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"Terror Háza" Terror Haza - Terror Museum Tip by xiquinho

Terror Haza - Terror Museum, Budapest: 35 reviews and 67 photos

museum ; macabre
Andrássy út 60
Tel: 1 374 2600 (info)

This museum of spying and atrocities, in what was once the headquarters of the dreaded ÁVH secret police, always attracts a crowd. While the shock value tends to obscure the depth of coverage, the wall of victims' photos speaks volumes, highlighting the friction and paranoia of the deeply scarring Stalinist regime.

This museum focuses on the crimes and atrocities committed by both Hungary's fascist and Stalinist regimes but the latter, particularly the years after WWII leading up to the 1956 Uprising, gets the most attention. The tank in the central courtyard is a jarring introduction but most disturbing are the reconstructed prison cells and the final Perpetrators' Gallery, featuring photographs of the turncoats, spies, torturers and 'cogs-in-the-wheel' responsible for these crimes.

Hours: Tue-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-7:30pm

Address: 1062 Budapest, Andrassy ut 60.
Phone: +36 1 374 26 00

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  • Written Oct 29, 2006
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