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Self-Guided Tour of Szemlő Mountain Cave

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Treat yourself to a self-guided tour of the Szemlő-Hegy cave where you can go exploring at your own pace and see why it is called the "Underground Flower Garden of Budapest".


  • Explore the Szemlő-Hegy cave with the convenience of going at your own pace with this self-guided tour.

  • Along the 530 meters long, you will see different and beautiful types of mineral deposits.

  • Enjoy a pleasant temperature of 12 centigrade that persists year-round.

  • Since this is a self-guided tour, you can explore as much as you like at your own pace, free from tight schedules and itineraries.

  • This humid, clean, and dust-free cave is adorned with mineral deposits like “popcorns”, “cauliflower-like calcite crusts”, and “calcite rafts” thus earning the nickname, the “Underground Flower Garden of Budapest”.


  • Self-guided tour of Szemlő mountain cave

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

The Szemlő-Hegy cave in Budapest is a beautiful attraction that also doubles as a Center for Speleotherapy. After it was discovered in 1930, construction work and exploration began after which it was opened to the general public in 1986. The entirety of the cave has a 530-meter long path and along the way there are numerous types of mineral deposits that are beautifully shaped and represent flora, hence giving it the name the “Underground Flower Garden of Budapest”.

Due to the constant temperature inside the cave of 12 centigrade, it is always pleasant, no matter the weather. One very important salient feature of the cave is that it is clean, humid, and also dustless. Therefore, it is also used as a Center for Speleotherapy since 1990 to treat patients with bronchitis and asthma.

Since this is a self-guided tour, you can explore the cave at your own pace, without having to adhere to strict itineraries.


Jul 10, 2022 to Jul 11, 2023

  • Daily: 11am to 5pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Szemlő-hegyi-barlang,.

  • Address: Budapest, Pusztaszeri út 35, 1025 Hungary.

  • Please validate your online ticket at the cash desk before the start of your tour.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Szemlő-hegyi-barlang. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 29, 111 to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Kolosy tér. It is a quick 5-minute drive to the meeting point.

  • Board trams 17, 19, 41, N19 to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is Szépvölgyi út. It is a quick 5-minute drive to the meeting point.

  • Board train H5 to get you there.


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