Corner of Balatoni út and Szabadkai utca , Budapest
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- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Seasoned travellers, Sporty types, Escaping the crowds, History
Expert review of Memento Park
Standing 15km from the centre, Memento Park – until recently (and more appropriately) called Statue Park – is a graveyard for the huge monuments to the Communist grand plan that once dominated Budapest’s squares and boulevards. There’s something strange – even eerie – about seeing these behemoths relegated to a field far from the urban action. There are 40 in total, the highlight a highly polished sculpture by Imre Varga that shows Béla Kun ordering troops into battle. Look out too for a straight-backed soldier (statue no 3) that used to stand at the base of the Liberation Monument on Gellért Hill. The Barrack Exhibition includes footage of some of the shadowy surveillance techniques employed by communist secret police.
Entrance 1,500 forints (adult) or 1,000 forints (student); a Budapest Card gives you a 33 per cent discount.
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- Corner of Balatoni út and Szabadkai utca , Budapest
- 1 424 7500
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Daily 10am–sunset.