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“Could have been better”
Review of Memento Park

Memento Park
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Budapest's Memento Park 3 hour Private Excursion with a Historian
Ranked #61 of 477 things to do in Budapest
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Went by public transport from Budapest - it takes a good 45 minutes the journey is interesting as you get a brief insight into how people live outside of the capital - really very much like we do. Make sure you look out for the Memento stop as it is a request stop, ask fellow Hungarian passengers to say when to get off - they really are very helpful even if they don't speak your language. From the adverts I had seen I was expecting a lot more; within 30 minutes you have seen all. There are no English explanations that would have made the visit more interesting. The chap in the entrance booth was very polite and welcoming. I asked if we could have a guide in English and he wanted to sell us a book which he said explained it all - but I didn't want to read pages and pages of info I just wanted a brief description of what we were seeing. Maybe in the tourist season they have more to offer.
If you have time to spare go and visit but if time is short don't bother. Take a drink with you as there are no catering facilities on site.

Thank Maidy1948
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Off the beaten path, I visited Memento Park where statues and commemoratives of Budapest's Communist dominance reside. After the fall of the Warsaw Convention Budapest moved the various Communist statues to this location, a 15 minute drive outside of the city. It is an impressive display of Communist public art, but also thematically demonstrated the endless futility of Communism. If you visit this you will probably be among only 1 percent of tourists who do, clearly in the minority because of its distance form the city. (Public buses do pass the park, but infrequently. A taxi ride costs about 5000 Ft. each way -- have your taxi driver wait for you!)

Thank DRA1947
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

Be sure to take a guided tour and watch the video in the barracks. This is not state funded, so they rely upon ticket prices. Yes it is out of town but there is a bus service from the centre of Budapest direct to the park. This is living memory stuff for many Hungarians and the exhibit well worth the ride out to see it.

Thank tallguy1968
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

the idea of the park is nice, but:
-the park is 40 mins from the city centre although it could have been much closer
-zero services, food drinks nothing
-zero explanations in English, and for some statues Hungarian ones were also missing
-the park itself is not well maintained, paths not clear

There are some massive monuments with a lot of history behind, but they have certainly not been promoted properly. The only way to understand something is to buy the book guide (which should not be the right way to run such a kind of parks)

Thank Vincenzo L
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Getting out here is kind of fun, hop a few busses and get out of the city. I thought this was a really interesting peak into socialist history. Make sure to grab a book or a tour because I don't think this would be worth the trip without learning the history behind the statues.

Thank Matt M
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