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Address: Andrassy Avenue, Budapest, Hungary
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è un monumento rappresentante una grande clessidra

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Don't go out of your way to see the World's largest in functioning hourglass but, if you happen to be nearby, have a look. This monstrosity made from red granite was to rotate... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Charlottetown, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go out of your way to see the World's largest in functioning hourglass but, if you happen to be nearby, have a look. This monstrosity made from red granite was to rotate 360 degrees over the course of a year and would need resetting on a yearly basis. Somehow, moisture got into the sand mechanism and the invention no... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty (and pretty big) construction in one of the corners of the City Park. If you are hanging around the park, you should take a look at it. But if you're dar away form it, I don't think it worths the effort.

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

During our visit to the Heroes' Square/City Park, our coach just parked near to the Timewheel landmark. It was learnt that this should be a sand clock for the year. By year end, the clock would turn upside down automatically and this idea was quite interesting. If you have time, just come to take a photo on the timewheel during... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I have read about this wheel in a review of what to see with kids in Budapest. Thanks to authors for explanations where to find it. If I had no referent points, we easily miss it. The concept reminds me the sphere on a Time’s Square in New York. But this wheel is a sand clock for a whole year!... More 

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Thank Elena O
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Looks like no. One of glasses is broken. The place mentoined here is wrong. Be carefull. It's near horos terek.

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Thank Alexander C
Netanya, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

It is something special and seems interesting technically I am not sure I got it right worth a try if you are near

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Apparently given the Budapest people for joining the European Union. Also it appears to be expensive to maintain by the government. Nevertheless the city touts it as an attraction. An attraction for the tourists. Maybe time better spent on other cultural pieces, of which there are many, in Budapest.

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Thank Tony C
Copenhagen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Nice sculptured one-year timewheel, situated at the southern edge of Budapest's City Park. I missed an explanatory sign describing the background and purpose of this, but a Wikipedia search provided the necessary information. Unfortunately the lower glass pane on the one side was cracked when we visited, but this didn't detract from the overall impression.

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Kolkata, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Though the concept is interesting (its a time wheel) its poorly done. Tourists cannot make out of the abstract piece of art until someone guides them. Its supposed to measure a year but as per our guide it isn't that accurate.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

I only saw this from a distance , Now I know what it is I wish I had gone and seen it up close to get a better appreciation of it

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