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

Manhattan Skyscrapers are among main sights of Manhattan. Each of the high buildings is an impressive and unique architectural landmark. The most renowned skyscraper is the Empire State Building. Its construction started in 1929 and lasted almost for three years. Up to 1972 the 102-storage construction was the highest building in the world. This architectural landmark is executed in art-deco style.
Manhattan is one of the main areas of New York City, which is located near the Hudson River and is stretched along its coast for twenty-one kilometers. Manhattan was discovered in 1524 as a … Open
The same impressive building is the Chrysler Building which construction was finished in 1930. Its height is 319m. The majestic skyscraper is considered to be one of the main symbols of Manhattan. Among other architectural sights and landmarks Flatiron Building is well worth attention. Its name is derived from the building resemblance to cast-iron and clothing iron and now the building is known as “Iron”. The height of this skyscraper is 82m and it is one of the oldest skyscrapers of the Manhattan island. Its construction was finished in 1902. The most popular cultural center of the island is considered to be the Manhattan Canter. This is an upscale complex comprised of modern recording studios, several ball rooms and concert stages. The center regularly holds different concerts, TV shows shootings and other events, attracting many travelers. Engaging cultural events are held in the Lincoln Center which is considered to be the music culture center.
The Chinatown is a place of inevitable visit for tourists. The area is famous for plenty of entertaining establishments, China restaurants and shops. The island offers remarkable religious landmarks as well. The historical part of the island hosts the Church of Blessed Sacrament. It was established in the middle of 19th century and today it is the most significant landmark of the United Stated of America. The building of the church is executed in Neo-Gothic style and today it hosts several shopping centers and restaurants. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The Nelson Tower is the next significant tourist attraction spot. The height of the tower is 171m. The construction of the scale building was finished in 1931. Today the building hosts large companies’ offices. The Museum mile street will be of great interest for the guests. The street is home to ten interesting museums.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion tickets or city discovery tours over Manhattan 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 Manhattan and surroundings

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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Manhattan and around
♥   Art museum 'Dahesh Museum of Art' New York City, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'New Museum of Contemporary Art' New York City, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Russian Art' Jersey City, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Whitney Museum of American Art' New York City, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rubin Museum of Art' New York City, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Manhattan
♥   National Shrine of St. Gennaro, New York City, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, New York City, 2.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of St. Anthony, New York City, 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph, St. Joseph, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn, 6.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, 7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of St. Vincent Ferrer, New York City, 8.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Manhattan and near

Empire State Building

From the series “Breathtaking high-altitude observation points with panoramic views on cities”
Since day one, the observation deck was visited by over 110 million people. One of the main advantages of the site is its all-round visibility. In 1999, another site, which is located on the 102nd floor, was opened. It is covered; the area is smaller than the lower viewing platform. A lot of amazing rides wait for fans of thrills in the Empire State Building. These include New York Skyride that is a simulator of air travel around the city. … Read further

North Brother Island

From the series “Abandoned places of the Earth with distinct marks of civilization”
Later, it has been converted into a rehabilitation center for drug-addicted teenagers, which was closed in 1963. Today, nature reigns on the abandoned island of North Brother. In summer, you can admire buildings covered with ivy and take a stroll through the picturesque forest. However, many locals still do not dare to visit the island. Some of them believe that it is probable to contract dangerous diseases. Others are afraid to find among the ruined buildings the restless souls of patients, for whom North Brother has become the last refuge in life. … Read further

MetLife Stadium

From the series “Top 14 sport stadiums with impressive design”
One of the main features of the ultramodern stadium is the lighting system. Thanks to the powerful fixed light, the whole stadium shines like a giant crystal at dawn. The system of interior lighting is equally interesting. Its color depends on which football teams play on the football field. The grandiose stadium can hold 82 566 spectators. Its only downside is lack of roof. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Manhattan

Culture guide to Manhattan. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Manhattan: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Manhattan. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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