ADDRESS: 1223 Budapest Balatoni road – Szabadkai street corner TELEPHONE: :36 1 424-7500
Displayed in the Park are 42 pieces of art from the Communist era between 1945 and 1989, including allegorical monuments of “Hungarian-Soviet Friendship” and “Liberation”, as well as statues of famous personalities from the labour movement, soldiers of the Red Army and other gigantic pieces: Lenin, Marx, Engels, Dimitrov, Captain Ostapenko, Béla Kun and other “heroes” of the communist world. A favourite with visitors is the Liberation Army Soldier. A hammer-and-sickle flag in its hand and a cartridge-disc machine pistol hanging in its neck make the statue complete. This 6-meter tall statue of the evil-eyed Soviet soldier once stood on the top of Gellért Hill in central Budapest, well-seen from every direction. When facing it, the main entrance bears the image of a monumental classicist building. Looking behind it, though, it resembles a 12-meter high, under-propped communistic scenery ? a perfect introduction into the nature of dictatorship. Direct Bus Transfer: The Memento Park Direct Bus transfer from Deak ter, in the centre of Budapest (metro station: Deak Ferenc ter on the lines No1, No2, No3). Bus departs from the stop bearing a “Memento Park” timetable, every day, (but 1stNov-31stMarch only Sat-Sun-Mon, and every day 26thDec-6thJan) at 11 A.M. (return at 1 P.M).