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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
Manhattan is famous not only for plenty of landmarks, city sights and museums but for its rich choice of entertaining establishments. Attracting sport clubs and entertaining centers, upscale … 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

Brooklyn Bridge

From the series “Unbelievable and magnificent bridges and viaducts”
The length of the Brooklyn Bridge is 1 825 meters, two of them are for cars, and the third is intended for pedestrians. A unique history is also associated with the opening of the bridge. The disapproving have spread the rumors that the bridge is uncertain and can collapse at any time. On the day of the opening, when the numerous people were on the bridge, there was a great panic, as the result 12 people were lost. … Read further

Crocodile and Capitalist Monument

From the series “The most unusual statues and monuments”
The unusual monument still has a hidden meaning. It serves as a reminder of the terrible legend, which has been told for more than 50 years among the city dwellers. Many locals believe that the alligators live in the old urban sewage system. The author of this fantastic legend is the writer Robert Daily, who wrote the novel 'World under the City' in the fifties of the last century, whose content impressed the inhabitants of New York. … Read further

Statue of Liberty

From the series “The most grandiose statues and monuments”
The statue is located in the Hudson River estuary, on the island of Liberty. The overall height including the pedestal is 93 meters. Liberty Island is incredibly popular as a tourist destination. Visitors can enjoy the great statue not only visually, but also examine it from the inside. To climb to the observation deck, which is located on top of the pedestal, it is necessary to overcome 192 steps. One going up to the crown of the statue has to go through 365 steps. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Manhattan map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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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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