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Spaceship Earth, Orlando Science Center , Florida Citrus Bowl, and Kennedy Space Center are the architectural landmarks for not only tourists, but also for residents of Orlando. The majority of these monuments were created several centuries ago. They witnessed many important events, so besides the architectural value for USA, these landmarks are of a great historic importance. In this review, you will be able to get acquainted with the main architectural sites of Orlando. Also, we will look at them from an unusual point of view – only interesting facts and photos, which come together with a 3D visualization of every monument. Use our unique technology to fly over all architectural places of interest of Orlando – the video is at your fingertips.

Spaceship Earth, Orlando

» Spaceship Earth is an attraction and symbol of the EPCOT Park. EPCOT is the second of the four themed parks of the Walt Disney World in Orlando.
»  The attraction resembles a golf ball with its shape. It was built as a geodesic ball that has a diameter of 50 m.
»  All visitors seat in a special truck that moves into the dark. They can travel to the past and observe the development of all humankind. Although the trip lasts 13-15 minutes, it is still very interesting and exciting.
»  When the journey comes to an end, passengers have an opportunity to “draw” their future. Their answers to the questions influence the possible result.

Orlando Science Center , Orlando

» The Orlando Science Center is one of the most famous and popular museums in the city.
»  Here, you can learn about the ecosystem and nature of Florida, light, sound, magnetic waves, and astronomy.
»  In four floors, you can see a lot of interesting exhibits and visit amazing exhibitions. You can also watch documentaries on the huge screen.
»  In the territory of the science center, there are wonderful attractions, one of which is “Dr. Phillips Cinedome” that is also a planetarium.
»  Besides, the museum is a unique chance to feel like a meteorologist in the Severe Weather Center. You should also visit an observatory to see a huge telescope and use fighter simulators F1-11 and F-16.

Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando

» The Florida Citrus Bowl is an outdoor sports stadium located in the center of Orlando.
»  Originally, the stadium was built for holding football matches. Now, bike races, concerts, and other events are often held here.
»  The stadium sometimes serves as a film set.
»  At the stadium, there are 65 438 constant seats. With temporary stands, its capacity is 70 229.
»  Not so long ago, the stadium was restored and updated. As a result, a new lower level and new restrooms were added. The facade of the stadium was restored too.

Kennedy Space Center, Orlando

» Fans of the rocket-and-space theme should definitely visit the Kennedy Space Center.
»  It is famous for the fact that you can still take a shuttle here.
»  In the territory of the center, there is a museum dedicated to American Astronautics, a rocket part, and several attractions for those who want to become a NASA astronaut for some time.
»  In the complex, there are also two constructions opened by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation. The most famous of them is the “Cosmic Mirror” monument that is also known as a monument to astronauts. It is a huge black mirror of granite with astronauts’ names engraved on it.
»  Also, in the territory of the complex, visitors can also visit an education center where they can learn everything about space.

St James Cathedral, Orlando

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Facts: » St. James Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in the center of the business district of Orlando.
»  The story of the cathedral began on 20 May 1881 when Bishop John Moore bought the land for the construction of the church.
»  St. James Cathedral was finished in June 1891. At that time, the church was 21 m long and 12 m wide. It was decorated with a 14-meter bell tower.
»  In 2010, the church was restored completely. New stained glass windows were installed.
»  At the cathedral, there is a parochial school, a youth and children’s choir. Baptism and wedding ceremonies are often held here.
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