I do not remember why it was part of my “to do” list but I was convinced I had to visit Momento Park.
This outdoor museum is a bit off the city center (about 10km) and it showcases “retired”, or no longer appropriate statue that were once found around Budapest under the communist regime. They were rapidly removed after the fall of the dictatorship.
One example is the statue of Stalin’s Boots, remains of the Stalin monument that was destroyed on October 23rd, 1956. It was a symbol of the Hungarian Revolution.
About 40 pieces of art dated between 1945 and 1989 are presented around a pretty deserted dirt floor museum.
This place is also name Statue park and Memorial park.
It was nothing extraordinary to see.
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