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Torch of Friendship

The Torch of Friendship is a monument of a rounded wall and a high-raised torch, like an Olympic one, located in the very center of Miami in Bayside Park on Biscayne Boulevard.

A little story about the eternal flame

Torch of Friendship — Miami attractions — American ButlerThe Friendship Torch is located at 401 Biscayne Boulevard in the beautiful green park of Downtown Miami. The eternal flame symbolizes the guiding beacon that the United States offers to other countries and the hot fire of friendly sympathies.

The monument was built in 1960 and has a historical link to two significant events at once. This is actually a friendly sign from the state of Florida to Latin America and all countries of the Caribbean and a greeting to immigrants from these countries.

The second significant event of the Torch of Friendship was the dedication of a flaming 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 an still unsolved attempt. It was decided that the monument of friendship would burn like a candle of remembrance over Biscayne Boulevard in honor of the former president. Kennedy’s grave is located in Arlington, but now on the wall of the monument is a commemorative inscription dedicated to John.

For several months, the Friendship Torch did not burn for unknown reasons. There were versions that this was a protest against the wars in Iran and Iraq unleashed by the United States. There was also a version related to the construction of new buildings and road works that could damage the gas pipes. Biscayne Boulevard was just undergoing another reconstruction, expansion, new quarters appeared.

Perhaps the gas pipes were redirected or blocked for safety for the duration of the work. Boulevard newspapers were rumored that the Torch of Friendship was canceled due to unpaid bills. As you can see, the pluralism of opinions was presented in full. Various peaceful and anti-war demonstrations and demonstrations are held next to the monument - this is a significant historical place in Miami.

The Friendship Torch is now blazing brightly again, symbolizing America's openness and hospitality.

Torch of Friendship — monument photo — American Butler

Friendship Torch in Miami — Biscayne Boulevard photo above — American ButlerFriendship Torch — important attraction

  • The eternal flame is a common symbol of memory among most peoples and the symbolism of the Friendship Monument is easily read by all who come.
  • The easy temper of Miami residents even affects such serious and significant memorials.
  • On New Year's Eve, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree is set in the space of the monument, contrasting interestingly with tall palm trees directly behind the monument. Awesome sight!
  • Not far from this remarkable monument, various exhibitions dedicated to Latin America and Cuba periodically open. There is currently no permanent current exposure.

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

 

Additional Information
Address 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Telephone +1-888-311-3233
Mode of operation Around the clock
Cost Free
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