The Momento Park is an open museum in Budapest. It contains a large collection of statues and monuments from Hungary’s communist period. While we were travelling in Eastern Europe, we liked to visit communism related places or museums because we felt the fall of communism in Eastern Europe in 1989 was a truly amazing event in history. The visit was actually not very enjoyable because it was summer and we believe the temperature at the park should be at least 35 Degrees Celsius. We felt like visiting a desert.
Nevertheless the park was great. The statues and monuments truly represent the communist culture and every piece was like a history lesson. We thought the Hungarians have made a great decision to keep them in a park instead of demolishing them.
The statue in this picture is called “Republic of Councils Monument”. It was a giant charging sailor based on a 1919 revolutionary poster and finished in 1969. This is one of the iconic statue in the park and you can see it in most promotion materials of the park.