Reds in Budapest! Communism from a local's perspective

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Brigitta
Quality Verified Registered on July 16, 2021

I am a Budapest-loving local and I want to share with you my enthusiasm for Budapest. Its special atmosphere that is a combination of history, the colorful culture, the people, and their love of our land. I studied art and history and have worked as a professional guide for years. Spending time with my grandmother, listening to her stories, learning to cook the the traditional recipes was a great inspiration for me. I'd love to show you my beloved city.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Walk with me to learn about the dark years of Communism in Hungary. Have an insider to show you the secrets of the Reds in Budapest. Learn about the brave revolutionists and the hard years of dictatorship. I listened to my grandmother's stories who lived through a century and you can learn what it was like to go to a communist school.
The tour show you around the important landmarks of the communist past.
Highlights of the tour: 

  • Parliament, Liberty square
  • Soviet Memorial, Memorial of 56'
  • Park of Olimpics, Margaret Bridge
  • Nagy Imre Memorial

Tour lasts: 2 hours
Tour starts: St Stephen's Basilica.
End: Margaret Bridge

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Budapest, Szent István tér 4-5, 1051 ...
    Budapest, Szent István tér 4-5, 1051 Hungary
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    I will be at the stairs in front of the St Stephen's Basilicawith a blue umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    St. Stephen's Basilica

    What was religious life in communism?

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Liberty Square

    Soviet Memorial, Communist Bunker, Reagan Statue

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Kossuth Lajos Square

    56 Revolution memorial place

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Hungarian Parliament Building

    56 revolution memorial

  • 5
    Outside visit

    Nagy Imre Memorial

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Esteban 25 Nov 2023

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
Brigitta is a super cool guide… as a history lover I really enjoy these type of tours… she is very nice and show some little treasures from the past (communist medals and other red parafernalia)… for me, the best part is that she gave us a literary recommendation… we all history lovers like when we get a movie/book recommendation so for me this was the highlight… want to know which book she told us? Go and take her tour and find out!
Jaŭhien 13 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
It was an amazing tour! Informative, entertaining, and quite insightful. I especially liked artifacts from the past Brigitta showed us. Köszönöm! I highly recommend the tour 👍
Holger 01 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Brigitta hat die historischen Zusammenhänge sehr gut nachvollziehbar dargestellt und mit interessanten Anekdoten angereichert.
Suzanne 30 Oct 2023

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Very good tour.
Leandro 20 Oct 2023
Rio de Janeiro

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Travelled alone - Oct 2023
Brigitta is a incredible guide! She has a lot of knowledge about communism, shared relevant information about it. It is great to hear stories from a local perspective.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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