Did you know that more than 3700 caves are recorded in Hungary? Well, many of them can be discovered in Budapest city as well. Taking part in an exciting cave tour is a great program idea for couples, group of friends and families.
The cave systems are 0,5-1 million-year-old and under nature conservation protection in Hungary. They are often called “Budapest’s underground flower garden”. During a guided tour you will observe the best parts of the cave along hundreds of meters long tourist path. You can discover various shapes of mineral deposits, thermal karst formations and calcite plates. The caves are also famous for its unique dripstones and narrow corridors as well. Due to the caves high humidity and constant temperature it has a positive effect for asthma sufferers too.
On of the below pictures you can see cave walls covered with thick layer of “pea stones” and “cauliflowers”. These are mainly mineral deposits and calcite plates creating a very unique shape on the cave walls.
The Eye of the Needle
The Needle’s Eye is a natural opening at 3 meters high. Maria Szekula the young and skinny cave explorer was the first person who could get through the thin gap and enter the continuation to the long corridor. The picture below was taken in Szemlo-hegyi cave.