Hi, it’s me Marimonda!
Today, I’d like to post about <Memento Park> of Budapest. It’s a park full of statues of communist dictatorship such as Stalin’s boots, Lenin, Marx and Engels, etc. It’s a place to feel and experience of the communist history.
The Stalin’s boots will welcome you when you arrive the park. The boots are much bigger than it looks, so don’t be surprised. After seeing these huge boots, I could imagine how powerful the communism was in the past . There are many statues in the park, but the park itself is not that big. Thus, one hour will be enough to look around the park.
On the other side of the entrance, you would see the statue of Marx and Engels who are the most well-known communists in the world.
There’s also an exhibition salon of pictures and short movies in the communist era. However, if you expect a lot for this place, you may be disappointed. To be honest, I don’t recommend to visit here if you don’t stay in Budapest for more than three days. It’s an unique museum(park) for sure, but you will need at least for three hours including the travel time. Plus, it’s not that tourist-friendly place in my opinion. I thought that visiting this place would help me understand much more about the Communism and the historical background when it appeared, but not enough explanations were provided. Thus it was difficult to understand its meanings and history unless you already have some background knowledge on it.
It can be more touristic place if the government put some effort into it, ironically it would lose its color if it’s full of tourists in my opinion.
Hope you enjoyed the visit to the Memento Park with Marimonda. See you soon 🙂
Address : Budapest, Balatoni út – Szabadkai utca sarok, 1223 Hungary
Hours : 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Ticket : 1500 HUF (adult), Free of charge for Budapest card holders