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Torch of Friendship

The Torch of Friendship in Miami  is a monument of a rounded wall and a highly raised torch, like an Olympic torch. The monument was built in 1960 and is historically linked to two significant events at once. This is actually a friendly sign from the state of Florida in Latin America and all the countries of the Caribbean and a greeting to immigrants from these countries.

The eternal flame in Miami symbolizes the guiding beacon that America offers to other countries and the hot fire of friendly sympathies. The second significant event of the Torch of Friendship was the dedication of a burning gas torch to John F. Kennedy - one of the most beloved by the people of the US presidents, who tragically died as a result of the still unrevealed assassination.

It was decided that the monument of friendship burns like a candle of memory over Biscayne Boulevard in honor of Kennedy. Kennedy's Tomb is in Arlington. On the wall of the monument is now located a commemorative inscription dedicated to Kennedy.

Photo Torch of Friendship Miami

Interesting facts about the Torch of Friendship

For several months, the Torch of Friendship in Miami did not burn for unexplained reasons. There were versions that it was a protest against the wars in Iran and Iraq launched by the United States. There was also a version related to the construction of new buildings and roadworks that could damage gas pipes. Biscayne Boulevard was just going through another reconstruction, expansion, new quarters appeared.

Perhaps the gas pipes were redirected or blocked for safety at the time of the work. The tabloids spread rumors that the Torch of Friendship was repaid due to unpaid bills. As you can see, the pluralism of opinions was presented in full. Near the monument, various peaceful and anti-war demonstrations and demonstrations are held - this is a significant historical site of Miami.

Currently, the Torch of Friendship is glowing brightly again, symbolizing the openness and hospitality of America. The eternal flame is a common symbol of memory for most nations and the symbolism of the Friendship monument is easily read by all those who come.

Friendship Torch in Miami - Photo of Biscayne Avenue from above

Passing events

The Friendship Torch is located at the address: Biscayne Boulevard 401 in a beautiful green park in downtown.

The light temper of the people of Miami affects even such serious and significant memorable objects. On New Year's Eve, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is set up on the monument's space, interestingly contrasting with tall palm trees directly behind the monument. Awesome sight!

Not far from this remarkable monument periodically open various exhibitions devoted to Latin America and Cuba. There is no permanent exposure at the moment.

We recommend visiting the Torch of Friendship as part of exploring the historic, interesting and memorable places of Miami.

Additional information
Address 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Phone number +1-888-311-3233
Hours of operation
  • Day and night.
Admission
  • Free.
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