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Memento Park - Szoborpark, Budapest: 33 reviews and 71 photos
When the Iron Curtain fell, and the Communists lost power, the Hungarians removed all the communist statues, plaques, reliefs and dumped them outside of town. Then they turned it into a tourist attraction: Memento Park. Everything communist is celebrated here, from farm workers, to Spanish revolutionaries, from Lenin to the fathers of Hungarian communism: Szamuely, Kun, and Landler.
It's a must for any fan of socialist realism, or just fascinated by what Budapest would have looked like under Communism. It's a bit expensive for what you get, though. Tickets are 1500 forints, and you can walk around very slowly in about 30 minutes. The park is also not in a nice part of Buda. Although the bus ride takes you through some of the most exclusive parts of Buda, the park itself is on the edge of town under looming electricity pylons and a concrete water tower.
It's open every day of the week from ten until sunset. You can take a direct bus from Deak Ter, but at 4,500 forints it is outrageously expensive. Public transport isn't that difficult, although you'll need to be looking out for the stop as the electronic information boards don't seem to work that far out of the city. Keep your eye out for a huge red brick gate behind some scruffy wooden barracks, with a concrete water tower in the background. See that and it's the next stop.
Address: 1223 Budapest, Balatoni út - Szabadkai utca corner
Directions: Public transport: Take the 4 or 6 tram to the Fehervari stop, outside the Allee shopping mall. Change over to the 150 bus, and ride that for 30 minutes until the Memento Park stop. Don't expect it to be marked, so ask the driver to let you know.
Phone: +36 1 424 75 00
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