Rakoczi Ferenc II, Originally uploaded by GuideToBudapest

A while ago we wrote about how beautiful Budapest can be with flowers all around the city the entire year. Last week we realized it again as we walked next to the Parliament. On the square in front of the Parliament we could see beautiful flowers in several colors in front of the II Rakoczi Ferenc Statue. II Rakoczi Ferenc is known as one fighting for liberation in Hungary in the start of the 18th century. At that time Hungary was opressed by the Habsburgs, and led by II Rakoczi Ferenc they fought for several years for their freedom. In the end Ferenc had to flee from Hungary, and later he died in Turkey.

Hundreds of years later Budapest received back the bones of II Rakoczi Ferenc, and the street on the Pestside of the Elisabeth Bridge is also named after him!

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