After the collapse of the Iron Curtain, Hungarians were understandably keen to rid Budapest of the symbols of Soviet domination. The communist statues and memorials that once dotted Budapest's streets and squares have been moved to this open-air "Disneyland of Communism." As well as the huge figures of Lenin and Marx, there are statues of the Hungarian worker shaking hands with his Soviet army comrade, and Hungarian puppet prime minister János Kádár. Somewhat tacky
but amusing souvenirs are for sale, and songs from the Hungarian and Russian workers' movements play on a tinny speaker system.
To get there, first go to Etele tér in Buda via either a red Bus 7 or Bus 173 from Ferenciek tere, Tram 49 from Deák tér, or Tram 19 from Batthyány tér; then catch the yellow Volán bus from Platform 2 (but ask here to be sure). The park also has a tour package, picking you up from Deak ter daily at 11.
District XXII, Balatoni út, corner of Szabadkai út, Budapest, Hungary
Jul 20, 2009
It is Memento Park, not Statue Park any more. There are huge statues from communist times. There is an exhibition about the Hungarian revolution and the changes in 1990 and the demolished boots of talin. It costs 1500 HUF, and there is a direct bus from Deák square at 11am. (july and august at 3pm. as well) it cost 4000 HUF including the entrance fee.