Our life under Communism, with a visit to the House of Terror
I'll show you monuments of our Communist past and will also explain to you how people lived in my beloved city during the Communist dictatorship. We'll finish the tour in the House of Terror where you can meet the victims and the victimizers of the Communist regime.
Hungary fell under Communist rule after WW2 and its new leaders not only changed the way of thinking and the everyday life of the people but the cityscape of Budapest, too. It's hard to believe that the shiny and glorious city was all black and grey when I was a child. I'd like to show you the very few Soviet Army Memorials left in Buda and Pest. We'll see the monuments commemorating the 1956 revolution near the Parliament building and the Heroes square. I'd like to show you the examples of the Socialist-Realism architecture, so that you'll have a better understanding about how local people lived during the last 70 years.
We'll end the tour visiting the House of Terror, which is one of the most educational yet poignant museums of the city.
We start the tour in the city center of Pest, we'll see the one and only Soviet Army Memorial of Pest and the secret atomic bunker from the 1960's. I'd like to tell you more about Hungarian's people heroic 1956 revolution against the Communist dictatorship near the Parliament building, I'll show you the monuments and a small exhibition commemorating the Hungarian freedom fighters.
I'll show you around the Heroes square and its neighborhood, so that I can show you more monuments erected in the memory of the brave heroes of the 1956 revolution. We'll finish the tour at the House of Terror museum with an optional visit in the museum.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel or agreed upon location.
End location: We finish the tour at the House of Terror, and we can return to your hotel or agreed upon location.
Duration: 4 hours
Walking, public transportation
My services as your private tour guide
Public transportation tickets (if needed)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2000 HUF - Should you wish to buy snacks, drinks, or souvenirs.
Entrance fees (optional):
- Visit of the House of Terror: HUF 2000 / person
Any personal purchases or souvenirs
I'm not a driver guide. In case of driving tours I arrange for a comfortable, air-conditioned car or minivan.
As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions guiding in museums and monuments in Hungary.