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“Tourists: This is a Hungarian hero. Show some respect and stop climbing it!”

Monument to Imre Nagy/Remembrance Day (Oct. 23)
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Imre Nagy was PM during the 1956 Revolution, and was eventually tried and executed in a show trial when the Revolution ultimately failed. As a result, he became a hero to the Hungarian people. This statue facing the Parliament is a fitting tribute to his heroism; the tourists clamouring over it are not. Think of how you would feel if someone did that in your country on a statue of one your country's heroes/martyrs. Knock it off!

Thank John L
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Very interesting statue especially as it represents a very significant part of 20th century history. Also situated in a very significant area with parliament nearby and the Ronald Reagan statue and the controversial eagle statue.Much to think about

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We noticed this intriguing statue whilst strolling through the parliament quarter and looked for a plaque without success. Later, we googled it and were stunned to learn that this is a monument to a former prime minister who was executed. A tragic story that deserves to be better known. Most people simply clambered over the bridge to have a photo taken with the man in the hat. No wonder he is looking pensively towards the parliament. His ghost should haunt the place. It's difficult to imagine any other country allowing tourists to climb over a memorial to a former leader. I'm sad that I couldn't reflect on its significance at the time and feel I should go back.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The memorial is quite a lovely sculpture, and while it appears interactive, be careful. While it's possible to climb the bridge to stand next to the figure, the metal deck is very slippery and only partly secured, so the plates will randomly rock from side-to-side as you walk on them. I wouldn't recommend it if you're wearing sandals. Even in hiking boots, I hung onto the rail in both hands.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Who would want to have a mediocre statue commemorating them and become a climbing frame for foreign tourists? Poor Imre Nagy, a true communist, a pechvogel, and a victim in more than one way, has to endure this in the heart of Budapest.

Thank Peter D
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