Sunday, February 08, 2009

The Labyrinth under Buda Castle





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Like so many wonderful sights and sounds in Budapest, the Labyrinth under Buda Castle was a neat experience- even if we had to figure it all out for ourselves. The Labyrinth is about 4000 square metres big and was a really interesting experience, if albeit a little strange in parts. Once we paid our ticket to get in, we were literally let "loose" into the Labyrinth- no guides or information packet to give us some background on this historic site. From what we gathered thanks to Google however, the labyrinth is actually made up of a bunch of caves and cellars that were connected together over time. The labyrinth was apparently used as a bomb shelter during World War II, and as a "Secret Military Installation" during the Cold War....interesting, interesting. We really enjoyed the "Castle District" in Budapest, and treated ourselves to a tour through the Marzipan Museum afterwards.

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