Budapest’s Memento Park - 3 hour walk with a historian (Private Tour) – Book a Day Private Sightseeing tour in Budapest

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What to expect?

In the company of a historian, explore the phenomenal Memento Park (30 minute ride from the center) where the most important communist-era statues and memorials were relocated after the fall of communism.  It is astonishingly to stand in front of these massive, socialist-realist relics of totalitarian ideology and learn more about the decades of political dictatorship which Hungarians suffered with these statues looming over every public space in their city. 

In the summer of 1989, the statue of Lenin in Budapest’s City Park was removed ostensibly for maintenance, never to return. Instead, it eventually found its way to the Statue Park, located in suburban Budapest along with other communist relics from the post-­Revolution period. At the park, visitors enter through a side gate and find themselves literally walking in circles as they take in statues that once adorned the public spaces of Budapest but now have been corralled into this site “safely away” from the masses.

 

Inside, statues and memorials exist to Hungarian communists as well as Lenin, Marx and Engels. Across from the park one can find a replica of Stalin’s boots that serve as a memento of the 1956 revolution. 

 

The site is rich with symbolism, from the gigantic façade before the statue park, to the path one takes to examine the statues, as well as the barracks located across the street, evoking Hungary’s nickname as the “happiest barrack” during the latter stages of the Cold War. The site, which is quite understated, stands in stark contrast to the House of Terror located in Central Budapest.

 

Additionally, the barracks host an astonishing exhibit on the culture and protocols of spying and surveillance during the communist era (including a training film used to indoctrinate citizen informers with English subtitles) as well as an information panorama on the fall of communism in Hungary.

 

Highlights:

 

  • In the company of a historian, explore Budapest’s phenomenal Memento Park the most important communist-era statues and memorials were relocated after the fall of communism
  • Marvel at these massive, heroic, social-realist relics of totalitarian ideology 
  • Learn more about the decades of political dictatorship which under which Hungarians suffered 
  • Visit an astonishing exhibit on the culture and protocols of spying and surveillance during the communist era
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Location:
Hungary, Budapest
Duration:
3 hours
Product ID:
2444
Language:
English
Important information

Not included in the tour price:

Bus & Memento Park Tickets.

Cost is HUF 4,900 per person, which includes return transportation and entrance fee to the museum.

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3 hour guided walk in the company of a historian
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Meeting point
1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 9-10, Hungary
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Budapest’s Memento Park - 3 hour walk with a historian (Private Tour)