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Tickets to Memento Park

€8.50
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You can cancel these tickets up to 12 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Step back in time and explore Memento Park, an open-air museum that displays the colossal statues and plaques from Hungary’s communist era.
  • Marvel at the towering figures of Lenin, Marx, Engels, and other communist leaders, as well as socialist realist sculptures by famous Hungarian artists.
  • View symbols of the 1956 revolution, and 1989-1990 political changes at The Most Cheerful Barrack.
  • Immerse yourself in a documentary film showcasing the life of an agent from the old political secret service, and explore Stalin's Grandstand and its bunker.
  • Step back in time and explore Memento Park, an open-air museum that displays the colossal statues and plaques from Hungary’s communist era.
  • Marvel at the towering figures of Lenin, Marx, Engels, and other communist leaders, as well as socialist realist sculptures by famous Hungarian artists.
  • View symbols of the 1956 revolution, and 1989-1990 political changes at The Most Cheerful Barrack.
  • Immerse yourself in a documentary film showcasing the life of an agent from the old political secret service, and explore Stalin's Grandstand and its bunker.

Inclusions

  • Entry to Memento Park
  • Access The Most Cheerful Barrack
  • Access to Stalin's Grandstand
  • Tip: Don’t miss visiting the souvenir shop to find items related to the communist era, like Communist songs on CDs and cassettes, posters, and books.
  • Dogs and other pets on a leash are allowed inside the park.
  • Due to the uneven terrain and other unfavorable circumstances, the land and premises are not barrier-free.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 12 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Memento Park | Unveiling Budapest's Communist Legacy

Memento Park is an open-air museum in the heart of Budapest that takes you on a journey through Hungary's complex past. With a collection of monumental statues and relics, this extraordinary park offers deep insights into the country's communist era. Keep reading to find everything you need to know about Memento Park and plan a hassle-free trip to this historical gem.

Why Visit Memento Park?

Why Visit Memento Park?
  • Communist Relics: Explore a vivid showcase of monumental sculptures that once adorned the streets of Budapest during the Communist regime. 
  • Educational Experience: Gain insight into the complexities of communism, its propaganda machinery, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of oppression.
  • Reflection and Contemplation: Memento Park encourages visitors to ponder the nation's evolution, fostering discussions about the nation's journey to democracy.
  • Unique Photo Opportunities: Capture stunning visuals against the backdrop of monumental statues, offering a blend of historical significance and artistic appeal.
  • Off the Beaten Path: Escape the typical tourist routes and discover an attraction that adds depth to your understanding of Budapest.

Memento Park Highlights

Memento Park - Statue Park

Statue Park

Discover the heart of Memento Park in its Statue Park, featuring a collection of 42 statues of communist leaders and heroes that once adorned the streets of Budapest during the communist regime. Amidst the collection, you'll encounter awe-inspiring sculptures of Lenin, Marx, Engels, and more. 

Memento Park - Stalin’s Grandstand

Stalin’s Grandstand

See a replica of Stalin's grandstand that once hosted speeches and parades during the communist era. Constructed in 1953 for Stalin's 70th birthday, the grandstand met its end during the 1956 revolution when protesters toppled Stalin's statue. Today, visitors can only see a fragment of the statue's boots. 

Memento Park - Trabant

Trabant

Feast your eyes on an original Trabant – a legendary East German people's car. This tiny vehicle, with its body made of pressed fiber and plastic units, was considered a symbol of freedom and mobility by many during the communist era. You can also get in and pose with this iconic car.

Memento Park - Barrack Photo Exhibition

Barrack Photo Exhibition

Delve deeper into the past at the Barrack Photo Exhibition. This gallery captures poignant moments through photographs, showcasing life during the communist era. The images reflect the realities faced by everyday citizens, shedding light on both the challenges and resilience of the time.

Memento Park - Barrack Cinema

Barrack Cinema

Experience a unique cinematic journey at Barrack Cinema. In the days of communism, the Ministry of Interior Affairs produced films for secret police training. This montage of edited footage reveals the tactics employed by agents and spies, as well as the workings of their superiors.

Memento Park - Red Star Store

Red Star Store

Visit the Red Star Store to find intriguing mementos from the past. This shop brims with souvenirs and memorabilia inspired by the communist era. From propaganda posters to quirky relics, you'll find unique tokens to commemorate your visit and take a piece of history with you.

Plan Your Visit To Memento Park

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Getting There
Facilities
Tips
Food & Drinks
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Memento Park Timings

May - October: 10 AM - 6 PM Daily

November - April: 10 AM - 4 PM Daily

Best Time to Visit: 

  • The best time to visit is during the spring (March - May)and fall (September - October) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the park's outdoor exhibits are more enjoyable.
  • To avoid crowds and enjoy a more peaceful experience, consider visiting on weekdays and arriving early in the morning.
How to reach Memento Park?

Address:Budapest, Balatoni út - Szabadkai utca sarok, 1222 Hungary

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Memento Park - Facilities
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Guided Tours
  • Car Parking
  • Guidebook for purchase
  • Rest Areas
Memento Park - Tips
  • Comfortable Shoes: The park involves walking, so wear comfortable footwear.
  • Weather Gear: Check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing and accessories.
  • Arrive Early: Arrive early in the morning to avoid crowds.
  • Guided Tours: Consider joining a guided tour to get a deeper understanding of the history behind each exhibit.
  • Camera: Don't forget your camera to capture the unique sculptures and views.
  • Respectful Behavior: The park commemorates historical events, so please maintain a respectful demeanor during your visit.
  • Bring Water: It can get hot during the day, so carry a water bottle to stay hydrated.
Memento Park - Food & Drinks
  • Kőmál Vendéglő: This restaurant offers traditional Hungarian cuisine in a cozy and charming atmosphere. Enjoy a variety of dishes, including goulash, schnitzels, and other local favorites.
  • Óhegy Restaurant: Located near Memento Park, Óhegy Restaurant provides a diverse menu with both Hungarian and international cuisine.
  • Budafoki Gyors: If you're looking for a quicker bite, Budafoki Gyors is a fast-food option with a range of snacks and sandwiches. This is a convenient choice for a light meal or a quick snack during your visit.
Nearby Memento Park
  • Buda Castle: Immerse yourself in Hungarian history by visiting the iconic Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its museums, galleries, and stunning architecture.
  • Gellért Hill: Climb Gellért Hill for panoramic views of Budapest and the Danube River. The Liberty Statue at the top is a symbol of freedom.
  • Citadella: Located atop Gellért Hill, Citadella is a fortress with historical significance. Learn about its role in Budapest's past while enjoying breathtaking views.
  • Gellért Thermal Bath: Relax in one of Budapest's famous thermal baths. The Gellért Thermal Bath's stunning architecture and healing waters make for a rejuvenating

Frequently Asked Questions About Memento Park

How much is a ticket to Memento Park?

Ticket prices for Memento Park start from €8.5. This typically includes entry to Memento Park and access to The Most Cheerful Barrack and Stalin's Grandstand.

How to book tickets to Memento Park?

You can easily book your Memento Park tickets online or at the venue. Purchasing tickets online guarantees you entry and streamlines your visit, so you can focus on exploring rather than waiting in the ticket line. Additionally, you can chance upon some deals and discounts on online tickets.

Why should I book Memento Park tickets online?

Booking your tickets online offers several advantages. You'll enjoy the convenience of skipping the ticket counter lines, ensuring a seamless entry to the park. Plus, online tickets often come with exclusive discounts or combo offers that can enhance your overall experience.

What do Memento Park tickets include?

Your Memento Park ticket grants you entry into the park and access to a treasure trove of historical artifacts and statues that were once part of Hungary's communist era. You also get access to The Most Cheerful Barrack and Stalin's Grandstand.

Are discounts available on Memento Park tickets?

Yes! Memento Park offers various discounts for students and children (below 14 years), making it an ideal family-friendly destination. Infants below 5 years go for free.

Do Memento Park tickets allow entry into Stalin's Grandstand?

Yes! Memento Park tickets allow entry into Stalin's Grandstand as well as the Most Cheerful Barrack.

What is the cancellation policy for Memento Park tickets?

You can cancel your Memento Park tickets 12 hours before your scheduled visit and get a full refund.

What are Memento Park's opening hours?

Opening hours of Memento Park are 10 AM - 6 PM (May - October) & 10 AM - 4 PM (November - April).

How long does it take to complete a Memento Park tour?

The time required to explore Memento Park can vary depending on your pace and level of engagement. On average, visitors spend about 2-3 hours exploring the statues and exhibits, reading the informative plaques, and taking in the historical significance of the statues.