Why visit: history, Communist past
The House of Terror Museum commemorates the victims of both the Communist and the Nazi regimes in Hungary. The building served as the former headquarter of the ultra-right (Nazi) party in 1940, and its basement was used as a prison. During Communism, the building was taken over by the State Security (Hungarian version of the KGB). Hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, were tortured in the House of Terror.
The exhibition is well thought-out, from beginning to end. Some parts may not be clear for visitors, as they have more of a symbolic meaning for Hungarians. It's difficult to even imagine what it must have been like, but try sitting for a moment in one of the cells with the door closed...
Getting to the House of Terror: Take the Millennium Underground (M1) to Vörösmarty utca
Tuesday-Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Adult: HUF 2,000
EU student & senior: HUF 1,000