The Palvolgyi Cave: A Stalactite Cave in Hungary

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The Palvolgyi Cave (Hungarian: Pál-völgyi-barlang) is a stalactite cave in Budapest, Hungary, stretching more than 19 km (11.8 mi), of which only 500 m (1610 ft) is accessible to the public.



Five interesting facts about the Palvolgyi Cave:

  • It was formed by thermal waters over millions of years.
  • It was discovered in 1904 and it is accessible for the public since 1919.
  • It is the third longest cave in the country.
  • Its vertical dimension is 104 m (341 ft).
  • It is a highly protected natural preservation area since 1944.

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Path, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Gap, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Gap, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Gap, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Path, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Gap, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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The Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Path, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Path, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Hall, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Hall, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Dropstone formations, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Dropstone formations, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Dropstone formations, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Dropstone formations, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Stalagmites, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Fossil, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary

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Stalactites, the Palvolgyi Cave, Hungary



Opening Times:


Tuesday to Sunday
10 am to 4 pm


Tickets:


Standard admission: HUF 1400
Reduced admission: HUF 1200


How to get there by public transport:

Take bus 65 from "Kolosy tér" in Óbuda, get off at the 5th stop "Pál-völgyi cseppkőbarlang".



Address:

Szépvölgyi út 162, 1025 Budapest, Hungary

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6 comments

  1. There are so many wonderful places in our earth and you were lucky to have visited it. It looks like the kind of place where it's easy to remain without words!!

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  2. I find caves fascinating and a bit scary because I'm claustrophobic and don't like being underground. These are very interesting rock formations.

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  3. Wow! Your photography is on point. You have captured the light and the cave interiors wonderfully
    Great work!

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  4. We just returned from Budapest and unfortunately missed it! You have just given us reason for coming back, thanks!

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  5. Beautiful! We went to the caves in Slovenia and it was 24 km long! We had to get on a train inside the cave to get in. The train went for like 2km. It was amazing. I just got back from Budapest but didn't have time to explore anything outside of the city. Looks like I missed out!

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  6. Such an beautiful cave in Hungary! I've not yet visited the country, but would love to see such amazing structures like this. Your photos are stunning too and capture the cave well.

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