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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 travel itinerary maker to visit Memento Park on your trip to Budapest, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A park lost in the suburbs under the electricity pylons and the water towers where d imposing statues of the Soviet era stand C is impressive especially in the winter under the snow
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  • Accessible via public transit, which was easy but about 45-60 min. Attraction was so so, and really did little to add to Budapest's/Hungary's portfolio. Recommended only for true history buffs or thos...  more »
  • This open air museum is located about 20 km from Budapest, but is easily accessible by bus 101, is certainly worth a visit to remember what the Soviet regime committed in this country. The Museum is divided into two zones: a, indoors, with a small cinema and captions that tell the history of the Museum and of communism in Hungary, the other in the open air where they were gathered all the statues, when present in the city of Budapest and now gathered here, which is very interesting because it makes us understand children and not just what accounted for the Communist era. The visit has a negligible cost and is absolutely recommended, there are also shuttles from the Centre have accompanied you at Memento Park, a place born in 2006 who wants to prove to the people the damages that communism resulted in this city. The bus trip also allows you to see the outskirts of Budapest.
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  • This is a place to visit with a Hungarian friend who has some memories of the past when these statues were all over the place. It is hard to feel and see the breath of the system which ruled this part of the world for so many years. But is is wort to give it a try.
  • What a collection... and the sheer size of some of the sculptures! A bit out of town but well worth the effort.
  • Worst money ever spend. No info, rude staff and just a field with a few statues. It could have been really great with more info and more to see and do. Price for entering is way too high for what it is now.
  • This park was almost certainly placed far away from the center of the city purposefully. Memento Park is surrounded by a residential area so the stop is easy to miss if you aren't paying attention. Despite the trek, anyone interested in communism and the Soviet 'liberation' of Hungary shouldn't miss this attraction! The park is filled with giant statues of exaggerated party loyals who's presence was especially eery in the thick December fog. The gift shop is a great place to pick up unique souvenirs for your friends.
  • Even for those who may be hard core fans of all the soviet era stuff this is a worthless visit, very few monuments of that time, that honestly left a lot to desire. Wouldn´t suggest it to anyone, as in principle one may expect much more of this kind of museum. Pay attention to the bus station as it´s so easy to get lost. Placed in the outskirts of Budapest.