Memento Park

Memento Park is a unique monumental attraction introducing the spirit and statues of the communist era, a reminder about life behind the Iron Curtain and the fall of the dictatorship.
from
HUF 1,200
per person
About this activity
  • Opening hours
    Every day 10:00 - 18:00
Experience
Highlights
  • Gigantic works depicting - among others - Lenin, Marx, Engels, Dimitrov and Captain Ostapenko
  • Barrack Cinema with English subtitles
  • Photo exhibition and storage showroom
  • Pet-friendly area
Full description
Starting from the Statue Park there are 41 pieces of art from the Communist era between 1945 and 1989. The park is not merely about displaying the statues but to summon the atmosphere of the historical period that produced these artworks. An example is Stalin's Grandstand, which is a replica of the tribune serving as the pedestal for the 8-meter-tall bronze statue of Stalin destroyed on the 23rd of October, 1956.

A Barrack photo exhibition with a storage showroom commemorates the events of the 1956 revolution and the collapse of the system in 1989-90.

Finally in the Barrack Cinema you can watch a montage created from short films about training and instructions which secret police agents received on how to defend the law and order the regime.
Meeting point
Budapest, Balatoni út - Szabadkai utca sarok, 1223
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