7 places you should visit in New York

The famous city of New York offers its visitors a wide variety of sites to visit and activities to do. But without a doubt, what most attracts attention is the night in the city. Frank Sinatra already said it in his mythical song to New York, “The city that does not sleep”. The illuminated signs of 5th Avenue, the lights of Manhattan buildings and the offer of theaters, restaurants and bars are part of the panorama.

Next, we offer you a ranking with 7 places that you must visit in New York.

One of the most recognized symbols of New York. It measures 93 meters from its base and is located on Liberty Island. To visit it you must access in a boat from the pier that is in Battery Park.

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The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the USA. on the occasion of the centenary of the declaration of Independence, in 1886. It was designed by the creator of the Eiffel tower, Gustave Eiffel.

We recommend the tour that offers a visit inside the statue. Once there, you can access the crown viewpoint.

The Harlem neighborhood is north of Manhattan. Its population is, since the beginning of the twentieth century, mostly African American. Today 70% of its 215,000 inhabitants are.

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In 1658, the Dutch baptized this place as New Haarlem, in tribute to the Dutch city called Haarlem. Then, with the arrival of the English, the neighborhood was renamed Harlem.

In this area you can visit several museums. Highlights include the New York City Museum, the Neighborhood Museum and the Jazz Museum.

Its construction, which lasted 13 years, ended in 1883. At that time it became the longest suspension bridge in the world, It has a length of 1,825 meters.

It was built in order to cross the river during winter, since it was frozen and the boats could not cross it.

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Along with the Statue of Liberty, The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the best known symbols of New York. It has appeared in many movies.

At night, the bridge offers a magnificent view of illuminated Manhattan.

"One hundred times I have thought that New York is a catastrophe, and 50 times it is a beautiful catastrophe."

-Le Corbusier-

4. Times Square

Famous for its illuminated advertising posters and large agglomerations, Times Square offers its visitors a wide range of panoramas, museums, theaters, restaurants and bars, among others.

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The most important and busiest point is Broadway crossing with 7th Avenue. Near this site around 40 theaters are concentrated.

Is considered The largest Anglican cathedral in the world.Its construction began in 1892, but it was never completed, so it is known as San Juan, "the incomplete."

Over time, its construction was retaken several times, something that You can see when you see the different architectural styles it has.

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One of the most beautiful features of the cathedral is a rosette made with more than 10 thousand pieces of colored crystals. This results in the projection of a wonderful light inside the cathedral.

At present, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the seat of the archbishopric of the Episcopal Church of New York.

This famous avenue it crosses the city of New York from north to south. Its fame and importance are due to the commercial nature it possesses.

The most important stores are located near Central Park. Here you can find renowned brands such as Apple, Cartier or Armani, among others.

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But Fifth Avenue is not only commerce, You can also find St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Public Library, several museums and the Empire State Building.

It was considered the tallest building in the world between 1931 and 1972. It is currently the tallest building in New York. It measures 381 meters and is composed of 102 plants.

Its construction was carried out during the economic crisis of 1929 and it took just 410 days, thanks to the work of more than three thousand workers.

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The building has two viewpoints. One of them is located 320 meters high. It is estimated that since its construction, the Empire State has been visited by more than 100 million people. Only a year receives about 4 million visits.

There are thousands of things to do in New York, thousands of places to go and thousands of views to enjoy. We have only shown a few strokes, just, to give you a little idea of ​​what the city of skyscrapers offers visitors.

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