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Batthyany Eternal Flame (Batthyany Orokmecses)

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To whom the flame burning.

One evening I went to see the Batthyány's sanctuary lamp. The reason why I chose evening because I... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
stinkwink
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Sydney, Australia
Worth a look

If you are visiting Freedom Square (good plan) then after you have seen the German Occupation... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2015
Ed R
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 Feb 2018
“To whom the flame burning.”
24 Sep 2017
“Underwhelming”
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The flame was lit in front of the Parliament Building in 1996, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1956 uprising, a sorrowful event for many Hungarian people.
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At the Corner of Hold and Bathory Streets, Budapest, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

One evening I went to see the Batthyány's sanctuary lamp. The reason why I chose evening because I thought that in the dark I could see better the light. The eternal flame is burning at the place where Lajos Batthany the first independent prime minister...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 24 September 2017

It's more an ember than a flame, one which I've been unable to decide if it's real or a red-toned light bulb. Plus the glass was cracked. It doesn't look like there's much maintenance done on the memorial, and since the 'flame' is placed so...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

If you are visiting Freedom Square (good plan) then after you have seen the German Occupation memorial, the Soviet monument, and President Reagan you might as well walk the extra 2 minutes for a look at this. Along with Andrassy, an important and dominant figure...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Ed R
Reviewed 6 October 2014

The flame erected in memory of the first prime minister(Lajos Batthyany) of independent Hungary is a landmark one in many ways and a must see if you are in the area. It was conceived way back in 1905 but was delayed because of the first...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube,
with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The
Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica
stand out as two of the finest examples of
architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for
more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval
city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while
the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention
...More
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