Pál-völgyi Cave

Pál-völgyi barlang kiépített szakasz (Fotó: Berentés Ágnes)

The Pál-völgyi Cave in Budapest was discovered in 1904 and it is accessible for the public since 1919. The Cave is famous for its unique dripstones, the narrow corridors and the large level differences are also very typical. The 500-metre long route has lately been modernized and adjusted for the highest requirements. It takes the visitor to the most astonishing stone formations, drip stones, glittering calcium-crystals and prints of primeval shells. At some parts the perfect acoustics of the halls can also be experienced.

Pál-völgyi Cave is the longest cave of Hungary.

Closed: on Mondays (except on holidays not listed below)

on 1 January and 24, 25, 26, 31 December

Tour length: 500 meter in distance and approx 1 hour in time

Tours start: 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 13:15 pm, 15:15 pm, 16:15 pm

Please buy your ticket at least 10 minutes before the tour. With combined ticket or Budapest Card you also need to register in the ticket office

Maximum number of participants: 35.

There are more than 400 stairs and a safe ladder in the cave, so the tour is not suitable for children under the age of 5 or the height of 115 cm, and people with movement disablities.

Easier tours: Szemlőhegyi Cave

More adventurous tours: Mátyás-hegyi Cave

Temperature in the cave: 11 °C (52 °F) all year around – pullover is needed in the summer!

The language of the tour is Hungarian. You can get audioguides (in a limited number) in English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Ukranien, Iltalian and Polish languages.

You can reserve private tours with English guiding at least 3 days before your visit at palvolgy@dinpi.hu (extra fees apply)


No dogs allowed.

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1025 Budapest, Szépvölgyi út 162.

How to get here:

By bus: Take the 65 bus from ’Kolosy tér’ - direction ’Szépvölgyi dűlő’ - exit’ Pál-völgyi cseppkőbarlang’.




+36 1 325 9505, (opening hours only)


From Tuesday-Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm. One tour every hour! First tour at 10:15 and last tour at 16:15. The cave is closed from December 23 to January 1. Please buy your ticket minimum 10 minutes before the tour!

Duration of the tours: 60 minutes. Guided tours start at 15 minutes past every hour. Visitation is prohibited for children under age 5 and below 115 cm.


Name Full price Discount price
Basic ticket (exhibition included) 3 500 HUF/person 2 600 HUF/person
Combined ticket (valid for both Pál-völgyi and Szemlő-hegyi Cave) 5 500 HUF/person 4 400 HUF/person
Exhibition ticket (without cave tour) 1 200 HUF 800 HUF
With Budapest Card free entrance -
Extra fee for private tours (with English speaking guide or interpreter, only for pre-arranged groups) 13.000 HUF/group (min 10, max 30 people) -

Credit card payment is also possible.

Discount price:
The discount prices are valid for: retired, children, students and teachers; two or more children accompanying adults (max. 2 persons) also discounted tickets can enter; groups from a school accompanying all adults.
Combined ticket: valid for Pál-völgyi Cave and also the Szemlő-hegyi Cave.

*Student ticket: with International Student Card

Prices are valid until 2024.12.31

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