Would you like to unfold the history of communism in the city? Travel back in time to the significant places in Budapest that have played an essential role during these times.


What is a Free Tour?

It is about a walking visit with a qualified guides for free. Once the tour is finished, you can put a price according to your level of satisfaction.

Description

If you want to find out everything about the history of communism in Hungary, book our Communist Budapest Free Walking Tour and discover the main landmarks and legends hidden along the city. We will visit the Statue of Charles IV and learn the history of the most relevant characters, like Imre Nagy. 

Learn everything about Budapest during communism

Our journey starts next to the huge dark statue in honor to the king of Hungary. Then, we will continue towards Elizabeth Square and the National Museum. In the meantime, we will discover the curiosities and most terrifying secrets that reveal the past of the capital city. 

For over 40 years, the city was invaded by the communist movement still present nowadays in the most famous streets, monuments and squares of Budapest, which served as scenario during the Second World War. Travel back in time to the communist past of the country to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Don’t’ miss out the opportunity to explore the main places that represent this movement in the city with our interesting free tour.

Architecture of the Second World War

With the company of our Spanish speaking guide, we will visit the Department of Ophthalmology, a clear example of the communist architecture, or Corvin Köz, one of the main squares during this regime in the city. We will also admire the ancient Magyar Radio Building and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Liberty Statue of Budapest or the Musical Fountain of the city. In addition, we will unfold how hundreds of Catholics, nuns and priests were persecuted, as the religion was really important in the country, but the communism always tried the demise of these beliefs. In addition, we will also enjoy a pleasant walk to Mikszáth Square, one of the most charming public squares of the city.

This tour combines a wander along the main landmarks of Budapest and their importance during the communist history, and the catastrophic past of the city, an interesting journey from the beginnings to the last days of communism in the country.

This also includes the visit to the most significant squares and buildings of this period, like the City Hall Park, where the Statue of Charles IV is located. We will relive the tragedy of those times and learn how up to 2000 Hungarians were murdered and thousands of people decided to leave this city. After the fall of this regime, most of the statues of communist leaders were removed, but never destroyed.

If you dare to discover the terrible history of the Hungarian capital and the drastic outcome, pick our Communist Budapest Free Walking Tour.


Featured places

  • Elizabeth Square
  • City Hall Park (Statue of Charles IV)
  • City Center Theatre (Belvárosi Színház)
  • National Museum
  • Ancient Magyar Radio Building
  • Mikszáth Square
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • And much more!

Details

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Language
Spanish speaking guide
Rates
Free tour
Time

(August - October 14): 4:00 PM

(October 15 - March): 3:00 PM

Availability
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Outside guided visit
We will visit from outside all monuments and places of our tour description

Included

The best Spanish Speaking guides of Budapest

Excluded

Food and Drinks
Transportation (walking tour)

Meeting point

Danubious Fountain, face to the Budapest Wheel in Erzsebet Square

Conditions

How to book?
Limited tickets. Do not miss it! Choose the date on the calendar and fill in with your details to complete the booking. Immediate confirmation.
Planning an activity for more than 6 people?
Groups of 6 adults or more are subject to a €8 per adult charge. The maximum allowed is 3 children per adult. You may also consider booking a private tour to get your own private guide. For further information here.
Do the tours run despite bad weather conditions and public holidays?
Affirmative! Otherwise we will contact you in advance to inform you about it.
Can I modify or cancel my booking?
Are you unable to attend our tour? Let us know to reschedule your booking.
Important
Separate group bookings and / or made to different names will not be allowed. You must pay the amount per adult (€ 8), book a private route or leave the tour.

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