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Budapest’s Memento Park

Located on the outskirts of Budapest, far from the tourist crowds swarming around Castle Hill and the Chain Bridge, the largely ignored Memento Park is an open-air museum where statues and sculpted plaques from the Communist period are on display.

Mind the gap

Being one of the oldest in the world, the Budapest metro system has indeed a long history. Though I wouldn’t say its metro stations are the most beautiful in the world, some are certainly worth a look. Completed in 1896,… Continue Reading →

Tiny statues in Budapest

Scattered around Budapest near some of the most crowded and touristic locations are a bunch of tiny statues, hidden in plain sight. Those are much more than a local secret, since many residents don’t even know about them!

Budapest’s third wheel

Those ladies are lovely, but shouldn’t someone tell them it’s not raining? This group of sculptures by Imre Varga, the “Women with Umbrella” are located just off the main square of Óbuda, a district in the north of Budapest. From… Continue Reading →

A month in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is a city I like a lot, but unfortunately I had never stayed more than a few days. I’m happy to finally spend a full month here. It’s really cold in January, as expected, but the city is as… Continue Reading →

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