Exploring Budapest’s Labyrinth

Exploring Budapest’s Labyrinth was one of the coolest experiences of my life.  It is a must-do for anyone visiting Budapest with even a fleeting interest in history or ruins.    

I didn’t do any research on how to spend the day in Budapest prior to my trip.  I was happy to simply explore the city. 

The sign pointed down a creepy back alley, so I was a little hesitant, but my love for spooky history drew me in.

Budapest's Labyrinth 

The entrance fee to the labyrinth is 2500 Hungarian Forints, which is about 9 US Dollars. 

I took my lantern and entered the labyrinth. This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and definitely one of my top travel adventures.

The Opera is celebrated in the first room of the labyrinth. It has some hokey wax figures with Opera music playing in the backgroud.

During the 15th century, the labyrinth was used as a prison. Vlad the Impaler, the man behind the Dracula legend, was the most famous prisoner held here.

Vlad the Impaler