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

Cambridge has prepared a wonderful program of excursions to its guests. The city is rich in architectural landmarks, important historical sites, and interesting museums. The Harvard Museum of Natural History greeted its first visitors in 1995. The new museum is built on the basis of three pre-existing museums, the exhibitions of which were devoted to mineralogy, zoology, and the study of flora. The modern museum is home to a huge herbarium, a large collection of minerals and many other unique items that will tell visitors a lot about the world.
Cambridge has many interesting and diverse shops, and Harvard Book Store is very popular among book lovers. It was opened in a spectacular historical building, thousands of books on various … Open
The location of the museum is a massive historical building, which is a part of Harvard University. Tourists will also find another world-renowned cultural institution here. This is the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. A priceless collection of ethnographic exhibits dedicated to pre-Columbian cultures is considered the basis of this museum. Today, in addition to a rich collection of museum exhibits dedicated to anthropology, visitors can see many valuable historical documents of the 19th century.
Travellers should not forget to visit the oldest educational facility in the United States - Harvard University. It was founded in 1636, and today it is known as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The buildings of the university are valuable monuments of architecture. These are beautiful red brick building with high narrow windows and carved arches. The park that surrounds the university is a large territory with numerous paths and benches. This is an ideal place for an unhurried walk. Copyright
Cambridge is one of the largest scientific centers of the United States. Here are located Astrophysics Scientific Center, Harvard University, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and … Open
The Brattle Theater is an interesting attraction. The building of the theater is located on Harvard Square. Despite its name, Brattle is a repertory movie theater. As a rule, it demonstrates independent films and all-time favorite movies. The building, which houses the cinema, has a very memorable look. This is a miniature house with a sloping roof and small windows. It is usually mentioned as one of the most notable architectural sites of Cambridge.
Curious travelers should definitely not forget to visit MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). This is an interesting museum, which features all important inventions of the 20th century. Besides the observation of the great inventions present in the museum, visitors are welcome to make a walk through the picturesque park near the museum. The historic building is surrounded by a large park zone with lots of old trees and elegant flower beads.
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Another interesting cultural institution in Cambridge is the Sanders Theater, which should definitely be visited for two reasons: firstly, wonderful theatrical performances are held here (many people especially like Christmas shows), and secondly, the building is striking with its architecture. This is a stunning facade, beautiful stained glass windows, and carved wood. The building looks somewhat like a church, which does not prevent it from keeping its charm. For the satisfaction of spiritual needs, go to another lovely theater - Oberon. Original performances that can be seen here conquer the hearts of all connoisseurs of theatrical art. The Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center hosts great performances too so shouldn’t ignore it - it’s better to check the billboards and follow the upcoming events.
As for museums, except for the ones presented above, the Harvard Art Museums would be of interest to travelers for a wonderful collection of fine art works written at different times - from antiquity to modern times, by artists born in different parts of the world. The museum consists of three cultural institutions: the Fogg Museum founded in 1895, the Busch-Reisinger Museum opened in 1903, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum that first opened its doors in 1985. The real "jewel of Cambridge" is the Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters belonging to significant historical monuments of Massachusetts. Listen carefully to guides telling about the rich history of former George Washington's headquarters and, of course, enjoy the exterior of the building, which is an excellent example of the 18th-century architecture.
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Although the Museum of Comparative Zoology is not open to the public, it is interesting for its appearance. The research center was founded in 1859, and its greatness is determined by the size - it is truly impressive. Mount Auburn Cemetery is great for hiking and getting aesthetic pleasure. Some prominent figures of Harvard University are buried here. However, this is not the main thing about the cemetery - the peace and the atmosphere are something people come here for. Green landscapes, magnificent sculptures, beautiful gazebos where you can sit and admire the views, attractions located on site (Washington Tower) - everything here seems amazing.
The Stata Center - an excellent example of deconstructivist architecture - should never be excluded from sightseeing. The building was designed by the famous "guru of deconstructivism" Frank Gehry, the construction of the building was completed in 2004. The center is located on the site of the old building destroyed back in 1998, here one can find laboratories belonging to Harvard University. A prominent religious attraction is St. Paul Church reminiscent of European temples with its atmosphere and architecture. Built in 1924 in the Neo-Romanesque style, the church building perfectly performs the function of attracting the attention of all aesthetic pleasure seekers.
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Art galleries in Cambridge and around
♥   Art museum 'Harvard Art Museums' Cambridge, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology' Cambridge, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'List Visual Arts Center' Cambridge, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Boston Museum of Fine Arts' Boston, 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum' Boston, 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Cambridge
♥   Madonna, Queen of the Universe National Shrine, East Boston, 8.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Annunciation Cathedral, Roslindale, 8.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Attleboro, 51 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Paul’s Cathedral, Worcester, 58.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul, Providence, 66.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Joseph, Manchester, 74.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Fall River, 75.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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