures are available. Day tours are available daily 9:30–7:30; night tours, which you should book in advance, take place 8:30 pm–8 am.

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  • Address: District I, Úri utca 9, Castle District, Budapest | Map It
  • Phone: 1/212–0207
  • Cost: 2,000 HUF
  • Hours: Daily 9:30–7:30
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  • Metro Várbusz (4th stop from M2: Széll Kálmán tér).
  • Location: Várhegy (Castle Hill)
Updated: 08-29-2011

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    My 13-year-old son and I toured the labrinth. It was dimly lit, and so a bit spooky, but not scary. There are re-created "monuments" here and there, and a number of maps to help you find your way through.

    And the end of the labrinth, there's a portion that is not lit. You make your way through by means of a guide rope along the wall. You CAN choose to skip this part, and exit through a nearby door - we chose this path!

    by Lexma90, 11/7/09

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