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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, activities 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

Crocodile and Capitalist Monument

From the series “The Most Unusual Statues and Monuments”
The legendary legend at first glance has a very real source. Until the middle of the 20th century the small crocodiles and the alligators were quite popular pets in the USA. When they grew up, the owners got rid of them in the simplest way - they left the alligators in the sewers. Nowadays the Abortgrubenräumer discover the big crocodiles in the old sewage system of New York annually. The original monument, which is located at the entrance to the main building of the university, reminds that everyone can become a victim of their own greed. … Read further

Waterfront in New York

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Tourists seldom visit this place, notwithstanding this, there has placed a small café, where are presented good desserts and freshly brewed coffee. At the embankment there is a big Pepsi sign. It is a good mark for tourists. On the opposite side form the sign you will see the quay with ferries. You can stay at this picturesque place longer. Not far from the embankment there is the famous Vietnamese cuisine restaurant "Cyclo". … Read further

New York

From the series “Permanently Sinking Cities and Regions”
Tropical storm Sandy got into the city in 2012. The hardest days were on 30th - 31st October. According to the strong long-lasting showers, the wind was about 150 km per minute. Seven underground tunnels were flooded. District Kwins was drastically destroyed after the disaster. There burned more than 50 buildings because the electricity lines were broken. The destroying hurricane led to several huge emergencies, one of them has happened on Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station, where stopped the reactor. It is rather hard to save the city from another natural disaster. New York is still taking the first position in a list of cities going under the water in the nearest time. … 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, 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! - 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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