Memento Park

Memento Park, Budapest: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Memento Park Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The final resting place for fallen Communist statues, including those of Lenin, Marx and Engels, plus memorial plaques that were removed after the downfall of the Communist regime. Soviet model made gigantic sculptures from the Cold War, from behind the Iron Curtain. Gigantism, waving comrades, Stalin’s boots, and the Red Army soldiers. The barrack-documentary explains the political secret service.
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2019bySO
Budapest, Hungary81 contributions
7 November
Nov 2020 • Family
Not easy to reach, 30 min from BP center by car. App. 20 Soviet monuments from the cold war. If you have interest in Soviet history, you should visit.
Written November 7, 2020
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Conni S
Lindenwold, NJ3 contributions
Interesting History
Oct 2019
Park was very interesting to see the statues that had been in various locations throughout Budapest during the communist regime.
Written July 6, 2020
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VumbaVentures
Lodi, CA25 contributions
Happily transported back in time to the glorious 80's and cold war.
Jul 2019
As someone who grew up during the cold war, and is now fascinated with its history and relics -- and gets a bit nostalgic about those times, likely a sentimentality aligned to the 80's, in general -- I loved this park. I am so happy they preserved these amazing statues and consolidated them in this park just outside Budapest. It makes it easy to see them all, in a nice setting with other interesting relics and information about those times. One of my favourite things to do in Budapest.
Written May 27, 2020
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Daniel M
Rotherham, UK11 contributions
Worth a visit
Mar 2020 • Couples
The park seems a little run down when you get there, and i highly doubt it would be busy but if you have a spare couple of hours it’s definitely worth a trip.

We got a metro and a bus to the park, if you turn around at the bus stop (which is called monument park) you’ll see the boots. Cross the road and your there, we bought a one day travel pass.

Definitely buy a guidebook, we didn’t get offered one and had to ask but you will have no idea what you are looking st without one.

Before leaving there is a film you can watch (you could watch this without paying), I’m not sure how long it lasts so we didn’t bother. Go underneath where stalins boots are, there are a few busts under there that are worth looking at.

You catch the bus back the other side of the road, I think they’re pretty regular.
Written April 12, 2020
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Barbara M
Nottingham UK86 contributions
Don't miss this when you are in Budapest
Mar 2020 • Couples
We travelled from Buda to the park using public transport: tram & bus. It was easy and the park is very visible once you get off the bus.
I found it's a moving experience as so many ordinary people are honoured/remembered here as well as the leaders and icons of this 20th Century period of Hungarian history.
The guide book is well written and invaluable, giving insight and context to the visit.
Written March 5, 2020
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UKCleopatra2013
Derby, UK141 contributions
Definitely worth the journey
Feb 2020
I was intrigued to visit Memento Park having last been to Budapest on a choir tour in August 1989 when it was still communist. At the time I had been quite taken by the Monument to the Hungarian Socialist Republic (no.33) and was interested to see it in a different setting.

There weren't many other visitors when we went and everyone else seemed to whizz round whilst my husband and I took our time. I would definitely recommend buying a guidebook (I think it cost just 1500 HUF) to get more information on each statue or plaque; otherwise they're pretty meaningless and you won't understand their importance or significance. The book has further fascinating information on the socialist era too.

We didn't stop and watch the films (although they looked fascinating) as there were other places we wanted to visit in the short time we had in Budapest but we do intend to return to the city so we may well do that next time.

I would definitely recommend Memento Park to get a feel of the communist era but do buy the guide book. It wasn't the best of times but I'm glad that so many of the statues have been preserved as destroying them would have been a denial of history. The soldier that was on Gellert Hill (no.3) was colossal and the Béla Kun Memorial (no.24) is an amazing work of art. Thank you for preserving them.
Written February 24, 2020
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Molly Annie
Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
Worth A Visit!
Jan 2020
We are staying near the centre of budapest, so we travelled by metro and then got a short bus journey to get there (around 10 minutes). At first, we were a bit hesitant about whether we would manage to get the right bus, and find the place... but it was a much easier trip than we thought! The bus stop is literally right across the road from the entrance!

We purchased the guide book which was an additional £4, but it was definitely worth it! There's little plaques beside each of the statues but apart from that, there's no information or descriptions, so the guide book was definitely a good thing to have. It was very informative and had some interesting facts and pictures in it.

The majority of it is outside, so if you are coming in winter, then definitely wrap up warm!

I have to be honest, it is all fairly basic... don't expect anything really amazing... but some of the statues really are worth visiting... especially the big ones - they are so powerful and mighty! Overall, We all enjoyed our visit, even though it was cold!! Definitely something that people of all ages can enjoy.
Written January 10, 2020
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Dear mollyannie, We truly appreciate your kind feedback and happy to learn you had a good time visiting the Park. Kind regards, Memento Park Staff
Written January 21, 2020
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BeyondxB
Aberdeen, UK66 contributions
Guided tour a must.
Jan 2020 • Couples
Joined the 11am tour minibus outside the Ritz , spent 90 minutes in the park in total.
Quite a few monuments to see and also an exhibition room with english translations and a small documentary showing.

The statues have no English descriptions so either buy / bring a guide book or pay extra to join the English guided tour.

Guided tour quite good, went over about 2/3 of the statues on site and you have half hour left to roam about yourselves before the tour bus goes back to the hotel.

Can easily spend 2+ hours there to go over Everything. Getting there by public transit is not the most convenient.
Written January 2, 2020
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Hello BeyondxB, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review and sharing your experiences and impressions with other travelers. The direct bus at 11 A.M. is available from March - April on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays, from May - 31. October every day. Another option is to take public transport, for more information, please visit our website. Kind regards, Memento Park Staff
Written January 22, 2020
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djwoo1971
Saint Simons Island, GA164 contributions
Worth the drive??
Dec 2019 • Couples
We took a taxi, that way we could control the time we spent here. The taxi from Buda Castle area was reasonable and worth the spend. The park? Seemed like someone’s back yard, you pay your small fee and go on a self guided walk around these statues of a forgotten time. I enjoy history and was a neat experience. We used the Bolt app for our taxi needs and be warned that a return taxi could take a while. For about 10 minutes there were none available, once we booked a taxi he stated an arrival in about 14 minutes, it stated that for at least 20 minutes, so in all we waited a good 30 minutes for out taxi.
Written December 11, 2019
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notdoneroaming2016
Dumfries and Galloway, UK114 contributions
Well worth a visit
Dec 2019 • Friends
The remaining statues from the communist era in Budapest is worth going to see. You can very much see the Russian influence. It is on the outskirts of Budapest so taking the underground and train is the cheapest option with a day travel ticket. The bus stops right outside the monument 'garden'
Written December 6, 2019
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