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Communist Budapest 3 Hour Small Group Excursion with a Historian
"The “Communist Budapest” tour takes you along some of the scenes of crucial events in these strange decades of oppression as well as progress; You’ll get a rich glimpse of daily life during this era. We start at Bem József Square where the first big demonstration of the 1956 uprising started. On the square is also a coffeehouse that has retained its original interior from the 1960’s. From there we go by subway to Kossuth square in front of Parliament to see several monuments that bear witness to the political and armed conflicts that took place during the 1956 revolution.It is just a minute walk to Freedom Square where the Cold War is symbolized by four edifices in stone: the US embassy a monument to the Soviet army the statue of President Ronald Reagan and the entrance to a secret atomic shelter. The subway takes you to one of the 1970’s housing estates at the edge of the city centre. These housing blocks may seem drab and grey today but at the time young Hungarian families were overjoyed to be awarded an apartment here because the newer building had elevators and modern conveniences unknown in Budapest’s older constructions. You’ll also get a feel of what a communist era shopping ce
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Communist Budapest 3 Hour Private Excursion with a Historian
"The “Communist Budapest” tour takes you along some of the scenes of crucial events in these strange decades of oppression as well as progress; You’ll get a rich glimpse of daily life during this era. We start at Bem József Square where the first big demonstration of the 1956 uprising started. On the square is also a coffeehouse that has retained its original interior from the 1960’s. From there we go by subway to Kossuth square in front of Parliament to see several monuments that bear witness to the political and armed conflicts that took place during the 1956 revolution.It is just a minute walk to Freedom Square where the Cold War is symbolized by four edifices in stone: the US embassy a monument to the Soviet army the statue of President Ronald Reagan and the entrance to a secret atomic shelter. The subway takes you to one of the 1970’s housing estates at the edge of the city centre. These housing blocks may seem drab and grey today but at the time young Hungarian families were overjoyed to be awarded an apartment here because the newer building had elevators and modern conveniences unknown in Budapest’s older constructions. You’ll also get a feel of what a communist era shopping ce
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Communist Budapest 3 Hour Private Excursion with a Historian
"The “Communist Budapest” tour takes you along some of the scenes of crucial events in these strange decades of oppression as well as progress; You’ll get a rich glimpse of daily life during this era. We start at Bem József Square where the first big demonstration of the 1956 uprising started. On the square is also a coffeehouse that has retained its original interior from the 1960’s. From there we go by subway to Kossuth square in front of Parliament to see several monuments that bear witness to the political and armed conflicts that took place during the 1956 revolution.It is just a minute walk to Freedom Square where the Cold War is symbolized by four edifices in stone: the US embassy a monument to the Soviet army the statue of President Ronald Reagan and the entrance to a secret atomic shelter. The subway takes you to one of the 1970’s housing estates at the edge of the city centre. These housing blocks may seem drab and grey today but at the time young Hungarian families were overjoyed to be awarded an apartment here because the newer building had elevators and modern conveniences unknown in Budapest’s older constructions. You’ll also get a feel of what a communist era shopping ce
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Terror Haza - Terror Museum Tips (35)

Andrássy út 60

An iron curtain.It sits outside Andrássy út 60. That building was the headquarters of the Arrow Cross Party (the Hungarian version of the Nazi Party) until Germany invaded in 1944. It then became the...
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iaint
Nov 25, 2015

TERROR HOUSE MUSEUM

A feeling of sadness has descended upon me as I think about writing on this museum. You see, I am thinking about what I saw and read about the people who were kept captive, beaten, starved, tortured...
balhannah
Apr 30, 2014

A must!!

This museum was recommended to my by one of my Hungarian co-workers. Housed in the former headquarters building of the secret police it is a poignant memorial to those who fell to the inherent evils...
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JeffreyC10
Oct 20, 2013

house of terror

i wasn't planning to visit this museum but thank God some local people told me to do so.It's one of the most scary-and at the same time- touching museums i have ever been at.It presents the two bloody...
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evadeen
May 28, 2013

The best museum in Budapest

In my opinion, this was the most interesting museum in Budapest. It is housed in the building that served as headquarters to the Nazi party and then to the Communist party while the country was under...
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Jefie
Nov 11, 2012

House of Terror

The House of Terror is a very interesting and eye-opening museum about one of the dark chapters of Hungary's past. This museum showcases what life was like under communism and fascism and commemorates...
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hungariangirl896
Aug 23, 2012

House of Terror

This building on Andrassy Avenue at number 60 was the headquarters of the secret police first under the Fascist Arrow Cross regime (who called it the "House of Loyalty") and then the communist regime....
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zadunajska8
Nov 28, 2011

Chilling, Exciting,Eye-opening: A Must in Budapest

I must confess: When I planned my visit to Budapest the House of Terror was not high on my list: Given its name and the fact that in popular travel websites it was rated first in popularity among all...
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iblatt
Nov 01, 2011

Central Pest: House of Terror

Looking more like a nightclub than a monument to the thousands who suffered at the hands of the autocratic regimes that ran Hungary into the ground in the latter half of the 20th century, the House of...
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antistar
Oct 23, 2011

Sort of Terrifying, I Guess

The Summer of 2010 will probably go down in my personal history as The Summer of Communist Memorials. Having recently visited the Memorial to Victims of Communism and the Resistance in Sighetu...
Jetgirly
Apr 01, 2011

House of Terror

House of Terror is a museum located at Andrássy út 60 in Budapest, Hungary. It contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist dictatorial regimes in 20th century Hungary and is also a memorial...
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mallyak
Dec 13, 2010

Terror Museum

This museum is one of the best I have seen in Eastern Europe. It has interactive displays, state of the art equipment and English description. It is 3 floors of rooms, taking you from the Nazi...
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jlfloyd
Jun 24, 2008
 
 
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Stamp Museum - Belyemuzeum

When ever we travel, we make it a point to always seek out the local post office. Most all places we have visited, we have come home with colorful stamps from the country we visited .... Great To...
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Ernst Museum

We found this museum by our Budapest Card Catalogue. It was our last day in Budapest, Sunday, it's drizzling. But we decided to visit some museums. And Ernst Museum was one of them. We saw so...
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Westend City Centre Mall

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Post Museum - Postamúzeum

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Agriculture Museum

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Comedy Theatre - Vigszinhaz

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Getting to Terror Haza - Terror Museum

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1062 Budapest, Andrassy ut 60.

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 18:00

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