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Sightseeing in Philadelphia - what to see. Complete travel guide

The Other Side of Philly This city is a large metropolis, a financial, industrial and cultural center of the United States. Wide choice of attractions, numerous entertainments and friendly atmosphere make this city a popular tourist area.
Discovering the architecture of Philadelphia from bird's eye view! Independence Hall, Franklin Institute, Please Touch Museum, Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Citizens Bank Park, Fort Mifflin, all those monuments are defining the image of Philadelphia … Open
Particular attention should be paid to the historical monuments of Philadelphia. Independence Hall is by far the most popular sight of the city. In the end of the 18th century this hall became the witness of two important events. In 1776 here was proclaimed the Declaration of Independence, and in 1787 the hall became the place of the U.S. Constitution adoption. One of the hall’s pavilions still carefully keeps Liberty Bell, the ringing of which in 1776 marked the acceptance of the declaration. Besides administrative buildings you will find here several important religious sites - Church of Christ and Church of Joseph. This architectural complex is surrounded by a large park. Walk along it and you will visit a wonderful portrait gallery and see one of the largest U.S. banks. This quarter, which is surrounded by numerous alleys, plazas and a park, is considered the historical center of Philadelphia.
Elforta alley is another attractive place for walks. Here you will find 30 historic houses built in the 18th - 19th centuries. The old station is also located here. The station looks exactly the same as it has looked during the years of the Great Depression. Among other notable buildings of the city we should definitely mention Powell House, which has been turned into a museum. Copyright
Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Eastern State Penitentiary, Franklin Square, National Constitution Center, Building of the Customs Service, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Philadelphia … Open
Shoppers should definitely visit Italian market and Wanamaker's supermarket - the oldest one in the country. In this city you will find several dozens of museums, the most unusual of which is surely Mutter Museum of Medical History devoted to collections of medical equipment and biological exhibits. Tourists can also learn more about the history of the city in Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Cira Centre The building of the old Town Hall is a special architectural monument for the city. It was erected at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. From the moment of its construction, the Town Hall is one of the highest buildings in the city. Its main architectural feature is a high tower. The 11-meter statue of William Penn adorns its top. Nowadays, an amazing historical building is considered a monument of national importance.
Philadelphia impresses with an abundance of various restaurants; there are more than two thousand different dining places in the city. A typical national diner is Talula s Garden; you just … Open
Amateurs of unusual excursions will be interested in visiting the Eastern State Prison, which was founded in 1829 and worked until 1969. Many world-known criminals were kept in prison cells. Following the closure of the prison, its corps have been neglected for a long time. In 1994, they decided to convert them into a thematic museum. Visitors can see a lot of interesting artifacts and even visit the cell Al Capone was serving his sentence in 1929.
Swann Fountain a little later One more world-famous attraction of Philadelphia is an original house, called the Magic Gardens. The author of the unusual construction is a famous avant-garde artist I. Zagar. He built an extraordinary house with a unique design. It is a complex maze of numerous terraces, staircases, and grottoes. All the walls have a unique finish. They are totally covered with a variety of finishing elements: tiles, items of old dishes, wooden accessories, old toys, and other household items. You can see hundreds of accessories decorating them.
Philadelphia is a modern progressive city that stands out among the rest because of the unique atmosphere of aristocratic refinement and modesty. The city has a huge number of iconic sites … Open
The Art Museum of Philadelphia enjoys popularity among lovers of art. Its opening took place as early as 1876. The museum was opened on the occasion of the World Exhibition in the city. Today, the collection of the museum has more than 200000 exhibits. Here, you'll see works of art brought from various continents. A small research center operates lately within the walls of the museum.
Street Station and Cira Centre Elfret is considered the most beautiful street in Philadelphia. It is the oldest one in the United States. It started developing in 1728. Presently, there dominate constructions, built in the first half of the 19th century. The street is full of beautiful historic buildings. One can also admire the building of the old station.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Philadelphia
♥   Shopping area ' Rittenhouse Square' Philadelphia, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Old City' Philadelphia, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Walnut Street' Philadelphia, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Haddon Avenue' Haddonfield, 8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Haddon Avenue' Collingswood, 8.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Philadelphia
♥   Castle 'Circus Tower' Milan, 40.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Philadelphia
♥   National Historical Park 'Independence' , 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Fairmont' , 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Liberty' , 5.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Ston' , 10.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   City Park 'Bryn Mawr' , 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Philadelphia and around
♥   Art museum 'Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts' Philadelphia, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Barnes Foundation' Philadelphia, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Rodin Museum' Philadelphia, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Philadelphia Museum of Art' Philadelphia, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology' Philadelphia, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Philadelphia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Serpentine Water Park

From the series “The Greatest and Fanciest Water Parks”
The amazing water park, located in New Jersey, is part of the Hurricane Harbor aquapark network. The facility was opened in 1995. This amusement park is also characterized by an impressive scale. A huge amount of high-speed slides, as well as rides for those who like a more leisurely entertainment are available. You can rest comfortably all day in this aquapark. Excellent cafes operate here and there. Comfortable seating areas and playgrounds for children of different ages are waiting for visitors. … Read further


From the series “Monuments of Byzantium: the most famous buildings”
An interesting museum is open in the castle today. There are several personal items of its former eminent owner among its exhibits. The museum's exposition includes more than 6,000 books. They belonged to a scientist. Several hundred archaeological artifacts are also included in the exhibition. They were discovered by him during expeditions to various countries. Many interesting legends are associated with the ancient castle. Some employees of the museum claim that ghosts live in it. Fonthill Castle has been a national historic landmark since 1972. … Read further
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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

It will welcome its first guests in 2024. 313 rooms of various categories will be available, the interior of rooms and hotel spaces will become one of the main features of the high-class hotel. When decorating the rooms, it is planned to use local textiles, which are famous for their high quality and are considered to be one of the best in the world. Read this


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