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

Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore is a major port city which was founded in 1729. The city and its residents carefully cherish the historical monuments of the past, so Baltimore never ceases to attract travelers who come there to see unforgettable and unique attractions. If you like long unhurried walks, you will be surely interested in the central part of the city, which is also the location of numerous shopping and entertainment complexes, restaurants and most popular sightseeing facilities. Start your observation of the city from visiting remarkable Inner Harbor and then move your feet to another amazing place of interest - the National Aquarium. This is the place where you can see the inhabitants of deep sea. The visitors of the aquarium can not only see rare species of marine animals, but also watch how divers feed the flocks of colorful fish.
Baltimore is one of the most popular cities for tourists in Maryland State. It was founded in 1729 and for many years Baltimore was the main port city of the US. Nowadays this is one of the … Open
The main street of the harbor is the location of a large number of various museums, souvenir shops and entertainment centers. Here visitors are also recommended to visit the famous Maryland Science Center. Travellers with children should definitely not forget to attend Port Discovery Children Museum. Even a usual walk on the harbor’s piers will surely turn into a fascinating tour. You will see numerous moored boats and sailboats near the harbor and even an old submarine made during the World War II period.
Just like in any other city of the US, the residents of Baltimore are very fond of baseball. The most famous stadium of the city is Oriole Park. It is also located in the central district of Baltimore. Football fans will surely fall in love with M&MT Bank Stadium. The Basilica of Baltimore is known as the best-known religious landmark of the city. This beautiful old building simply strikes its visitors by unforgettable graceful forms and incomparable design of inner halls. A monument dedicated to Washington should be definitely mentioned among other notable places of interest of the central area of Baltimore. Travellers may also like Power Plant Live entertainment center. This huge building notable of its unusual shape is a real tourist attraction and a true example of modern architecture. Copyright
Baltimore is famous for its casinos and museums. Suitable places for relaxation can also be found for travelers with children. They should definitely look into the National Aquarium, which … Open
The Italian quarter of the city called Little Italy can be found near the harbor. The district is known as one of the most comfortable and scenic parts of the city. Of course, Little Italy is home to numerous Italian restaurants, interesting shops, and spacious parks. The Italian district will also become a perfect choice for those tourists, who enjoy walking. Fells Point district is located east to the downtown. In addition numerous quality restaurants and bars, this district is widely famous for its wonderful art galleries. Here visitors of these cultural institutions are welcome to see the works of best contemporary artists. By the way, you are free to purchase a painting or a sculpture you like.
Downtown Baltimore One thing you would not expect to see in Baltimore is a pagoda. Surprisingly, you will find one here and it is located in Patterson Park. The pagoda is not only a wonderful attraction, but also an excellent observation platform as well. Having climbed to the very top, you will certainly have no regrets about the effort spent. The only nuance is that the pagoda works only on Sundays. You will find it fascinating to visit the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. It is remarkable for its history, which begins in 1855, when the lighthouse was built. The lighthouse spent most of its “life” in the Chesapeake Bay, and when it was replaced, it was moved to Inner Harbor. This is the very first lighthouse in all of Maryland. You will be glad to know that entrance into the premises is free of charge.
Despite the fact that many people think of fast food when they hear the term “American cuisine”, the national culinary traditions are quite interesting. In Baltimore tourists are welcome … Open
Baltimore is full of fortifications, as the Charm City (as Baltimore is called) played an important role in the formation of American statehood and in military operations. To begin with, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historical Shrine is the place where the US national anthem was born. The fort was built in 1798, and already in 1812 managed to become the defender of the city. It “participated” in other battles; both in the First and Second World Wars. Exhibits of the open-air museum include cannons, storage facilities, and household items. Also in the museum are held performances that will take you back to the era of the War of 1812 in the United States.
A pylon and some buildings Star-Spangled Banner Flag House is a place that Americans themselves visit in order to penetrate patriotism. The fact is that it was here that another symbol of statehood was stitched, talking about the flag of the United States (the one that was first flown over Fort McHenry). The house-museum stores antique items, furniture, as well as artifacts associated with the war of 1812. Phoenix Shot Tower is another historical place you should go see. It was built in 1828 and until 1846, was the tallest building in the entire state, giving way to the honorable Trinity Church in New York. While in Baltimore, you should seize the opportunity to visit another place – Washington Monument and Mount Vernon. This is the first monument put up to George Washington in the whole of the USA.
Every year for over thirty years, in the American city of Baltimore, local people enjoy the competition of the so-called kinetic sculptures that move on the water and flat surface, … Open
Among the religious monuments, the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen stands out. It was built in 1959, with its main feature being monumentality. Of interest is the crypt of the cathedral, where church preachers are buried. Saint Alphonsus Church was built in 1842, and is apparently a rather inconspicuous small church. However, everything changes as soon as you go inside – such a magnificence of interesting objects inside! It is just like an embarrassment of riches.
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Baltimore and around
♥   Art museum 'Walters Art Museum' Baltimore, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'American Visionary Art Museum' Baltimore, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Baltimore Museum of Art' Baltimore, 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Baltimore
♥   Former St. Peter the Apostle Church, Baltimore, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre, Washington, 50.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ukrainian National Shrine of the Holy Family, Washington, 51.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of St. John Paul II, Washington, 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, 51.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, 56.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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