How much time does it take to walk through the Labyrinth? Approx. half an hour.
What time does the oil lamp tour begin? At 6.00 p.m. each day.
What clothing should I wear? Regular street clothes are adequate.
Will I get lost in the Labyrinth? No. Arrows will help you to find your way.
What is the temperature inside the Labyrinth? 16-18 degrees Celsius.
What is the humidity level inside the Labyrinth? The humidity level is 90 %.
Can the caves be visited without a guide? Yes, because the arrows help you to find your way.
Where can I park near the Labyrinth? On the Lovas Way (Lovas út), which is one-way,
and opens from Palota Way (Palota út).
Buda Castle Labyrinth opening hours: every day from 10 to 19 o’clock, oil lamp tour after 18 o’clock.
Last entry at 19 o’clock.
The Labyrinth cave system was in the Middle Ages used for many things: it was used as a shelter, basement, hospital or prison. The Castle Hill is best known for its underground “guest” of the 15th century – King Matthias’ prisoner – Vlad Tepes, the famous Count Dracula was imprisoned here.
The Turkish harem was above the entrance of the Labyrinth, at the junction of the Uri, Hajadon and Tárnok Street. On the Hajadon Street side you can still see many densely gridded windows.
Several female skeletons from the Turkish period were found by explorers in the Labyrinth. These women were most likely walled in during the 150 year Turkish rule, or were thrown into the wells when the Turks were forced out of the castle.
In the Middle Ages the castle dwellers hid their wealth from the tax collectors in the Labyrinth.
News spread about a ghost living in the Labyrinth in the 19th century. The local people called this lone wandering apparition the “Black Count”. This ghost terrorized the populace for a long time.
The Labyrinth has many wells, it is said that every house is located above one. The introduction of tap water made their water undrinkable.