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House of Terror

Address: Andrassy ut 60, Budapest 1062, Hungary
Phone Number: 1 3742600
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Ranked #86 of 285 Activities in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Amusement
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Owner description: A museum devoted to various historical terror regimes and practices.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing displays in a building with such a terrible history- you can really get a taste of the horror of what went on there under the Nazi and Communist regimes. Worth leaving a couple of hours for- interesting information sheets in each room that are worth taking home and reading at your leisure.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

First off, go for the audio tour. It is a lot easier than rifling through random papers in each room looking for your language, it's well done, and it is a more personal experience. The great thing about this museum is that it really personalizes the experience of those who lived under the Nazis, then the Communists. While I'd always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This place is a must see. Very sad but people need to be aware of what happened and what all those people went through. It's a fantastic exhibition with a real modern feel to it. The basement is the best part with all the cells to look round. ...It actually gives you a real spine tingling feel. The hairs on... More

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Milton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Very thought provoking display honouring those who fought, were tortured and died for Hungarian freedom. A must see if in Budapest and on Andrassy ut Use your Budapest Card for a discount !!

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Parma, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

the visit it's a sad dive into the history of hungarian fascist and communist regimes, it shows the horrors and terror lived by the population in those times. the guards should speak some more english

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Treviso, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The house of terror was really impressive. You get the feeling of terror, rage and desperation. The quality and the quantity of exposed objects is very high. The architecture of the ding is also impressive. Really liked a, if I can use the word "like" in this casa

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Turgutreis, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a place that from the start makes you want to cry with a massive wall of photos and names of people that were killed during the bad times in Budapest. The suffering of these people is there for everyone to see and hopefully never to forget, so that it never happens again to anyone. Be prepared to be... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The visit of this museum should be mandatory to everyone to appreciate our freedom. Things you can see here were happening in many other countries, including Slovakia where I come from. From practical point of view, I would appreciate more English descriptions and translations.

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Atherton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I've been to war/ occupation museums all over Europe. I've visited concentration camps in Poland and Germany but this museum was truly amazing. The building is in the ex German/ Soviet police building with the appalling cells in the basement. The museum is like a god brewery, starts at the top and works it's way down to the bottom! It... More

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Very interesting museum in Budapest, showcasing the city under communism. There are English handouts in each room, or you can rent and audio guide. Bags must be left in the cloakroom.

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