Take a trip back in time when all public places were adorned with gigantic monuments of Communist heroes and anybody who had a car drove a Trabant.
When the Iron Curtain fell Soviet-style propaganda sculptures were destroyed all over Eastern Europe. In Memento Park you can re-visit this era and take a stroll down memory lane with approx. 40 major works of the time that used to stand in public places.
There are statues of Lenin, Marx and Engels, Béla Kun, Red Army soldiers, etc. Even a replica of Stalin’s boots that were left on the pedestal of the Stalin tribune when revolting masses pulled down the 8 meters high statue during the revolution of 1956. There’s also an old Trabant (the car made of pressed plastic units) on display that you can have a look around in.
The Barack exhibition hall has a photo exhibition called “Stalin’s Boots” that shows the process of the 1956 revolution as well as the political changes during the years1989-1990. Inside the Barack-theatre “The Life of an Agent” documentary is playing non-stop, explaining communist secret service operation and their methods for collecting information via informants.
Busses go directly to the park from Deák square daily and include admission to the park and return ticket in the price.
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