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Tickets for Memento Park

Take a tour of communist propaganda for a deeper appreciation of democracy

 
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Overview

Highlights

  • See 42 real communist-era propaganda statues on display, and ponder the fine balance between democracy and dictatorship
  • Step into the shoes of a secret police agent with a short film made using real archival footage, and witness the tactics of communist enforcers
  • Pose for a photo with an iconic Trabant automobile - the famous car with no tachometer, headlights, indicators, fuel gauge, rear seat belts, or external fuel door!

Description

Think history is a thing of the past? Think again! At Memento Park in Budapest, the all-too-recent ghost of Communism is ever-present. This unique and arresting cultural site commemorates Communism's cult of personality, by displaying towering statues of ideology all-stars like Stalin, Lenin, Marx, and Engels.

As you wander through the park, you'll happen across 42 real communist-era propaganda statues, all stripped of their obedient crowds and armies. It's a study on dictatorship, democracy, and the fragile balance between them - and it is rather mind-blowing.

It's a startling experience to come face-to-face with very real relics of totalitarian ideology. Memento Park features statues removed after the fall of Hungarian Communism, and allows you to think about them freely.

After familiarizing yourself with the crushing boots of communist propaganda, you'll be ready to step into the shoes of a secret police agent. The Life of an Agent is a short film made using original footage, that documents the formerly secret and often brutal tactics used by communist-era spies and police.

A final photo-op with the iconic Trabant car will complete your visit. This vehicle has become deeply symbolic of the struggles of communist manufacturing due to its total lack of tachometer, headlights, indicators, fuel gauge, rear seat belts, or external fuel door.

Insider tip

Try to read up a bit on Communism in Hungary before visiting - you'll get much more out of seeing the statues when you know who they are and what they represent.

Mick
Copy Editor

Ticket

What's included

Admission to Memento Park and all sights

What's not included

Guided tour
Transfer from Budapest

Amendment policy

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Venue

Opening hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00

How to get there

Memento Park
Balatoni str - Szabadkai rd corner, 1223, Budapest
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Jan 11, 2020
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the range of soviet era monuments was fascinating and it is important that they should be preserved for posterity. We learn nothing by destroying.

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