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Sightseeing in Cambridge - what to see. Complete travel guide

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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The town is famous not only by large number of scientific centers. This is also the oldest center of book printing. The first printing machine started working here yet in 1638. You can find out more about the history of the appearance of first books in one of the museums of Cambridge.
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The town was founded in 1630. At that time it was named New Town. Six years later was founded Harvard University, and two years later it was decided to rename this city in the name of the famous UK scientific center Cambridge. The story of this town is rich and diversified. In 17-18 centuries this place had the status of the cultural capital. Here was formed American army, the Commander in Chief of which became George Washington in 1775.
Besides the observation of internationally famous scientific centers, you can visit several museums and find out more about the history of development of the city. Longfellow Museum is known as one of the famous cultural sights of the region. Many years ago here lived and worked the famous writer. The museum exhibits a collection of his manuscripts. The inner decoration of the house hasn’t changed since that time. Just like any other modern city, Cambridge offers to its guests a large number of restaurants and bars. Many of them work till late hours. Trading centers and shops will entertain tourists by wide choice of goods. You will find there apparel, perfumes, jewelry and much more. Copyright
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
In Cambridge is the world-famous Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, located in the Territory of Harvard University. In total, the museum has about 6 million exhibits, which were founded in 1866. One of the most valuable exhibits is artifacts obtained during archaeological research of the ancient Mayan cities. Now the museum stores exhibits delivered from the most diverse archaeological areas of the world. Its collection continues to be continuously replenished and expanded.
Nearby is another interesting cultural center, Harvard Museum of Natural History. It was founded relatively recently, in 1995. This large complex combined three previously existing museums. It houses one of the largest collections of minerals in the world, as well as incredibly interesting herbariums and other exhibits related to zoological themes. In this museum, there are skeletons of prehistoric animals. The most unusual exhibits are the models of rare plants made of glass.
In Cambridge, there are excellent cinemas and fascinating places for walking, as well as a few unusual attractions that are definitely worth a visit with children. Fans of active … Open
Among the interesting historical sights of Cambridge is the Cambridge City Church of Christ, which was built in 1761. In the late 18th century, the church building was converted into soldiers' barracks. During this period the church lost its organ, the pipes of which were melted into bullets. The church restored its religious significance in 1775. It held the first Christmas Mass in many years.
The most interesting place for walks is the Old Harvard Court. Many interesting historical buildings have been preserved. At present, there are student hostels here. Tourists will be interested to see the Memorial Church located here, which was built in 1931. Not far from it is the Center for Visual Arts.
Tourists will find dining facilities of different directions in Cambridge. Both locals and visitors are usually fond of Annas Taqueria, a popular restaurant dedicated to Mexican cuisine. The … Open
Fans of art are very popular with the Fogg Art Museum. It houses a rich collection of paintings brought from various countries of Europe. The age of some works of art is more than 500 years. No less interesting than the works of art themselves, is the building of the museum. It has a fabulously beautiful inner courtyard, built in the style of past centuries. This museum often hosts interesting cultural events and exhibitions of contemporary art.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Cambridge and surroundings

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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Cambridge
♥   Shopping area ' Newbury Street' Boston, 3.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Charles Street' Boston, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Copley Square' Boston, 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area 'Boylston Street' Boston, 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Downtown Crossing' Boston, 4.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Cambridge
♥   City Park 'Saulsbury Community Garden' , 6.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Danforth' , 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   County Park 'Suffolk' , 57.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Recreation Area 'L U Sutton' , 59.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Hampton Beach' , 63 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
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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Orpheum Theatre

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In 1962, the old theater was converted into a warehouse, which stored tobacco. Today a small part of a historic building is occupied by a supermarket. The rest of the construction is vacant and, despite the fact that it is privately owned, it’s not difficult to get into the old theater. It preserved a stage and an auditorium with seating area. You can still see the old furniture and even carpets in some rooms. However, the former luxury of the Orpheum Theatre has gone. The ambience is scary. Drifting scratches and other strange sounds everywhere increase the discomfort of staying in this place. … Read further
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The Hilton Kyoto hotel will be attractive to a wide range of guests. Leisure travelers will appreciate the close proximity to famous attractions such as Heian and Yasaka Temples, the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the scenic Gion Historical District. In a few minutes, guests can reach the metro stations, the path to the sights of interest will not take much time. Read this


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