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Cambridge is a world-famous university center. For many years it has been chosen a permanent place of an interesting event – a holiday of great minds or Science Festival. This is a celebration of a worldwide scale. The event is supported by the employees of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a rule, the festival takes place on the last week of April. Despite the fact that the holiday may seem to be quite serious, it traditionally attracts a huge number of curious travelers.
In Cambridge, there are excellent cinemas and fascinating places for walking, as well as a few unusual attractions that are definitely worth a visit with children. Fans of active … Open
During the festival you can watch or even participate in various competitions and contests. Scientists from different countries talk about their latest developments and scientific achievements. The experiments demonstrated by physicists and chemists are definitely the most spectacular events of the festival. Moreover, absolutely everyone is welcome to attend these events.
The festival is always attended by famous science fiction writers. They present their new novels and hold lectures dedicated to the most incredible and confusing topics. Fans of video games will also never get bored at this festival, because this topic is also one of the most important and popular here. Game developers showcase their innovations and offer to test them in action. Both experienced gamers and newbies are welcome to participate in these activities, and this fact makes these meetings even more exciting. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Tourists will find dining facilities of different directions in Cambridge. Both locals and visitors are usually fond of Annas Taqueria, a popular restaurant dedicated to Mexican cuisine. The … Open
Organizers of the festival try to cover all relevant topics of the modern science during the event. Moreover, their main aim is to present the information not as boring and routine work, but as an exciting experiment. This is one of the main reasons why the festival is so popular. Travelers, who visit Science Festival at least once, will never be able to agree with the statement that research activity is boring and monotonous.
Arriving in Cambridge in mid-September, a visit to Cambridge Carnival International, one of the most prominent events in the festival calendar of Cambridge, should be a must-have for your sightseeing program. At this time, a colorful costume parade is held on Kendall Square, sellers offer to enjoy the great taste of local and world cuisines, art exhibitions are organized, fairs open where you can buy unique hand-made products. Of course, the festival cannot do without street parties and festivities. The roots of the festival can be traced to Africa and the Caribbean where it is customary to demonstrate the culture through such bright events. It is worth noting that this festive event is absolutely free of charge.
Cambridge has prepared a wonderful program of excursions to its guests. The city is rich in architectural landmarks, important historical sites, and interesting museums. The Harvard Museum … Open
No less remarkable date in the holiday calendar is the Cambridge Jazz Festival held annually in late July. At this time, the picturesque Danehy Park is visited by famous jazz and bluesmen from around the world. Here you can also listen to funk, soul, rock - and, of course, dance to this music. Since it is open-air, it is considered an excellent opportunity to enjoy stunning panoramic views, relax, have a picnic and camping - that is, spend time with loved ones in the most pleasant way.
Every Saturday, the colorful "Donkey Show" is staged at the Oberon Theater. If anyone would like to see the amazing combination of Shakespeare (or, more precisely, his comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream") and dance, this is a great opportunity to finally make the dream come true. Even though it may seem unthinkable, the show amazes everyone who've decided to witness the original combination. The event is attractive for its atmosphere - the thing is that all visitors become not just spectators but direct participants of the show, and even those who couldn't imagine themselves dancing to the music from the '70s start getting into the rhythm and have fun as if their whole life depends on it.
The number of interesting entertainment centers in Cambridge is no less than the number of historical sites and museums. Tourists, who cannot leave without the exploration of beautiful … Open
Another interesting event is the Boston Early Music Festival, which you can visit if you come to Cambridge in mid-June in an odd year (the festival is held every two years). At this time, the city is visited by people wishing to listen to ancient music, watch magnificent opera pieces and have a good time fully satisfying spiritual needs. The festival is considered to be one of the best musical events celebrating baroque music, not only on the East Coast of the United States but in the whole world. Concerts are held in three cultural institutions: The Memorial Church of Harvard University, First Church in Cambridge, and Sanders Theatre at Harvard University.
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Cambridge
♥   Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Boston, 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Madonna, Queen of the Universe National Shrine, East Boston, 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Annunciation Cathedral, Roslindale, 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Attleboro, 51 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Paul’s Cathedral, Worcester, 58.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, Providence, 66.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Cambridge. Learn the best periods to visit Cambridge to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Cambridge.
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