Memento Park

A park about the communist past of Budapest

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When the Communist regimes of Central and Eastern Europe fell at the end of 1989 and the beginning of 1990, little by little, their symbols disappeared from  public space.  In Budapest, the city was forced to consider what to do with all those giant statues of communist leaders that were scattered around the streets. The solution was to design an open-air museum. In addition to seeing these dicators assembled together on colossal scale, an exhibition explains the changes that the country experienced, from the revolution of 1956 until the fall of the Iron Curtain. Visitors can learn about methods used by the secret services and see objects emblematic of the era, such as the Trabant car (built in East Germany) or the ‘Barkas’ van.  Memento Park, along with being a tourist attraction, is a place where cultural events and activities are organized.

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