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Memento Park, Budapest

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Visit the statues of Lenin, Marx, and Engels at Memento Park, an open-air museum dedicated to influential figures from the country's Communist period. Designed by Hungarian architect Akos Eleod, the park features 42 of the statues that were removed from the city after the fall of Communism. Check out a replica of Stalin's boots, which became a symbol of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 after the statue of Stalin was pulled down from its pedestal. Although located a distance from city center, the park is easily accessible via shuttle bus or public transportation from the downtown area. Use our Budapest trip planner to add Memento Park and other attractions to your Budapest vacation plans.
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  • My partner specialised in the Soviet Union and Stalinism at University so was in her element!! Fantastic display of history. It’s great that this part of the Hungarian history hasn’t been squashed... 
    My partner specialised in the Soviet Union and Stalinism at University so was in her element!! Fantastic display of history. It’s great that this part of the Hungarian history hasn’t been squashed...  more »
  • I was at the Memento Park in Budapest. All in all it was disappointing and too expensive for what we saw and discovered. First of all the park is really far from the city center - we needed between....  more
    I was at the Memento Park in Budapest. All in all it was disappointing and too expensive for what we saw and discovered. First of all the park is really far from the city center - we needed between....  more »
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  • A place which to some will be a source of nostalgia for the forgotten glory days of proletarian heroism, to others of fits of laughter, and to others still a feeling of anger and frustration towards the period. ⭐️ Feel the imposing (and imposed) splendor that your (grand)parents were subjected to right before walking into a grocery shop empty of basic goods. ⭐️ Feel the inspiration (that some felt) to follow the dream and create a socialist paradise. ⭐️ Feel the judging eye of Lenin as you photograph him with your capitalist phone created by taking the means of production form the masses. Feel it all and be happy statues like this are now just a dark memory in a remote park of curiosities. Don't miss the exhibition in the house in front of the park and the extra collection of statues in the bunker under Stalin's shoes. 🤔 The total collection strikes me as a bit small, in comparison to what I think must ave been around the city/country "back in the day". I suspect there must be more statues somewhere; who knows maybe some people just put them in their gardens to barbecuing under a watchful eye of the heroes of the working class. The gentleman selling tickets is very kind, deserves his own 5 stars. He patiently encourages everyone to buy an explanation booklet (which in retrospect I think would have been very helpful to get more context about the statues). I had a huge coughing fit while visiting the place, and he brought me a glass of water. ℹ️ There is a toilet, little cafe, and a shop with a lot of Soviet memorabilia including original pins, postcards, some collectors items and other stuff—basically what I'd find in my grandma's closet.
  • Very interesting park. Worth a visit. Quick and easy to get to by public transport (Metro 4 and the 101 or 150 bus). Very helpful and friendly man in the ticket office (13/07/22). Cold drinks for sale. Nice area to sit in the shade. Good prices. Thank you.

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