This cold, wet weather is good for only one thing. Caving.
5 degrees and humid air. Does it remind you of something? Well feel like being in the cool stomach of a cave. Fortunately, there are some great real caves to visit on the Buda side of the city. And anyway, you should visit them when the temperature is the same out here than down there. You can find your perfect tour in each level: there are easy ones, accessible even with strollers, and also adventurous tours, where head-light and full tour equipment is needed.
Cave of Szemlő Hill is part of the Buda Caves with its 2200 m discovered length and with a short, 250 meter long section, where the guided tours take place. The beautiful hiking trails dotted with minerals can easily get around thanks to the concrete path and stairs, so no wonder that it’s a popular destination of families with small children. The special features of the cave are the pisolite-precipitations and gypsum crystals that we can explore during a 40 minute walk.
The other hidden treasure of the capital is the stalactite cave of Pál Valley, which has more than 30 km long section discovered. The hiking trail is 500 meter long, but since it has steep sections, the minimum age of visit is 5 years. We have to crawl and climb in the unlit cave and the tour lasts for 2-3 hours. Walking on the corridors not only spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, but calcite crystals, shells prints and fabulous rock formations amaze everyone. The necessary equipment (overalls, helmets, helmet lamps) is ensured on the spot.