Budapest Sights

Memento Park

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

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—including huge statues of Lenin, Marx, and Hungarian puppet prime minister János Kádár—that once dotted Budapest's streets and squares have been moved to this open-air "Disneyland of Communism." Somewhat tacky but amusing souvenirs are for sale, and songs from the Hungarian and Russian workers' movements play on a tiny speaker system. To get there, take the recently completed Metro 4 to Kelenföld vasútállomás (Kelenföld train depot) then, from the adjoining bus depot, catch the 101 or 150 bus in the direction of Budatétény vasútállomás (Campona). It’s best to tell the driver when you get on that you want to get off at Memento Park. The park also operates its own bus from Deak tér daily at 11 am. There is a guided tour in English at 11:40 am daily during peak season; call ahead to confirm. You can also schedule a guide in advance for an additional fee (15,240 Ft).

  • Memento Park, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.

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Sight Information

Address:

District XXII, Balatoni út, corner of Szabadkai utca, Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Phone:

1-424–7500

Sight Details:

  • 1500 Ft; guided tours 1200 Ft

Published 01/10/2017

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