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Memento Park
Memento Park

Memento Park

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Following WWII, Budapest was firmly brought under Soviet occupation and only escaped the harsh embrace of Communism in 1989, when the Iron Curtain came down across Europe and democracy was (largely) restored.

Under Communism, scores of statues celebrating Marx, Lenin and Engels were erected as propaganda tools around Budapest. They were all uniformly monumental in scale, made out of concrete and downright ugly, and were soon joined by equally vast statues of Hungarian Communist leaders Béla Kun and Arpád Szakasits as well as gigantic allegorical monuments to Soviet heroism.

When the Soviet Union finally collapsed in 1989 and Hungary began to enjoy its first vestiges of independence, these monolithic reminders of years of suppression were torn down and carted off to Memento Park on the city’s south-west outskirts. Here they are displayed as a grim reminder of Communism and the Cold War along with an old Trabant and a half-destroyed statue of Lenin, which was desecrated in the 1956 rebellion.

The park is dominated by the 20-foot (six-m) statue of a wild-eyed liberation soldier, arms flung wide, hammer and sickle in his hand and gun slung around his neck; this once stood on the top of Gellért Hill and was seen as a symbol of Budapest’s repression.

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Memento Park, Budapest
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Budapest Card

Budapest Card

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Discover Budapest with a 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120-hour Budapest Card, providing discounts, tours and transportation while you explore the city independently. Enjoy free entry to top museums, two complimentary walking tours, admission to the thermal baths and more. Your card also includes discounts at popular restaurants, free public transportation and a guidebook with helpful information about the included services.
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  • 4 days
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Scenic Flight above Budapest by Private Plane

Scenic Flight above Budapest by Private Plane

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Experience a birds-eye view of Budapest on a thrilling sightseeing flight. You are served a glass of Hungarian sparkling wine before hopping aboard a private, 4-passenger plane to witness spectacular views of the city. Fly over the Parliament Building, Buda Castle, and the famous Chain Bridge, and enjoy aerial views of Fisherman’s Bastion and the statues at Memento Park.
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  • 25 minutes
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Rockhopppers' Communist Budapest Tour

Rockhopppers' Communist Budapest Tour

We can still remember the years when our life was dominated by the Communist ideology that can even generate some kind of nostalgia today. We try to forget the hardships, lines for food, overemphasised military presence, and Communist control over the whole life. However, the monuments, the party buildings, the bunkers are still here… Beside buildings and spots, you can learn about the time, atmosphere, and way of life though the eyes of a person that lived most of his life in that “very special” period. You will learn about the way we used to live – and also the way we are living now – telling the truth, a very similar way we used to do those years! We can stop any time for a coffee or beer during the tour, or if you like, we can conclude the tour in a cosy restaurant with no tourists but local people. And talk…. Leave the boring guidebooks behind, join us and let us explore everything together. For the more than 700 reference reviews please, visit our site on Tripadvisor!
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  • 4 hours
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Rockhoppers' Communist Budapest Tour - Extended

Rockhoppers' Communist Budapest Tour - Extended

This tour shows you places that recalls the Communist “Heaven”. Beside buildings and spots, you can learn about the time, atmosphere, and way of life though the eyes of a person that lived most of his life in that “very special” period. You will learn about the way we used to live – and also the way we are living now – telling the truth, a very similar way we used to do those years! We shall visit the Memento Park, where a lot of old Communist statues have been erected and they are spending their time together in a “good company”. We still remember these statues in their original place - although some of teh are still keep migrating - and will explain you their stories that were sometimes funny, but sometimes tragic. We shall take a car to the Park and then back to town, and continue with a light walk. For the more than 700 reference reviews please, visit our site on Tripadvisor!
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  • 4 hours
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Hungary's communist era, 'life in the most merry barrack', private tour by car!

Hungary's communist era, 'life in the most merry barrack', private tour by car!

Step back in time to the days of life behind the Iron Curtain on this private tour of Budapest. Learn the story behind the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and how it was tragically crushed. Visit the Citadella where the story of communism in Hungary began, see monumental Soviet statues in Memento Park, and see the House of Terror. Visit of House of Terror Budapest inside is not included!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Memento Park hours of operation: 10am - Sunset. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Memento Park can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 5 Memento Park tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Memento Park costs USD 27.04. Guided Memento Park tours start around USD 27.04 per person. See all 5 Memento Park tickets and tours on Viator.