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Paul Street Boys monument

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Address: Prater utca 11, Budapest 1083, Hungary

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Both literary and youth memories

This group of sculptures shows an important episode at the beginning of the novel. The moment when the unfortunate Nemecsek, who hasn't yet proved to be courageous but is still a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This group of sculptures shows an important episode at the beginning of the novel. The moment when the unfortunate Nemecsek, who hasn't yet proved to be courageous but is still a victim of bulling, is robbed of his marble playballs he was playing with by Pasztor bros, two threatening boys belonging to a rival group.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Found this by accident while skating around. Nothing overly exciting but a good glimpse at what things used to be like before YouTube and iPads.

2 Thank Ravejet
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I have read Paul Street Boys when I was at 6th grade. It was a really moving experience to re-read the book while walking the streets the boys played on. The monument, a little hard to find, is the treasure to top it all. I just put my bag next to theirs and took a moment to watch the game.... More 

4 Thank Nevzat Evrim Ö
Brussels, Belgium
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76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

These statues seem to be living. That's why they should be appreciated by everyone. Unfortunately, they are rather far away from the city center. That's why you could combine the visit with the holocaust museum (very close) and on the way back to the center, you could have a drink at the New York cafe which deserves a coffee /... More 

1 Thank berver65
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

After finding the statues, I now want to read the book - but, alas, it is not available on my Kindle! I will continue looking for the book to hopefully gain a better understanding of the Hungarian people.

1 Thank Linda K
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I have read the book of the "boys of pal street" , so where is the group of statues is not far from the road named after them, well kept, near Corvin metro station and commercial center. This corner is kept as in the old days, around schools, atmosphere.

Thank EnricoCE
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is a collection of bronze statues tucked out of the way. I learned that it is a depiction of an old Hungarian story. I wished that I knew it better when I first saw it. It is between the Corvin Shopping Centre and the Bo18 Hotel in the Pest side of the city.

Thank David I
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I read that book in Finish language in late 50, my father give it to me. I loved it. I*going back to Budapest and watch these places again.

1 Thank jskane2015
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Unless you grew up in Hungary and read this childhood classic, it is very difficult to appreciate and understand the significance of this attraction. But if you read the book (I don't think it has been translated into any other languages) it is an absolute must to see and experience. - Supposedly this is the area where the fictional story... More 

4 Thank Traveltheorient
Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The Paul Street Boys - if you haven't read it yet, I think you should. This statue shows you the scene when the two Pásztors, from the Red Shirt group, takes away the toys of the peacefuly playing Paul Street Boys. ( This act was called 'doing an "einstand"'.) And this was why Boka, the leader of the Paul street... More 

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