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Culture of Philadelphia. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Cira Centre Philadelphia is a modern progressive city that stands out among the rest because of the unique atmosphere of aristocratic refinement and modesty. The city has a huge number of iconic sites and historical monuments, cultural centers and museums. The famous Independence Hall, where a number of important documents that changed the US history were signed, is a landmark of the international scale. Next to Independence Hall there is one of the most emblematic monuments of the city, Liberty Bell. In 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, the bell ringing alerted citizens of a significant event.
The choice of entertainment options in Philadelphia is literally unlimited, as there is a place for recreation for every taste in this modern city. Beautiful city parks are worth mentioning; … Open
Walkers should definitely take a stroll along the famous Elfreth's Alley, as it is the oldest street in the city. A walk through the picturesque streets will be an unforgettable journey into the past; a lot of beautiful buildings of the early 18th century have remained there. Miniature houses seem to be just fabulous comparing with large-scale modern buildings. The beautiful alley became a permanent venue for interesting national festivals and cultural events.
The Betsy Ross House is the most remarkable among those buildings. According to one legend, in the middle of the 18th century, there lived a girl named Betsy. She has sewed the first American flag in the world, which has been remaining the undisputed symbol of the country for many years. Copyright
1. Mains voltage is 110 V; the standard American-style outlet is usual for hotels. Before the trip be sure to check the compatibility of electrical appliances and take adapters for gadgets. … Open
There are about twenty religious monuments of different eras in the city. Gloria Dei Church and Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church are considered to be the most scenic. To make the cultural program diverse devote some time to local museums. One of the most visited venues is the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum houses one of the world's largest collections of paintings by Van Gogh.
Swann Fountain a little later The Rodin Museum and the luxurious Arthur Ross Gallery would be interesting too. Fans of science would appreciate the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology that has collected hundreds of unique historical artifacts. Exhibits presented to the Museum were brought from different parts of the world. There are also interesting interactive exhibits in it.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Philadelphia and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Philadelphia and surroundings

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Art galleries in Philadelphia and around
♥   Art museum 'Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts' Philadelphia, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Barnes Foundation' Philadelphia, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rodin Museum' Philadelphia, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Philadelphia Museum of Art' Philadelphia, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology' Philadelphia, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Philadelphia
♥   National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia, Philadelphia, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Philadelphia, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of St. John Neumann, Philadelphia, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden, 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden, 6.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, Bensalem, 22.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Peter, Wilmington, 40.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Philadelphia and near

Independence Hall

From the series “Famous Unesco Sites in North America”
Today, Independence Hall is one of the most popular attractions of the United States. Every day amazing guided tours are held at  Independence Hall. As a rule, a tour begins with a visit to the courtroom, as well as the assembly hall, where Continental Congress meetings were held. It’s worth noting that many halls after more than a hundred years managed to preserve their pristine design, which makes the tour even more interesting. Independence Hall can boast with lots of great historical artifacts. Here you can see the Washington's chair with rising sun cut on it, and the original silver inkstand, which was used during the signing of the Declaration of Independence. … Read further

Three Stooges Museum

From the series “Famous Museums of World Celebrities”
Today, the series and the movie have a huge number of fans; the unique museum is aimed at them. The area of ​​the facility is 929 square meters. More than 100 000 exhibits related to the movies and starred actors are collected there. Here, you can see the cute figurines featuring favorite characters and rare photographs, which were made in the mid-20th century. One of the main features of the museum is a repository of movies. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Philadelphia

Culture guide to Philadelphia. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Philadelphia: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Philadelphia. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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