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The final resting place for fallen Communist statues, including those of Lenin, Marx and Engels, plus memorial plaques that were removed after the downfall of the Communist regime. Soviet model made gigantic sculptures from the Cold War, from behind...more
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Memento Park | Balatoni ut - Szabadkai utca, Budapest 1223, Hungary
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We caught the bus connected to Memento Park from a main square in Budapest. We boarded at 11:00, and they returned us by 13:30. With the 20-30 minute drive that allowed 1.5 hours at the park, which is plenty of time. We participated in the...More
If you go to Budapest, this Museum is a must see. Even if the weather is not perfect, you still can enjoy this outdoor museum. They also screen a film, and have an indoor exhibition. The experience of seeing these statues in real life is...More
Particularly if you are a history buff, this is an excellent exhibit. These are original statues from the Soviet occupied era in Hungary, celebrating Stalin (Enormous), Lenin and others. It is larger than I expected. Make sure to get a guide book. Ample free parking...More
It's not easy to get to but the collection of Communist statues is worth the trip.
Get the guide book at the entrance and walk around. Other cities/ countries have destroyed these kind of statues but seeing them in this park setting is a jarring...More
Rather than destroying all those gargantuan Soviet era statues after the fall of Communism, the Hungarian authorities collected a number of them here and they really are worth seeing. The park is laid out with interesting symbolism that is explained in the guide book and...More
We used the minibus transfer company to get there. It's called the Red Star Tour half way price between taxi and public transport. The daily visit leaves Deac square opposite the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 11 am. Buy tickets on the bus or alternatively book...More
Don't leave Budapest without a visit to Memento Park.
Fair play to the modern Hungarian regime for avoiding the temptation to trash these monuments to Communism. The trade-off is that they are now housed miles from the city centre, but don't let that put you...More
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I honestly don't remember for sure - I know we didn't have any florins so we either paid by credit card or used euros. Many of the Hungarian sites are very kind to accept euros so you don't have to get florins for a short... More
I honestly don't remember for sure - I know we didn't have any florins so we either paid by credit card or used euros. Many of the Hungarian sites are very kind to accept euros so you don't have to get florins for a short stay. Sorry I can't be more definitive.