Memento Park, Budapest

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#8 of 255 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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  • Park which contains monuments of the old Communist regime. A park "weird" but is well worth the visit, to be seen this part of their history. Is out of the way and it will take a long time.
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  • Budapest in a brilliant way solved the problem of unwanted post-Communist souvenirs. Rather than tear down, to destroy and start a pointless debate in the park where are post-Communist monuments. The place is relatively low and is almost out of town. You can, however, reach by public transport (bus 150), which takes about 1 h. The entrance fee of approximately 1500 ft, but for fans of history and tourists who saw it all worth the trouble.
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  • A statue of was released in the era of all in one place. Excellent parking and very good public transport. Not to be missed.
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  • We visited on a cold, rainy January day which made it a little hard to spend too long examining the statues, but a very interesting place nonetheless. The preservation of these statues is an interesting approach to the country's communist past. I'd advise visiting the museum first and then walk the park as there isn't much clear infor on the statues (especially if it's cold as the building isn't heated so if you go in cold you won't linger long!) But definitely worth seeing. Some of the statues are hugely powerful and all tell a story unique to Hungary.
  • Kind of an interesting, quierky, historical place. Being I'm a photographer it was fun to visit. It is pretty far out of town, so it's bebatable if it's worth the trip. If you are only spending a few days in Budapest I'm not sure it would be worth it. I enjoyed it. Taking the train and bus out there is a small adventure. It was interesting to see the outskirts of Budapest. If you have the time I'd say take the trip.
  • Interesting document of the cold war era. We had an excellent guided tour. Could need some renovation, although that is also part of its charm.
  • The park is worth a visit from Budapest, it takes about 45mins by metro and bus, but is a very easy straight forward route. The museum is informative, and the statues are interesting to see. I would have loved to do the tour/bus direct from Budapest, but it's only twice a week, not the whole year round
  • Strange place. Fairly small, but fascinating. Worth a look.
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