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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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  • We took a bus out of the city centre out to Memento Park to see this quirky collection of over 40 statutes, busts and plaques from Hungary's communist period. It was really quiet when we visited... 
    We took a bus out of the city centre out to Memento Park to see this quirky collection of over 40 statutes, busts and plaques from Hungary's communist period. It was really quiet when we visited...  more »
  • If you grew up in the Cold War, You have to take a trip out to Memento Park. Although they present it somewhat seriously, the place is loaded with momentous heroic Communist monuments that beg for... 
    If you grew up in the Cold War, You have to take a trip out to Memento Park. Although they present it somewhat seriously, the place is loaded with momentous heroic Communist monuments that beg for...  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.
  • Really accessible by public transport, taking the M4 metro and the 101B/E bus to the ‘Memento Park’ stop. I’d recommend travelling by public transport to further embrace yourself in Magyar culture 🇮🇹 The price for entry was Ft1,800 for an adult and Ft1,200 for a student. Not a lot at all, especially when there are toilet facilities there. I’ve got to say, these are the best toilets in Budapest!! Odd claim to fame, I know… but I mean it. Ultra-clean and super shiny. Overall, we really enjoyed our poignant experience at Memento Park.

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