Memento Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Budapest Card: Public Transport, 30+ Top Attractions & Tours

1. Budapest Card: Public Transport, 30+ Top Attractions & Tours

Explore, visit, and taste the best of Budapest with the official city pass. Enjoy unlimited public transportation and free entry to more than 30 attractions included. Take a guided sightseeing tour of Buda and Pest, freshen up at St. Lukacs Thermal Bath, and enjoy discounts of up to 50 percent at attractions, cafes, restaurants, and shops. Museums that can be visited free of charge with the Budapest Card: • Hungarian National Gallery • Hungarian National Museum • Museum of Fine Arts • Budapest History Museum – Castle Museum • Memento Park – Statue Park Museum • Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center • House of Hungarian Photographers – Mai Manó House • Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art • Budapest History Museum – Aquincum Museum • Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts • Vasarely Museum • Budapest History Museum – Kiscell Museum Other attractions included in the Budapest Card: • Free visit at Budatower • Free visit at Pálvölgyi Cave • Free Official Budapest Castle Bus • Free Pest and Buda guided walking tours • Free admission to St. Lukács Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool • Free ride on Zugliget Chairlift Discounted experiences with the Budapest Card: • 50% discount at St. Stephen's Hall - Buda Castle • 25% discount on Legenda city cruises • 25% discount at Hospital in the Rock - nuclear bunker museum • 20% discount at City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off • 20% discount at the Széchenyi Bath, Rudas Bath, Aquaworld Resort, Lupa Beach • 20% discount on door-to-door airport transfer by miniBUD • 10% discount at Dohany Street Synagogue • 10-20% discount at Molnár's Kürtőskalács, Halaszbastya Restaurant, Zsolnay Café, Parisi Passage Cafe, Cafe Astoria, Hard Rock Café Budapest Card 72 Plus With the Budapest Card 72 Plus, you’ll get access to the 100+ services included in the Budapest Card and: • Door-to-door airport transfers by MiniBUD airport shuttle • Danube river cruise with Legenda Duna Bella • Return ride on the Buda Castle Funicular • Admission to Matthias Church • Hungarian dessert (Molnár’s kürtőskalács)

Budapest: Memento Park Ticket

2. Budapest: Memento Park Ticket

Discover gigantic monuments of the communist dictatorship and learn the history of this era in Hungary. At the end of the communist era, all statutes were removed from the streets of Budapest and set up in this park as a reminder of the era. Memento Park portrays the fall of communism in a unique way. On arrival, you will see Stalin's enormous grandstand, a replica of the one that used to stand in the former Parade square where Socialist holidays were celebrated by the leaders of the party and the state. You can also learn about the historical background by exploring the photo exhibition and watching the documentary titled "The Life of an Agent." The park isn't all serious either. You can always pose for a selfie with the statue of Lenin or some Soviet Red Army soldiers.

Budapest: Memento Park and Icons of Communism Guided Tour

3. Budapest: Memento Park and Icons of Communism Guided Tour

We will meet in the city center, we will go in a private car to Memento Park (10 miles, 16 km from the city), which is a historical area, and a unique open air museum, where 41 statues icons of the communist past, Marx, Engels, Lenin, etc. were placed after the falling of the system. During our tour, you will learn how the rule of law changed when communists got power and how the propaganda machine worked. In front of Stalin's Grandstand, you can imagine how the revolting crowd pulled down the huge statue of the hated dictator. Today only the Boots of Stalin you will see which is a symbol of people's longing for freedom. You will also learn how the secret police recruited new members under Soviet rule and how an ordinary person could be intimidated. The memento park offers you also the option to take photos of these gigantic monuments so you can be with these failed heroes in the same picture. This tour has the purpose to help you to understand why communists had 40 years in power in Hungary and you will personally experience the environment of the communist dictatorship being among those giant monuments that were put on display for propaganda purposes and to manipulate the people during the time of socialism.

Memento Park: Official Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

4. Memento Park: Official Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Your guide will meet you at the cash desk in Memento Park. You have to present your ticket first, then join the group for the guided tour. The walk starts at Witness Square, the space in front of Memento Park. First you'll explore the outside unit of the museum including Stalin's Grandstand and its hidden rooms. From the Waving Balcony you'll see a fascinating view to the surroundings and to historic gem. The experience continues in the Statue Park where your guide will introduce you to the unwanted remnants of the communist era. You'll walk along political propaganda statues depicting workers, Hungarian and international communist persons and outstanding events of the workers' movement. The tour ends at the End Wall. The tour is interactive, questions and thoughts of yours are welcome. Duration of the tour is about 90 minutes, shared equally between the outside and inside sections. After the tour the time is yours to take photos, explore the souvenir shop or watch the movie show and see the exhibitions in The Most Cheerful Barrack.

Budapest: 3-Hour Trabant Sightseeing Tour

5. Budapest: 3-Hour Trabant Sightseeing Tour

Tour Budapest’s communist-era monuments behind the wheel of an original Trabant! There’s no better way to get into the nostalgia of Budapest’s past than with in an original Trabant 601. More than 3 million Trabants, or paper Jaguars as they’re affectionately known, were manufactured during the time the vehicle was in production. This is the car that features a 2-stroke engine and is said to be made of paper and plastic. Its 26-horsepower engine will take you from 0-60 kilometers per hour in 21 seconds! To drive a Trabant you need to start by checking the fuel dip-stick to ensure that the tank isn’t empty, and then open the fuel tap. After pushing down the clutch pedal, you shift to first gear, and then you’re off. It’s recommended that you visit the Communist Statue Park, the Ecseri flea market, and the typical prefabricated blocks of flats built in the 1970s and 1980s. Alternatively, you can take a more normal tour of the major city attractions. If you’d like to continue your Trabant adventure, you can also book your airport transfer with a Trabant! Please note that in order to drive the Trabant a valid driving license is required.

Budapest Half-Day Tour: Life Behind the Iron Curtain

6. Budapest Half-Day Tour: Life Behind the Iron Curtain

Take a private full-day tour of sites in Budapest that memorialize Hungary’s time behind the Iron Curtain, and learn about life during that era. Visit the Citadella to learn about the siege of Budapest toward the end of World War II, which was the beginning of the story of the country’s occupation. Admire the Liberty Statue, or Freedom Statue, the huge monument erected in 1947 on Gellert Hill. The Liberty Statue was originally dedicated to the Russian troops, and with a pedestal 26 meters high and the statue another 14 meters it is probably the tallest of its kind in Europe. It’s now considered a universal symbol of freedom and is an important feature in the city’s panorama. You’ll also visit the Terror House, a museum dedicated to those who fell victim during the Communist era (audio-guide included). Other monuments that your guide will show you include statues of famous personalities of the era, including Marx, Lenin, and Ostapenko. The Memorial of the Hungarian-Soviet Friendship, and many others erected from 1945-1989, were relocated from the city to the open-air museum of Memento Park. The collection of 42 pieces includes the 6-meter-high statue of the Liberation Army Soldier as well. Finish the tour with a more joyful memory of the era with a ride on the Children’s Railway in the Buda hills. Originally known as the Pioneer’s Railway, it opened in 1949, operated by children aged 10-14 years.

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What people are saying about Memento Park

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 530 reviews

we used public transportation for free which was great. it's impossible to do everything that's included in the card so we had to be selective, we used the castle bus, went to the tower and the. to one of the castle museums which was very impressive. we also went to a photography museum and then ran out of time to do more things! great value for money

Definitely worth it but some things like the reduced airport shuttle need to be booked same time as the card! Didn't get checked on trams and tube so panicked a bit!

It was worth it. Everything was very organized and we were served quickly. Many free admissions and discounts to museums, thermal baths, etc. I highly recommend

Budapest is accessible on foot for visits and outings in an average of 10 to 20 minutes walk if you are staying in the center. Superb city, dynamic and festive.

You can see a lot with the Kart and it's easy to drive around the city. During two days we visited many places in Budapest.