Memento Park, Budapest

3.3
#7 of 126 in Museums in Hungary
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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  • August 17, 2017
    The idea is fun and original. Just that there is such a place. Say though that is one attraction is a bit much. It is a curiosity that though we must be able to situate historically not to fall into doubt. So if there's nothing else to do right there but certainly not to be missed. Polite and affable manage.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A bit away from regular tourist traffic flows. However we can easily be reached by taxi with little expense of downtown Budapest (by agreeing in advance with the driver). The Park should be visited, perhaps some indication in addition about historical references to statues (which are those that were in Budapest before the fall of the Soviet Union-linked system). Some statues are really impressive. Nice vintage Trabant and interesting-time movie about the spy world of iron curtain. A bit harder to leave, since getting a cab in place has not been an easy task: but then came. The ticket-seller was uncooperative, just a simple phone call to Hungarian, using our mobile: but it is justified by saying that it wasn't his job. Thanks, eventually everything solved. Small detail that does not invalidate an experience definitely suggestive and poorly linked to mass tourism.
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  • August 17, 2017
    After listening to the troubled history of Hungary we couldn't help but go visit the Park. Get there and quite complicated: we had the car even though Google Maps made us make mistakes ... better follow the signs (small but sufficient in the joints). Get a bus right under the park but don't know which one. However, on the site of the Park, there are all the info you need to get there.
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  • June 30, 2017
    The place is well maintained. But maybe a bit of printed marketing material or mobile compatible info like the historical origins of each monument would have been nice given the entry price was €5 per adult. I call this the graveyard of communism.
  • April 9, 2017
    Despite having only 41 statues within the park, Memento Park definitely would leave you with a deeper insight about the Soviet past of Hungary and each statue has a story behind it (I'd definitely ask you to purchase the guide). Another interesting point to note is the central patch of grass has a Soviet star pattern in the middle. Also, don't be shy to check the souvenirs you could get, I ended up buying a whole lot as they are period specific and real and is something uncommon back home (for anyone from Southeast Asia).
  • June 20, 2017
    Sombre reminder of the cold war past. More meaningful for us who grew up in the cold war era. It's a bit out if the way and takes about an hour to get to from main tourist area by taking a combination of subway, tram, and several buses. Worth the trip.
  • July 3, 2017
    I love that they haven't forgotten history, but a little money spent on the maintenance of the memorials would be nice. It is a long way out and not really exciting, but interesting still.
  • May 24, 2017
    The park is a little out side the main tourist area but if you're into history (particularly the Soviet occupation of eastern europe) then this park is worth putting down on the agenda to visit. To get a little information on each monument you do have to buy the guide, which is why I gave a 4 instead of a 5. There's also only a handful that have a plaque translated in English to know what it was commemorated for but it is a must for sight seeing.

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