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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.
1. Experienced travelers advise to set off to the Manhattan island early spring or autumn as these periods feature the most amiable weather conditions. Summer will spoil the leisure with … 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
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 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

Hudson River Park

From the series “Fancy houses and hotels located on water or under water”
According to approximate estimates, investments in the construction of the Hudson River Park will amount to about 130 million US dollars. Some of the main sponsors of the project are a businessman Barry Dealer and a famous fashion designer Diana von Furstenberg. The area of the park after the completion of the construction will reach 10000 square meters. If the project can be implemented in a full accordance with the initial one, then the park will accommodate a large amphitheater. Hudson River Park will be a great place to relax from the "stone jungle", as well as a venue for a number of significant cultural events. … Read further

Statue of Liberty

From the series “The most grandiose statues and monuments”
Viewing platforms offer a great view of New York Harbor. Tourists will have an opportunity to visit the museum located inside the statue. An exposition is placed in the walls of the pedestal. The exhibition is devoted to the history of the monument and tells about all its symbolic elements. Today, copies of one of the great statues of the world can be seen in many different cities and museums, but many people still go for a long journey just to admire the original structure. Opening of the monument took place in 1886. Today, the Statue of Liberty is daily visited by thousands of people from all over the world. That's one of the most popular attractions in the world. … Read further

Statue of Liberty Stairs

From the series “Furious footways around the world that make you dizzy”
Despite the fact that the staircase inside the Statue of Liberty is modern and seems quite reliable, not everyone dare to walk along it. The staircase is very narrow and cramped, it will be extremely difficult to cross it on two walking people. In addition, the ladder has a lot of sharp bends and turns, which also significantly complicates the process of recovery. To overcome this difficult path, you will need not only strong legs and nerves, but also a strong vestibular apparatus. … Read further
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