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Statue Park (Szobor Park), Budapest

Balatoni út at Szabadkai utca (Budapest outskirts)
Buda, District XXII
Hungary 1223
Tel: 36 1 424 7500's insider take:

Just after the fall of communism, some genius rounded up all the giant-scale (and we do mean large) statues of Lenin, Marx, and Engels and set them up as a memorial to totalitarianism and bad taste. It's like a direct time machine back to the days of Stalinist grandiosity, and gives you a sense of what it was like to live under a Communist dictatorship. The park is slightly hard to get to, but the immense forms of Soviet soldiers, proletariat workers (united, naturally), and Communist martyrs are worth the effort. Plus, it's a trip to return afterward to your room at the Four Seasons and order up an Oriental massage and a $200 bottle of wine. There's a one-hour express bus to the park from Deák Ferenc tér in Pest.

Open 10 a.m. to dusk.

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