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Memento Park, Budapest

#8 of 95 in Museums in Budapest
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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  • Not easy to reach, 30 min from BP center by car. App. 20 Soviet monuments from the cold war. If you have interest in Soviet history, you should visit.  more »
  • Park was very interesting to see the statues that had been in various locations throughout Budapest during the communist regime.  more »
  • As someone who grew up during the cold war, and is now fascinated with its history and relics -- and gets a bit nostalgic about those times, likely a sentimentality aligned to the 80's, in general...  more »
  • A bit out of the way, but great bit of Hungarian history. The guide book was well worth the $5. If you take public transit, just make sure you get the bus headed in the right direction. We went the wrong way at first.
  • I'm not sure the word park is fitting. The monuments are fairly impressive but I don't think it was worth the 2h round trip from the city when it takes less than 20 minutes to walk around. Maybe if this is your passion it is more worthwhile.
  • It is a very good idea and a very good one. It is important for this to be a matter of urgency for those who do not yet agree with it to be able to do so. I would also like to thank everyone for their efforts.
  • This museum is build on a good idea, and we need to preserve the past to learn from it. Many interesting statues, but you have to buy a guide to get the full experience. Looks like the museum could need some money to get on with their projects, the state of things are not pretty. I hope the museum can carry on.
  • Come with a little of preparation, there is a guide to buy on site, but no map nor proper labels to understand what is going on. If it was near the center it would be one thing, but it's 40 min bus, for quite a quick visit.

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